It can feel discouraging to undergo cosmetic surgery and realize that your results do not live up to your expectations or that your results have changed over time. Fortunately, breast revision offers a solution to concerns that have arisen due to complications from a previous breast augmentation surgery, changes in preferences, or weight change after your surgery. The board-certified surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offer some of the most expert breast revision Houston has to offer, so you can achieve impeccable results you will love for years to come.
Breast revision surgery involves the correction of any concerns or complications after breast augmentation. For example, breast revision can address size, shape, symmetry, scarring, rippling, misplaced or malfunctioning implants, or changes due to weight fluctuation.
In some cases, breast revision can be more complex than your initial breast augmentation surgery. To finally realize the results you want, you must undergo breast revision at the hands of an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon. While breast revision involves replacing old implants with new ones, it may also incorporate other procedures, depending on your unique concerns. Your breast revision may include a breast lift, breast reduction, or reshaping the pocket in which the implant sits.
Just as successful breast augmentation can enhance self-confidence, lackluster results from previous surgery can adversely affect self-esteem. In addition to improving cosmetic concerns, patients who have developed painful capsular contracture from their last surgery can achieve relief. Breast revision allows you to realize the results you wanted in the first place or update their figure to reflect your current cosmetic goals. Ultimately, you can experience the confidence boost you’ve been seeking.
Ideal breast revision candidates include non-smoking patients who are in generally good health and who would like to improve upon the results of previous breast augmentation. Candidates should also have realistic goals for their breast revision and approach their surgery with a positive mindset.
Just as is the case for breast augmentation, you will receive general anesthesia for your Houston breast revision surgery. There are three main incision techniques your surgeon may use for your breast revision, depending on the condition of your breasts and the desired outcome: an incision in the crease of the breast, a vertical incision below the nipple, or an incision around the areola.
Once your surgeon has gained access to the breast pocket, they will remove the old implant and any excess or damaged tissue before placing a new implant of your choice. If your breast revision includes any necessary alterations, such as a lift or pocket restructuring, they will make the adjustments before placing the implant. As soon as your surgeon has successfully sculpted your breasts according to your surgical plan, they will close and dress your incisions. Your surgeon may also dress you in a supportive surgical bra.
You will be able to head home immediately to recover after you wake up from anesthesia.
You will need a close friend or family member to drive you home and provide care for the first 24 hours after your surgery. You will be sore for several days after your breast revision. However, your surgeon will provide you with prescription pain medication to help you manage discomfort. You will also experience swelling.
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions for caring for your incisions and managing swelling. You should expect to stay home from work for at least one week, at which time you will be able to return to the majority of your daily activities. After approximately three weeks, you will be able to return to more strenuous activities.
Your breast revision results will appear as swelling subsides, usually around six weeks after surgery. However, your final results can take months to appear as your implants settle, and the surrounding tissues adjust. Results are long-lasting, so you will be able to enjoy your enhanced results for years.
If you are ready to realize the breast augmentation results you’ve dreamed of, please get in touch with The Clinic for Plastic Surgery to schedule your breast revision consultation with one of our leading Houston plastic surgeons. We look forward to helping you realize the best results possible.
The cost of breast revision and augmentation can vary significantly depending on your specific needs and preferences, including the type of implant used. Your breast revision can cost more than your augmentation if you have experienced complications.
Insurance will sometimes cover breast revision, depending on the specific circumstances. Patients who have developed firmness in their breasts or capsular contracture are especially likely to have their breast revision covered.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.