Dr. Rachel Walker has extensive experience in the correction of breast implant related problems and complications. Some corrections simply involve selectively expanding an incomplete pocket and replacement of implants with those of a more appropriate size. Call our office at (972) 661-5077 for your breast revision & correction consultation with Dr. Walker!

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More complex approaches are necessary for over dissected pockets or those which have stretched and become distorted by the breast implant, which is a common problem with very large implants. Simply stated, very large implants cause more tissue distortion and complications over time and repairs may require breast lifting, skin tailoring, downsizing or the internal modification of the pocket, removing internal scar tissue, and suturing tissues to tighten and reshape the pocket from the inside.

Corrective surgery is less predictable and often requires the patient accepting compromises to restore a more normal appearance such as implant downsizing, but each case is different and a detailed consultation is necessary to determine your best options.

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What Are the Main Reasons Patients Would Want Breast Revision?

While every situation is unique, Dr. Schwartz explains that the most common reasons patients request breast revision are actually functional issues, including capsular contracture, wrinkling, or rupture of one or both implants. Cosmetic concerns are also well represented, he says, and they typically include the desire to exchange saline breast implants with silicone, which are generally regarded as having a more natural texture and appearance, or breast implant removal. Overall, the Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon says candidates for breast revision are typically seeking one of four things: Exchange of breast implant type Removal of breast implants Correction of unsatisfactory results of previous augmentation Replacement due to capsular contracture or deflation

Ultimately, Dr. Schwartz says he recognizes there are a variety of reasons why patients may desire breast revision, and he endeavors to understand the unique motivations, aspirations, and anatomic needs of each individual while providing natural-looking results women will love.

Is Breast Revision Painful?

Recovery from your breast revision surgery may be shorter and less painful than what you experienced after your initial surgery, depending on the specifics of your procedure. Expect to feel swollen and sore at first. Your incisions will be dressed and you may be placed in a support garment.

Ask a trusted friend or family member to take you home and remain with you for the first 24 to 48 hours. Most patients can return to their daily routine after a week or two. Vigorous activities should be avoided for three weeks. During this time, any bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling will decrease and, if you have had new implants placed, they will settle into their final position. Your scars will continue to fade and soften for up to one year following surgery. Remember not to rush the recovery process; patience is key to achieving the best possible outcome.

Is Breast Revision Painful?

Recovery from your breast revision surgery may be shorter and less painful than what you experienced after your initial surgery, depending on the specifics of your procedure. Expect to feel swollen and sore at first. Your incisions will be dressed and you may be placed in a support garment.

Ask a trusted friend or family member to take you home and remain with you for the first 24 to 48 hours. Most patients can return to their daily routine after a week or two. Vigorous activities should be avoided for three weeks. During this time, any bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling will decrease and, if you have had new implants placed, they will settle into their final position. Your scars will continue to fade and soften for up to one year following surgery. Remember not to rush the recovery process; patience is key to achieving the best possible outcome.

How Is Breast Revision Surgery Performed?

the placement of breast implants relative to the muscle 5f6dbb9107b77 Breast revision procedures are performed under general anesthesia. These outpatient procedures are performed in an accredited surgical center, where patients are monitored during and after surgery until the effects of anesthesia have worn off to some degree. Patients are then released to a loved one who will drive them home and get them settled safely.

In most cases, incisions for breast revision follow the same incisions made in the previous surgery. If a breast lift is done in addition to breast augmentation, new incisions may be made as outlined in the surgical plan. Patients can expect to understand all aspects of their procedure before being taken to the operating room. When the patient is anesthetized, the surgeon carefully makes incisions, removes the old implants and, if requested, replaces them with the new implants decided upon during the planning phase of care. If necessary, the implant pocket may be altered to correct issues like capsular contracture. After carefully observing the final shape and position of the breasts, the doctor closes the incisions. A compression garment is applied to manage swelling and comfort. The revision procedure may take an hour to two-and-a-half hours.

What Is Recovery Like?

Recovery from breast revision is not much unlike what occurred after the initial breast augmentation. Patients rely on prescription pain medication for three to four days after their surgery. During this time, it is important to rest and keep physical activity to a minimum. Walking is an approved activity that should be done a few times a day to prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs. Beyond that, patients must avoid lifting and moving objects using their arms, as outlined in their post-operative care instructions. Usually, patients are ready to return to work in one to two weeks. However, strenuous activities must be avoided for six weeks post-op.

What Can I Expect from My Results?

Breast revision surgery is a big decision. Dr. Walker is a detail-oriented surgeon who takes the utmost care in performing revision procedures. Her training and skill combine to achieve excellent results that support optimal breast shape for each patient. Due to the complex nature of breast revision surgery, Dr. Walker spends a good deal of time discussing options and expected outcomes with each patient, all with the goal of setting realistic expectations for a satisfying outcome.

Call Dr. Walker For Breast Revision & Implant Correction In Dallas!

If you have questions about Breast Revision surgery, or if you wish to undergo the procedure, do not hesitate to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Rachel Walker. Call (972) 661-5507 or click here to submit an email contact form. Our office is located in Dallas, TX, and we look forward to serving you!

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