If you didn’t achieve the breast look you envisioned, chances are that poor implant choice is to blame. Implant material, size, projection, and placement all play important roles in creating your final breast appearance. In some cases, women don’t achieve the size they desired or their breast size doesn’t flatter their frame. For other women, their breasts may appear too noticeably augmented, and they want a more natural aesthetic.
Patients with breast implants can develop complications over time. The scar tissue capsule that forms around the implants may begin to tighten and squeeze the implants, causing a complication known as capsular contracture. Another complication known as symmastia can occur if the implants migrate toward each other in the center of the chest. The breast implant may rupture, causing the breast to appear deflated. These complications usually result in a distorted breast appearance, and some of them can also be painful.
Women who have breast ptosis before their breast augmentation or who have developed breast drooping over time after their augmentation may find that their breasts no longer have a youthful appearance. Apart from a drooping breast appearance, women with weak breast tissue can develop double bubble deformity or have implants that bottom out. With both of these complications, the lower edge of the implant becomes visible from under the breast tissue.
Breast revision recovery varies depending on the technique used for your surgery. Most breast revisions are similar to the recovery from your primary augmentation. You will wear a support bra and avoid physical activities for several weeks. Most patients resume their normal activities after two weeks. You can resume your exercise program with your surgeon’s permission.
Most breast revisions are performed using your previous breast augmentation incision site. This reduces a secondary area of scarring. Any scars that do develop are likely to fade over time.
Many factors affect the cost your breast revision. Geographical location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, and chosen technique all alter the ultimate cost of your procedure. However, the price should only be one factor when choosing your surgeon. You should never sacrifice quality work by a board-certified plastic surgeon just to save money. Proven results matter. Financing is available if needed.
There is some slight pain associated with breast revision surgery. Immediately following your surgery, it is normal to experience redness, bruising, swelling, and soreness. Your chest may feel tight and uncomfortable. To control the pain, you will be prescribed an oral pain medication and should schedule downtime for at least a few days following your surgery.
If you think that a Breast Revision may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Breast Revision procedure, please contact DAVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!