Even with the best initial results from a breast augmentation, time and the body can conspire to cause problems. Maybe the implants that you got in your twenties no longer suit you in your thirties or forties, or you want to switch from saline to silicone. Maybe there is an issue with the implant, such as capsular contracture, or the results from a less-than-professional breast augmentation need to be resolved. Whatever the problem, breast revision surgery can solve it.
Breast revision surgery is a customized procedure to resolve a wide range of problems from a primary surgery, including:
It is important that your breast revision is performed by a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with vast experience in breast surgery. Dr. Robert Whitfield’s expertise in revision stems from years reconstructing breasts, and he is recognized as being among the finest breast surgeons practicing in Austin or the state of Texas. Because tissues of the breast are more difficult to revise after a primary surgery, revision breast surgery requires more experience and thoughtful, thorough surgical planning.
During your initial consultation for a breast revision, Dr. Whitfield will perform a thorough physical exam to assess the problems you have, along with the condition of your breast tissue and degree of skin laxity and discuss what you want to achieve in revision surgery. He will also review your original surgical reports when possible. Through the examination, case review, and discussion with you, he will develop the treatment plan will deliver the results you envision.
There are many reasons why a patient might require a breast revision. Most of the time, it is for aesthetic reasons. If, for instance, you received large breast implants when you were younger, they may no longer suit your lifestyle. Time, breastfeeding, and weight gaining or losing weight can all impact the skin and tissues of the breast. Your nipple may no longer be in its proper, youthful position on the chest wall. In some cases, this can be resolving by changing a current implant for a slighter larger one. More often than not, this revision surgery is a combination of a breast lift along with an implant.
Some patients experience complications with implants. The implant may have dropped out of position so that it rests below the inframammary fold or off to the side. Malposition and capsular contracture are known to occur in about five percent of breast augmentation patients. If you are one of the five percent, you want to ensure your problem is resolved quickly, correctly, and with skill. We invite you to meet with Dr. Whitfield in a private consultation.
Attention to detail in the operating room is the difference between attaining great, long-lasting results, and results that require revision surgery. Dr. Whitfield uses the most advanced procedures, latest protocols, and is recognized as a highly-talented breast surgeon.
You want to ensure great-looking results, and that your surgery will be performed safely and correctly. You can trust Dr. Whitfield and his team to be professional, dedicated, and committed to creating results that exceed your expectations.
Breast revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgery center. Your recovery may take a bit longer than your original breast augmentation surgery, depending upon what was required in the revision. After a simple implant exchange, you may be back to normal activities after only one to two weeks. With a more extensive and complicated revision, such as a breast lift and implant replacement, recovery is in the range of two to four weeks.
Widely recognized as being one of the finest board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Texas.