Revision Breast Surgery
You may not be happy with the results of a breast lift or augmentation. You may develop hardness or excessive rippling after breast augmentation. Over the years after your augmentation, natural breast drooping may position your nipples and areolae too low on your breast mound. Breast revision surgery can help you improve or correct the effects of a previous breast enhancement procedure and reverse and correct changes in your breasts that naturally occur with the process of aging. The following is an overview of what is available with breast revision surgery. Please contact our Saratoga Springs plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Yarinsky, for more information and to schedule a consultation.
Who is a Candidate?
- You are dissatisfied with results of a previous breast surgery.
- You have experienced complications with a previous breast surgery.
- You would like to exchange your saline breast implants for silicone implants.
- You would like a larger or smaller size breast implant.
- You would like to have the breast implants removed.
- You have developed breast droopiness or changes in nipple and areola position.
- You have developed larger or smaller breasts as you age.
Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery
- Saline to Silicone or Silicone to Saline Implant Exchange
- Capsular Contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant causing hard breasts
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Deflation
- Droopiness or breast shape or size changes that occur with aging
- Correction of complications or dissatisfaction resulting from previous breast surgery.
- Obtain results that match your goals for how you would like your breasts to look.
- Maintain the shape and size of your breasts as you age.
- Details of this procedure depend on your reasons for considering breast revision surgery.
- Saline breast removal involves deflation of the implant, followed by removal. This can often be accomplished through the original incisions.
- Scar tissue will be removed from the area around the implants.
- If you are undergoing an implant exchange, the new implants will be placed directly after removal of the original implants.
- You may need a breast lift or nipple and areola repositioning on your breast mound.
Recuperation and Healing
- Some bruising and swelling will be present for at least a few days.
- Implant replacement patients will likely need to wear a surgical compression bra for a few weeks after surgery.
- Pain and discomfort can be controlled with medication.
- Heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks.
- Special care should be undertaken in the weeks following breast revision surgery to protect the breasts from harm.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for you can be determined only at the time of your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Most people are very happy with the results, but no specific result can be guaranteed.
This procedure is done at our Joint Commission accredited office facility.