What is Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast augmentation using implants is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures in America, and in many cases, it offers beautiful and natural outcomes. However, sometimes a woman can be unhappy with the results of her breasts and at some point may want breast revision surgery. It is important to note not all revision surgeries are due to practitioner error. While few breast augmentations do end with a poor outcome, there are individuals who want a different implant size while some may have a defect and ask to have the implant corrected or removed altogether. Furthermore, some women must have revision treatment for a particular condition. Our skilled specialists provide breast revision surgery after giving a thorough evaluation at Plastic Surgery Vegas so that a healthy and desired outcome is delivered.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Revision Surgery?
A personalized breast revision surgery in Las Vegas, NV at Plastic Surgery Vegas can help you remake your look with a number of great benefits, including:
- Enhances the overall aesthetic appearance of the breasts
- Addresses issues from a previous surgery
- Allows you to increase or decrease implant size
- Repairs multiple breast implant problems (rippling, bottoming out, asymmetry, etc.)
- Lifts sagging breasts
- Removes scar tissue
- Improves comfort
- Boosts self-image and confidence
- Can remove implants to return to a more natural look
Breast Revision Reviews
"My journey with Dr. Edwards began 15 years ago in 2005. He performed a breast revision to correct failing capsules and my result was beautiful! Fast forward to 2020. I found myself in desperate need of him again as a result of a freak accident that caused one of my saline implants to rupture. Trust me when I say this was a freak accident!! Right away I reached out to his team to see what could be done. I was very indecisive on exactly what option I wanted to pursue as Dr. Edwards gave me several great options to consider. He and his assistant Cathy were so amazingly helpful to me throughout the entire process of making my decision which took me about three months to work through. They patiently talked through pro's and con's of the different options with me and even allowed me to test out some different options. I ultimately decided to do augmentation again but this time much smaller with a lift. I am 5 weeks post-op today and could not be more happy with my result! I have been in and around the medical industry nearly my whole life and it is extremely rare to find a doctor who is not only a MASTER of his craft but also has bedside manner that makes you feel like you're family. Dr. Edwards is both! One conversation with him and there is no question in your mind that he cares deeply that his patients have all the information and guidance to make the decision that is best for THEM. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Edwards, Cathy and his whole team. From the bottom of my heart thank you for helping me through a very challenging experience and giving me a beautiful result!"- G.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2021
"This is my second surgery with Dr Edwards, and I have to say that the experience was as good as the first one. I developed a severe capsular contracture after a breast revision with a different doctor. Dr Edwards have been trying really hard to help me with my issues, and even though it has been a long and painful journey getting my normal breasts again, I am and forever will be grateful that I met Dr Edwards because he is an outstanding physician, he has great bedside manners. He treats me like I am part of his family, he never appears to be in a rush, he will take the time to answer all your questions, and makes sure you are well taken care by everyone in the office. He has done everything and anything possible to prevent my body from developing a capsular contracture, and I trust him without hesitation. So far, my breasts look perfect, and I am very hopeful that this time my body will take the implants. Also, I am very thankful to Cathy that has been with me from the beginning of this long journey. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. If I ever had a concern, she was always available to resolve any issue. I never really had to request to talk to Dr Edwards because Cathy, and this time Cynthia too, always took care of anything I needed. Thank you so much ladies! Also, Sandra is Dr Edwards financial assistant, and she is awesome, and very helpful with the financial part of the process. Finally, the office is beautiful, clean and very welcoming. Everyone in the office, including the front desk clerk are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon to go see Dr Edwards because you won’t regret it. He is the best of the best! Thank you Dr Edwards for all that you do to makes us look pretty and confident! ❤️🙏🏼"- A.J. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"My journey with Dr. Edwards began 15 years ago in 2005. He performed a breast revision to correct failing capsules and my result was beautiful! Fast forward to 2020. I found myself in desperate need of him again as a result of a freak accident that caused one of my saline implants to rupture. Trust me when I say this was a freak accident!! Right away I reached out to his team to see what could be done. I was very indecisive on exactly what option I wanted to pursue as Dr. Edwards gave me several great options to consider. He and his assistant Cathy were so amazingly helpful to me throughout the entire process of making my decision which took me about three months to work through. They patiently talked through pro's and con's of the different options with me and even allowed me to test out some different options. I ultimately decided to do augmentation again but this time much smaller with a lift. I am 5 weeks post-op today and could not be more happy with my result! I have been in and around the medical industry nearly my whole life and it is extremely rare to find a doctor who is not only a MASTER of his craft but also has bedside manner that makes you feel like you're family. Dr. Edwards is both! One conversation with him and there is no question in your mind that he cares deeply that his patients have all the information and guidance to make the decision that is best for THEM. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Edwards, Cathy and his whole team. From the bottom of my heart thank you for helping me through a very challenging experience and giving me a beautiful result!"- G.B. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"I highly recommend Dr. Edwards! He is absolutely an amazing plastic surgeon! I regret not using him for my first breast augmentation. He’s a perfectionist and truly a master of breast revision. He made me feel the most comfortable from my consultation, up to the day of my surgery, and during all of my follow up visits. He listens to what you would like to achieve and he explains what he could do for you. Cathy made me feel so comfortable in the surgery room and was honest about what I needed to do to achieve the most favorable results. Cynthia was so helpful giving post op care and concerns. Sandra was amazing helping me schedule and find an earlier surgery date. And Kelly, his office manager, who has been with Dr. Edwards for years, is so knowledgeable and makes sure you have an exceptional experience. Thank you Dr. Edwards and all your staff for a truly Exceptional Experience!!! I Love my results and I can’t thank you enough for the masterpiece you have created!!!"- S.H. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Dr Edwards and his staff are nothing less than amazing! Every step of the way they listened, informed and delivered 1000%! I really can’t say enough good things about them! Dr. Edwards bedside manner is stellar! He will make you feel at ease, hold your hand while you fall asleep and tell you the truth! Not to mention his work is impeccable! Every single person I’ve come in contact with, in that office has been kind, caring and they all make you feel like you’re their only patient. I had a breast implant revision and lift 4 days ago and I already love the way they look! Even better than my first BA! I couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited to see the final results as time goes by, but they already look beautiful. You will not regret your choice, if you choose to go to him! Thank you, Dr. Edwards, Cathy, Ada, Sandra, Mary, Brooke, Dr. Bowers and everyone else I’m missing by name!"- B.J. / Google / Apr 09, 2022
Who is a candidate for breast revision?
If you have any issues (whether medical or aesthetic) about your breast implants, please schedule a consultative appointment with our team to talk about your goals and create your custom plan for breast revision surgery. A few common reasons for breast revision include:
- The development of scar tissue
- Drooping or sagging of the breasts
- Rippling under the skin of the breasts
- The desire for a more normal, ideal outcome
Why is a breast revision needed?
Secondary breast augmentation either removes an implant that is not functioning properly or is no longer desired. Breast implant revision surgery may also be performed to change implant size or to go from silicone to saline (or vice versa). There are other common situations in which a revision treatment is needed.
This condition occurs when the implants look out of balance. This may be due to incorrect implant size, or sagging or drooping on one side, or a different condition that would cause asymmetry. A physical examination would need to take place to determine what is causing the asymmetry, then a revision surgery would be needed to resolve the issue, and finally, a new set of breast implants would be positioned to attain a symmetrical result.
This is a condition that can happen when one or both implants "bottom out" or drop too low. In many cases, this is a placement issue from the original breast augmentation surgery. To modify this, a new placement technique may be considered. For some patients, tissue grafting most likely will be needed in addition to a surgically created pocket to hold the new implant. For many patients, switching to a silicone breast implant usually will solve this problem.
There are times revision surgery is as simple as getting a smaller or larger-sized implant. With the original surgery, you may have opted to go too conservative or gone a bit too large. A different breast implant size can be placed to attain the desired aesthetic goal.
This is the term used for scar tissue, occurring when the delicate tissue that surrounds the breast implant becomes hard and thickens. While breast implants do result in some internal scar tissue, most women will never know. In some circumstances, the scarring could alter the implant placement, which may change the breast shape and create an undesirable outcome. Capsular contracture surgery to clean up and remove scarring would be recommended.
This condition occurs when you see noticeable lines and ripples under the skin. This deformity generally develops around the edge of the implant. Rippling is generally found in patients who are very thin. Many times, this condition can be corrected by simply changing to a silicone breast implant.
While this represents a small percentage of cases, breast implant rupture can occur. If a saline implant ruptures, the implant will deflate rather quickly. For this reason, a visible deflation will be noticeable. Meanwhile, if a silicone implant ruptures, it is only detected through an MRI. Either way, when a rupture happens, a second surgery will be needed.
This condition happens when implants are positioned too closely together. In most cases, this is because the implant selected was the incorrect shape, size, and width. A secondary procedure will repair this issue by utilizing an implant that fits your frame and looks pleasing to the eye.
What can I expect after breast revision?
After your procedure and an observation period, you can go home to start your recovery. The overall recovery varies based upon the complexity of your surgery. A revision that needs grafting or complex reconstruction will have a longer recovery that may take up to several months. You should slowly start to see your results when the bruising and swelling start to disappear. Our team will go over what should be expected while you recover, as well as recommendations to help you heal faster. You should also schedule follow-up visits as directed so we can assess your healing and results.
breast revision FAQ
Will I experience loose skin after breast revision surgery?
When you are having your implants removed or are changing to a significantly smaller size of implants, you may want to have excess skin removed as well. After hearing your goals and evaluating your current implants, we can discuss adding a breast lift to remove sagging skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, become pregnant, or breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery, a revision combined with a lift can give you better results.
Will there be new scars after breast revision surgery?
Whenever possible, our surgeons will try to make incisions for revision surgery in the original augmentation incisions. However, if this is not possible, we will place the new incisions where they are least visible. Breast revision surgery typically uses a transaxillary incision (in the armpit), a periareolar incision (along the lower border of the areola), an inframammary incision (under the fold of the breast), or TUBA incision (through the belly button). Our surgical team will go over scar care instructions so your incisions heal smoothly and blend into your skin.
Do I have to change my implants for breast revision?
While implants are long-lasting, they do require replacement eventually. After augmentation surgery, it's important to have your implants checked regularly so we can help you decide if your implants should be replaced. With so many advances in the medical field, you may prefer the new implant shapes and types to get a better look from breast revision surgery.
revise your look
Revision surgery for breast implants is a specialized procedure that is tailored to your individual needs. If you are not happy with your breast augmentation results or want a different result, we invite you to get in touch with our Las Vegas, NV office to book your appointment at Plastic Surgery Vegas. There are numerous factors to consider and our surgical team can give you a full physical assessment, create your revision recommendations, and discuss realistic goals and expectations.
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