When a woman undergoes a second surgery on her breasts because of some unhappiness or dissatisfaction with how they look or feel following a previous surgery, it’s called a breast augmentation revision.
Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The warranty on most implants is 10 years, so having a secondary surgery involving the implant is quite common. Your personal preferences regarding your implants may have changed over the course of several years. For example, you may decide you don’t like how your breasts are positioned and get a breast lift. You may wish you had gone with a bigger implant and decide to increase the size. You may want to keep your size but have a more natural looking implant. You may even decide you’d like your implants removed altogether. These are just a few of the reasons why women undergo breast augmentation revision.
Schedule an appointment with your surgeon to discuss the surgery you’d like done. Be prepared to discuss your medical history as well as the previous breast surgery you had. Your surgeon will inform you of your options and whether or not they are realistic for your personal situation.
You will be given anesthesia for your comfort on the day of the surgery. Depending on what type of surgery you have selected, the procedure will last from two to four hours. You will then be bandaged and taken to a recovery room for a few hours before being released. From your previous breast surgery, you will remember how critical it is that you let your body fully recover before trying any strenuous activity. There may be tenderness and bruising, but within four weeks you should be back to normal health.
For more information about breast augmentation revision, call our office at (702) 671-5110 or schedule your appointment online today.