Breast revision surgery is designed to correct a botched procedure
that has either created a cosmetic problem or poses a health risk.
This type of procedure usually involves the removal and replacement
of a breast implant in order to correct a specific complication. The
most common problems include capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity
or loss in sensitivity, rippling, rupture, or even symptoms of immune
1 to 3 Hours
Directly following surgery, you may experience exhaustion, soreness,
and/or stiffness. Possibility of infection.
For a speedy and healthy recovery, it is important to carefully follow
your doctorâ€™s instructions. Your scars may be pink for several
weeks, but should begin fading soon thereafter. Breasts may seem hard
and unnatural during the swelling period, but will eventually resort
back to a softer feel. During the first few days after breast revision
surgery, you should try and keep your arm extension to a minimum (should
be raised much higher than the armpit), in order to help prevent the
muscle and tissue from stretching and separating. Stitches taken out:
within 1 week to 10 days. Return to work: 1 to 2 weeks.
(Although you may be undergoing breast implant surgery for the second
or third time, the risks are still the same) Possibility of hematoma,
capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity or loss in sensitivity, rippling,
rupture, symptoms of immune system disorders.
Long-lasting; but you may want to periodically visit your doctor to
make sure that your implants are not posing health risks.
(Your placement and incision options are similar to those associated
with breast augmentation.) Depending on your preference and the doctorâ€™s
recommendation, an incision can be made in any one of the following
places: the crease below the breast, around the areola, under the armpit,
or, through the naval. He or she will remove the older or non-functional
implants with new implants in the same area. Depending on a variety
of factors, they can be placed directly under the chest muscle or directly
under the breasts. Overall during breast revision surgery, your doctor
should be cautious when placing the implant so that it will not have
to be revised in the future.