Are you a candidate for breast revision? Dr Samuel Yang discusses how to find out whether breast revision surgery is right for you and what to consider before surgery.
Breast revision is a surgical procedure for the replacement or removal of breast implants and can be performed for many reasons.
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The main reason patients seek breast revision is to address medical complications linked to past breast surgery. Breast revision can also be performed to correct unsatisfactory results from breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty).
Dr Samuel Yang is a highly sought-after plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers comprehensive and effective breast revisions adhering to the desired outcomes of patients. He also follows a strict compliance to medical and ethical guidelines which caters to the safety and comfort of his patients.
If you’re unhappy with your current breast surgery results, Brisbane’s leading plastic surgeon can help. Request a personalised consultation with Dr Samuel Yang. Together, he’ll discuss you surgical options to reveal a more pleasing breast appearance.
Are you a candidate for breast revision?
While it is relatively uncommon for women to experience complications after breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), it can certainly occur. Choosing a highly qualified and experienced surgeon helps to reduce this risk.
Breast revision is available to women in good general health who have had breast surgery and desire a correction. This can involve removing or replacing the breast implants.
The surgery is performed in a similar manner to breast augmentation and depending on your desired result can be combined with breast lift (mastopexy) surgery.
The following concerns can be addressed through breast revision surgery:
- Asymmetrical breasts – this could be the result of uneven breast implants, deflation in an implant or capsular contracture and hardening of an implant.
- Women who are dissatisfied with the size or appearance of their implants.
- Women who are seeking breast cancer treatment after having breast surgery. Although breast cancer is not related to breast surgery, removing breast implants may improve the effectiveness of treatment.
- Breast pain as a result of breast surgery or defective implants which may rapture or calcify.
- Women looking to remove breast implant completely and possibly have a breast lift.
- Breast implants that are medically defective causing medical complications.
- Loss or sensation in the nipple or discomfort in the breast
Breast implant removal
While breast surgery remains a safe procedure there are circumstances that could lead to your breast implants becoming defective or no longer matching your aesthetic goals.
For such cases, a complete removal of the implant is possible. Reconstruction of the natural breast can be performed. This may involve the re-position of the nipple and areola, or a breast lift (mastopexy) surgery to suit the new size and volume of your breasts.
Breast implant replacement
Breast implants can also be replaced after a medical assessment. An assessment performed by Dr Samuel Yang can determine the size and type of implants that can be used to safely replace your current breast implants.
Implant replacement can generally be done through one procedure where the current or defective implants are removed and immediately replaced with new implants. However, in cases where there is infection or the previous implant has raptured causing silicone gel to leak into the breast, an assessment of the breast tissue may be required. This will ensure further medical complications in the future are prevented.
Recovery time and post-operative care
Recovery from any breast surgery is accelerated by rest and avoidance of strenuous activity which may cause pain, exacerbate discomfort and cause injury.
Immediately after surgery your breasts will be dressed and bandaged. Your surgeon will prescribe pain relief medication as you will feel a fair amount of discomfort post operatively.
When the bandages are removed you will need to wear a surgical bra that will help alleviate strain on your recovering breasts.
You may return to work as soon as you no longer need the pain medication. However, it is advised that you minimise any strenuous activity. Also avoid wearing underwire bras for about four weeks as this may hinder the healing of internal breast tissue.
With his tailor made attitude to plastic surgery, Dr Yang will discuss and plan post-operative consultations with each patient. This will allow him to closely monitor your recovery, answer any questions and see to any concerns you may have with your post-surgery care.
Breast Revision Brisbane Plastic Surgery
The decision to revise your breast surgery is a personal one. Whether this is driven by medical concerns or cosmetic reasons, the surgery should contribute positively to your overall health, wellbeing and desired image.
Dr Yang offers comprehensive pre-surgery consultations to explore all your breast revision options.