Breast implant revision is a procedure designed to improve or otherwise revise breast augmentation results. While a majority of women who undergo breast augmentation are pleased with their results, revision surgery may be necessary under a variety of circumstances. If you suspect you could benefit from implant revision, we welcome an opportunity to meet with you for a private and confidential consultation where we can listen to your concerns, assess your current implants, and help you determine the best course forward.
Please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery at 918-518-5144 to schedule your breast implant revision consultation today. Dr. Brenda Schiesel welcomes women from Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, and all surrounding Oklahoma Communities.
When is Breast Implant Revision Surgery Necessary?
There are hundreds of thousands of breast augmentation procedures performed in the United States every year. Most of these produce reliable and long-lasting results. There are some instances, however, in which results do not meet expectations, produce an unfavorable appearance, or even cause pain. In these instances, revision surgery can help restore comfort and bring the chest into ideal proportions with the frame.
Some of the most common reasons to consider implant revision surgery include:
- Capsular Contracture, a hardening of scar tissue around an implant that causes distortion and discomfort
- Asymmetrical results, often a result of improperly filling implants, poor placement, or failure to account for differences in natural breast size
- Fold malposition, an issue which may push the breasts too far apart, allow implants to bottom out, or merge the breasts into a single form
- Change of heart, or simply wanting your breasts to look different than they do following augmentation
Breast implant failure is another reason to consider revision surgery. This includes visible implant wrinkles and ripples, double-bubble, folds and creases, or rupture. Newer breast implants, such as the form stable or “gummy bear” option, help to reduce these risks significantly. For this reason and more, some women choose to undergo breast implant revision surgery simply to replace older saline implants with newer, more natural-looking and feeling silicone breast implants. This is particularly true for women who had implants placed several years ago.
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is an extremely rare, but potentially deadly form of cancer that has been linked to textured silicone breast implants with polyurethane outer shells. Out of caution, some women have selected to have their textured implants removed and replaced. If you are concerned about this possibility, Dr. Doyle would be happy to discuss your options during your one-on-one consultation.
Breast Implant Revision Procedure
Breast implant revision may be used to remove implants or to remove and replace them. In the case of removal alone, breast lift surgery may be necessary to restore firmness to the breast mound. This is different for every woman and will be discussed in greater detail during your time in our care.
Revision of breast augmentation surgery involves the removal and replacement of existing implants. New implants can be silicone or saline, and any shape or size that seems most suitable for your current goals. They can be placed above or below the chest muscles, enabling your procedure to be tailored to your exact needs.
Our plastic surgeon follows existing incisions whenever possible to help avoid additional scarring. Following her pre and post-operative advice will further assist in this goal.
As with breast augmentation, recovery from revision surgery will require five to seven days of rest before resuming work and six weeks or more before all normal activities can be resumed. You will return to our office for follow-up visits during this time. Dr. Schiesel will assess your recovery during these visits and help you determine when it is safe to resume all normal activities.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Brenda Schiesel is a board-certified plastic surgeon with substantial experience performing breast and body procedures. One of the very few female plastic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Schiesel has a direct and deep understanding of female anatomy, giving her unique insight into how best to proceed with implant revision.
Thoughtful, attentive, and entirely dedicated to each patient she sees, Dr. Schiesel takes time to understand the desires and needs of women interested in breast implant revision, helping her produce exquisite results that last for years to come.
Contact South Tulsa Plastic Surgery Today!
If you are ready to learn more about breast implant revision, call our Tulsa office at 918-518-5144 and schedule your consultation right away. South Tulsa Plastic Surgery welcomes breast implant revision patients from Sapulpa, Sand Springs, and surrounding areas of Oklahoma.