Generally speaking, most women are overwhelmingly satisfied with their breast augmentation results and feel more confident, attractive, and feminine after surgery. However, from time to time, patients may either be unhappy with their new look or experience a complication. This can, understandably, be discouraging, but try not to worry. Breast revision surgery is likely to provide a solution. Caring and compassionate board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev fully understand the frustration of breast augmentation complications and less-than-ideal outcomes and are committed to helping Long Island, NY patients achieve the stunning look they were hoping for with breast revision at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery.
If you are not completely thrilled with your breast augmentation results or think there may be a problem with one of your breast implants, use this helpful information to learn more about how breast revision may be the solution you need.
What is breast revision?
Breast revision surgery is a secondary procedure used to correct the results of a primary breast augmentation in the event of a complication, patient dissatisfaction, or a change in the patient’s preference. In some breast revision cases, the implant(s) may need to be replaced, while other patients may desire a complete breast implant removal. During breast revision surgery, the surgeon will use appropriate techniques to correct the patient’s specific concerns. This may include replacing the implant, reinforcing the tissue, constructing a new breast pocket, repositioning the implant, and more. Drs. Romanelli and Layliev are highly knowledgeable in the complexities of breast revision surgery and take great care to tailor each surgery to the patient’s individual needs and goals.
How do I know if I need breast revision surgery?
There are a number of different reasons that Long Island, NY women pursue breast revision surgery. Whether surgical error or implant malfunction resulted in a complication, or the patient simply wants to alter the size, shape, or type of her implants, breast revision can be performed. Some of the most common concerns that can be corrected through breast implant revision include:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- Bottoming out
- Breast asymmetry
- Implant rippling
- Silicone to saline or vice-versa
- Prefer larger or smaller implants
- Desire implant removal
How long is breast revision recovery time?
In some cases, recovery after breast revision is less extensive than the recovery after initial breast augmentation. However, this can depend on the specific details of the revision surgery and other patient factors. Most patients are able to return to work about 1 – 2 weeks after breast revision surgery, but exercise, physical activity, and lifting will still be off-limits for several more weeks. Much like breast augmentation, the results of breast revision may take up to 6 – 8 weeks to fully develop as the swelling resolves, and the implants settle into place. During your consultation and preoperative appointments at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, your surgeon will help you better understand what to expect from your breast revision recovery so that you can prepare appropriately.
What do breast revision scars look like?
Drs. Romanelli and Layliev share in their patients’ desires to minimize visible scarring as much as possible after any procedure and make every attempt to keep breast surgery scars to a minimum. In many cases, breast revision can be performed using the incisions from the original breast augmentation. However, this can depend on the specific concern or complication, the severity of the problem, the kind of revision being performed, and other factors. For patients who need a breast lift as part of their breast revision surgery, additional incisions may be required, resulting in further scarring. The professional team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery will provide you with recommendations, topical ointments, and other options to help ensure your incisions heal properly, and your scars fade as much as possible.
Feel confident and proud of your body with breast revision
If your breast augmentation didn’t go as planned, you can still get the look you were hoping for with breast revision surgery. Call the experienced team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to schedule your breast revision consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, and discover how achieving the feminine, beautiful physique you’ve always wanted may be easier than you think!