Revision Breast Surgery
The reasons for undergoing breast revision surgery in Miami range from wanting to alter the size of your implants to correcting complications that occurred following your prior augmentation surgery. Selecting a talented, experienced plastic surgeon is critical when considering surgery to replace breast implants. Miami plastic surgeons Dr. Tracy Baker and Dr. Jackie Yee specialize in revision surgeries, which are typically more challenging than an initial breast augmentation.
Replacing your breast implants may be more complex and stressful than the original surgery. Speaking with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Baker or Dr. Yee will help you understand your options. Please online, or call Baker Plastic Surgery at (305) 670-9995 to schedule an appointment.
Who are Good Candidates for Revision Breast Surgery?
Women who undergo breast augmentation surgery occasionally wind up wishing they had opted for larger or smaller implants. Sometimes complications develop, such as scar tissue tightening around the implant, or one of the implants collapsing. Whether you've had a change of heart about the implants or the implants themselves have changed, revision breast surgery is an option. Other issues that lead women to seek revision surgery include:
- An X-ray shows silicone leaking from its shell
- Implants have shifted position
- Breast tissue volume has changed because of significant weight fluctuations
- Visible rippling of your implants
- Your implants are asymmetrical
What to Expect
Revision Breast Surgery
You may be feeling frustrated and scared when faced with the prospect of having to undergo breast revision surgery, even if it's because you want to change the implant size. Dr. Baker and Dr. Yee understand those emotions, and they know the importance of gaining your trust through honest communication. Revision surgery may involve removing, replacing or shifting the position of the existing implant. In some cases, combining a breast lift procedure with the revision surgery may improve results.
Revision surgery poses some unique challenges, such as the formation of scar tissue around the implant, that aren't present during an initial augmentation procedure. But your experience may be very similar to what occurred when your implants were first inserted. The surgery is performed using general anesthesia or sedation, and you will remain at the surgical facility for several hours until you are ready to return home.
Your recovery after revision breast surgery varies on what steps Dr. Yee or Dr. Baker performs to improve your outcome. The discomfort after revision surgery is usually much less than the primary augmentation. If significant changes occurred, the down time may be longer to ensure the repair or revision heals appropriately.