Breast revision is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct or improve a prior breast procedure. The ultimate goal of breast revision is to restore a youthful, attractive and more desirable appearance. There are many reasons why patients may elect a breast revision surgery.
Some common reasons are as follows:
Breast revision is typically performed in an office-based surgical suite or outpatient surgical facility center. Although local anesthesia is an option, general anesthesia is recommended and preferred to maximize patient comfort. The incision site will depend on the type of surgery needed, but the surgeon can try to follow original incision patterns if possible. In most cases, incisions will be made around the areola and/or along the breast crease.
After surgery, patients are monitored in a recovery room for a few hours. Your breasts will be dressed in bandages or a surgical bra to protect, minimize and control swelling.
Depending of the extent of the procedure, some patients can return home the same day while others must plan to stay overnight. Dressings are removed within one to three days post surgery. Your doctor may instruct you to wear a special support bra in the early stages of recovery. You cannot fully submerge your breasts in water, i.e. bathtub or pool, for at least four weeks after surgery. Any non-dissolvable sutures will be removed at your doctor’s office after about one week. Most swelling will resolve within four to six weeks. Because this is a second surgery, a little longer of a healing process can be expected. You can resume normal activity within three to seven days, or according to your doctor’s specific instructions. Many patients are able to return to work after one week, although any strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for the first three weeks or longer.
You may benefit from a breast revision surgery if you:
Desire to enhance breast tissue that has lost volume due to natural aging, weight fluctuations and/or pregnancy.
In addition to breast revision, the expert surgeons at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery provide cutting-edge techniques in breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift surgery. To learn more about breast revision, please contact the Beverly Hills office at 310-275-2467 to schedule a private consultation today.