Every year, thousands of women undergo successful breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. As one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today, breast augmentation boasts a high satisfaction rate. However, as with any plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation does come with a degree of risk and complications that can result in an undesirable outcome. In other cases, the procedure is successful but the patient is no longer happy with her results because her personal preferences have changed. No matter what the reason is, breast revision surgery can help achieve a more desirable breast appearance.
As a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, Mr Miles Banwell, founder of Attune Clinic, has a high success rate for breast augmentation and has performed countless breast revision procedures. As with his breast augmentation procedures, Mr Banwell takes a personalized approach to breast revision. The trusted plastic surgeon will work with you to design a treatment plan that best achieves your desired outcome.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision?
You may be a suitable candidate for breast revision surgery if you:
- Are no longer happy with the size and shape of your breast implants
- Want to replace your breast implants with another type
- Have leaked or ruptured breast implants
- Have developed capsular contracture
Your Breast Revision Options
Breast revision surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. Mr Banwell can perform breast revision for several reasons including:
Breast implant replacement: If you are no longer happy with the size or shape of your implants, Mr Banwell can replace them with another pair that you are more satisfied with. When replacing your implants, Mr Banwell will pay close attention to your anatomy to achieve a natural-looking breast appearance that complements your overall figure. Or, you may choose to replace your breast implants with another type. For instance, some women decide to exchange saline implants for ones made of silicone gel because the latter closely mimic the look and feel of natural breasts.
Breast implant removal: If you have developed a complication or simply don’t want to have breast implants anymore, Mr Banwell can remove them altogether. The plastic surgeon will typically remove the implants through the incisions that were created when placing the implants in the initial breast augmentation process. If necessary, he will address skin that was stretched out due to the breast implants and restore a beautiful breast shape.
Breast implant malposition: If implant pockets were created too far apart or too close together, the breasts may appear distorted. Mr Banwell can achieve a more natural-looking appearance to the breasts by relocating and modifying the implant pockets.
Capsular contracture: Capsular contracture is a complication that occurs when the scar tissue around the breast implant, known as the “capsule,” hardens. Mr Banwell will remove the capsule and implant and replace the implant with a new one.
Recovering from Breast Revision
Your recovery from breast revision will be similar to your recovery from your initial breast augmentation procedure. You should anticipate taking at least one week off from work and your normal activities. During this time, you will need to rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous activities including exercise, bending and lifting heavy objects. Temporary side effects include breast soreness, tenderness and bruising, which can be minimized with prescribed oral pain medication. Mr Banwell will meet with you regularly throughout your recovery to monitor your healing progress.
To learn more about breast revision surgery, please contact Attune Clinic today.