What is Breast Revision?
Breast revision is a surgical procedure that aims to reverse or modify the results of the primary breast surgery. Breast revision is mostly performed to revise the results of a breast implant surgery if the patient isn’t happy with the implant size, shape, or appearance. In some cases, breast revision might be necessary to address unwanted cosmetic results or to replace a damaged implant. Breast revision surgery involves replacing the damaged or unwanted implant with a new implant to provide the ideal cosmetic results. Accents Cosmetic Surgery has incredibly talented plastic surgeons who carefully discuss your specific goals to curate the ideal breast revision treatment plans, ensuring optimal aesthetic results.
Reasons for Breast Revision
Replace the previous implants due to capsular contracture or the appearance of ripples on the skin’s surface.
Switch out saline implants with silicone implants to improve the cosmetic results and prevent the appearance of ripples on the skin’s surface.
Change the implant size if your breasts appear overly large or insufficiently large.
Restore the breasts’ youthful shape, size, or appearance after pregnancy, weight changes, or aging.
Address other cosmetic concerns caused by botched breast surgery.
You’re a Candidate if You…
- Want new breast implants or want to reverse the results of the primary breast surgery.
- Aren’t happy with the results of the primary breast surgery.
- Want to address the changes caused by age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, etc.
- Are in generally good physical health.
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
- If you are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that preclude you from surgery.
- Have healed completely from the primary breast surgery.
Your Breast Revision Consultation in Michigan
Your breast revision surgery starts with a private consultation with the exceptional cosmetic surgeons at Accents Cosmetic Surgery. They discuss your surgical goals, review your medical history, run some tests to evaluate your health, and examine your breast tissues. Their assessment determines if you’re a suitable candidate for a breast revision, and, if so, they curate the ideal treatment plan.
If you need a breast implant replacement, they discuss your implant options, including the sizes, materials, incision styles, and implant placement options. The surgeons describe the unique benefits and drawbacks of silicone, saline, and gummy bear implants, so you can make an informed decision. As such, they collaboratively curate a personalized breast revision treatment plan with you.
Preparing for the Breast Revision in Detroit
- Opt for breast implant imaging, including mammograms, MRIs, and ultrasounds, to gauge the health of your implants.
- If you’re a smoker, stop smoking before the procedure.
- Stop taking herbal supplements and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like aspirin.
- Arrange for at least two weeks of social and professional downtime.
- Arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgical center.
The Breast Revision Surgery in Detroit
Breast revision is performed as an outpatient procedure at our accredited surgical center in Detroit. The surgeons administer local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the surgical techniques involved. In most cases, the surgeon will reopen the previous incision to access the underlying breast tissues, avoiding a new scar. However, if you need an implant replacement, the surgeon might need to make another incision under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The damaged implant will be removed, and the new implant will be placed in the breast pocket. The incision will be closed with sutures, and the breasts will be wrapped in bandages.
Recovering from Breast Revision
You have to wear gauze dressings and bandages for a day or two after the surgery. You might also have small drainage tubes inserted under the skin to prevent fluid accumulation. The cosmetic surgeons will provide detailed post-procedural recovery guidelines and aftercare tips regarding incision care, medications, and activity limitations. You’ll have swelling, redness, bruising, and other side effects for several weeks, but you can resume normal activities and work in a day or two. The surgeons will likely advise against strenuous workouts for at least a month. The incision marks and scars will gradually heal and fade over several months.
Schedule a Consultation
Reverse or modify the results of the primary breast surgery with Dr. Berkowitz. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what this procedure can do for you. Learn more