Revision breast surgery 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.
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.
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.
Most common reasons for undergoing breast revision surgery include:
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.
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.
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.
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 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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