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What is Breast Revision?

Breast revision is a procedure to help correct issues that are the result of a primary breast augmentation. Sometimes the breast implant needs to be replaced, or the person is unhappy with their breast size or shape, or the breasts are suffering from a complication such as rupture, capsular contracture, bottoming out, or malposition. Dr. Brian J. Parker is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast revision surgery in Las Vegas.

Repairing Past Breast Implant Surgeries Takes A High Degree of Skill

Revision breast surgery is complex and delicate due to previous scar tissue formation, and it requires not only skill and experience, but also an artist’s eye. Dr. Parker will listen to your concerns and create a personalized plan of action for resolving your aesthetic issues, giving you the breast appearance that you originally desired. At LV Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we offer a free consultation to discuss this procedure.

Free Consultation for Breast Revisions

Dr. Parker and his staff believe you deserve our full attention, and he places no time limits on his free consultations. This allows him to answer all your questions, review your medical history, and evaluate the current condition of your implants and will discuss your options for full breast revision surgery at his Las Vegas office.

What Are The Common Reasons to Get Breast Revision Surgery?

Most common reasons for undergoing our breast revision surgery include:

  • Change in breast volume or shape – Changes can occur in the breast due to the aging process, pregnancy, nursing or weight fluctuation.
  • Deflation of a saline implant – When a saline implant ruptures, the saltwater is absorbed into the body and the implant deflates.
  • Leakage of a silicone implant – You may need an MRI to detect whether a silicone implant has ruptured or is leaking.
  • Breast implant exchange – In this case, the client desires to change the implant size, or change the implant material (silicone, saline).
  • Capsular contracture – This is a common breast implant complication where the collagen and tissue surrounding the implants begins to harden and contract.
  • Implant coverage malfunction – When the breast tissue is too thin, it may not properly cover the breast implant.
  • Allergic reaction – In very rare cases, a woman’s body may reject the breast implant and form an infection.
  • Malposition – This occurs when an implant shifts outwards, inwards, downwards or upwards, creating an awkward, undesirable appearance.
  • Asymmetry – Here the breasts are not symmetrical to one another.
  • Symmastia – This is a type of malpositioning of implants where they drift inwards creating a “uniboob.”
  • Bottoming out – This is a complication that occurs when the nipples drift too high on the breasts and the breast crease sinks too low.
  • Double bubble – When the breasts drop down below the breast crease, it is called double bubble.
  • Implant removal – In this case, Dr. Parker removes the implants without replacing them.

Is There a Warranty For Breast Implants?

There is a lifetime warranty on silicone breast implants. If one ruptures within 10 years of surgery, the implant company will give up to $3500 towards the surgical expense in addition to the implants. If you develop a capsular contracture Bakers Grade III or IV within 10 years of augmentation, the implant company will replace both implants at no cost.

What Type of Implants Will Work Best for You?

Every woman is unique in body shape, personal concept of aesthetics, and physiology. Choosing the right implants is a critical part of the breast revision. Dr. Parker will fully explain the various types of implants, including smooth, textured, or gummy bear implants, and the pros and cons of each.

Where Will the Incisions Be in Breast Revision Surgery?

In most cases, the incision is placed in the inframammary fold – the breast crease. This allows Dr. Parker access to remove the current implants, repair the surgical pocket, and either restore the breast without implants, or place new implants.

Breast Implant Revision Surgery for Rupture

While modern breast implants are far superior to what was manufactured in the past, in rare cases an implant will rupture. It may require an MRI to reveal a rupture in a silicone implant. For saline implants the rupture is obvious – one breast deflates as the saline leaks. If you have a ruptured implant, it is probably covered by warranty, and we can help you repair and restore your breasts.

Recovery from Breast Revision Surgery

Recovery time is like the primary surgery, requiring about six to eight weeks. We closely monitor the progress of our patients, with no limit on the post-operative care we provide – which is always performed by Dr. Parker himself. We are available for calls 24/7, and believe our patients deserve maximum care and attention after surgery.

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