What Is Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast augmentation using implants is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S., and in many cases, it offers outstanding outcomes. Sometimes, however, a patient can be dissatisfied with the results of her breasts and at some point may want breast revision surgery. While few breast augmentations do end with a poor outcome, there are individuals who wish to have a larger or smaller implant while some may have a visible irregularity and ask to have the breast implant revised or taken out altogether. Keep in mind, not all revision treatments are due to doctor error. Some women may end up needing revision treatment for a particular medical condition or capsular contraction. Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi provides breast revision surgery for women in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Los Angeles, CA who are unsatisfied with their results.
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Can I Get Breast Revision Surgery?
If you have any cosmetic or medical concerns about your breast implants, Dr. Hakimi is here to help you create a unique surgical plan to give you your desired results. Whether it is scarring, breast sag, rippling, or asymmetry, revision surgery can help correct the condition and create a more normal and healthy appearance. This operation can also be appropriate if you would like to alter the size, implant style, or address another aspect of your breasts. If you are in Newport Beach, or Beverly Hills, CA, call us to schedule a consultation today.
Why Get Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast revision surgery either removes an implant that is not working or functioning correctly, or is no longer desired. Breast revision surgery may also be performed to change implant size or go from an implant to a fat transfer (or vice versa). There are other common situations in which a revision surgical treatment is needed.
Asymmetry: This occurs when your implant sizes look uneven and could be due to incorrect implant size, sagging on one side, or a condition that could potentially cause the asymmetry.
Bottoming out: Bottoming out occurs when one or both implants drop too low. To correct this, sometimes a new placement strategy will be recommended.
Capsular contracture: Capsular contracture is when the capulse around the implant becomes hardened because of scarring, causing the tissue around the breast implant to become hard and thick and sometimes painful. In this case, it could interfere with implant placement and bring it high on the chest.
Implant rippling: Implant rippling occurs when there are lines and ripples beneath the skin, often just along the edge of the implant.
Implant rupture: An implant rupture occurs in a very small percent of cases, but when it does happen, the implant will rupture. In the case of saline, the saline will leak out and the implant will become deflated; in a silicone implant, it can only be detected with an MRI.
Symmastia: Symmastia occurs when the implants are placed too close together.
Breast size: Sometimes a breast revision surgery will be needed simply when a woman desires a smaller or larger size implant.
Breast revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes anywhere between 1 – 4 hours. Based on your consultation with Dr. Hakimi, he will perform the appropriate surgery to provide you with the results you're looking for. After your surgery, you can be taken home to start your recovery. The overall recovery varies, depending on what is involved in your surgery. Revision surgery that needs complex revision techniques will have a longer recovery, which could last up to 2 weeks. Results should begin to be seen when the swelling starts to disappear. Dr. Hakimi or a member of his team will go over what should be expected during your recovery, as well as recommendations to help you heal faster.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast revision surgery cost?
The cost of breast revision surgery will vary based on the complexity of your procedure. In your consultation, Dr. Hakimi will listen to your needs and goals before performing a physical examination of your implants. After this, he will discuss your choices before creating your treatment plan. The cost of revision surgery will be based on the complexity of the procedure, plus what you choose for your new implants. It's better to focus on getting the results you want by selecting a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hakimi, instead of the cheapest surgeon. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Hakimi Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
What if Dr. Hakimi wasn't my original surgeon?
Dr. Hakimi can perform your revision surgery, even if he was not the surgeon who did your original breast augmentation. Revision surgery is sometimes more complex than augmentation surgery if you want dramatic changes or have problems so it is better to find a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hakimi, who has advanced training and experience in breast surgery. Dr. Hakimi also welcomes his patients to come back to Hakimi Plastic Surgery for breast revision surgery after their original breast augmentation if they have a problem or want a change.
Change Your Mind
Breast implant revision surgery is a unique and customized procedure by plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi. If you notice a visible defect with your breast implants or desire a different result, we invite you to get in touch with our Beverly Hills, CA office to make your appointment at Dr. Hakimi's office. There are many factors to consider, and Dr. Hakimi will give you a full physical assessment, create your revision options, and help set realistic goals and expectations.