Breast augmentation revision is done to correct a problem that has occurred with a standard breast augmentation procedure. It may require the surgical repair of an implant or even the complete removal and replacement of the implants.
Some problems that may contribute to a need for this procedure include capsular contracture, nipple sensitivity, loss of sensitivity, rippling and rupture. This procedure may be required when a breast augmentation is done poorly, but it may also be required for reasons outside of the control of the surgeon.
Candidates for this procedure include healthy women who have recently undergone breast augmentation surgery in OKC and have experienced a problem since their surgery.
This procedure may be used to treat a variety of issues. Some of these issues may include:
Cessation of smoking prior to the procedure may help the body’s natural healing process.
General anesthetic or intravenous sedation will be started prior to the procedure, followed by the first incision. The incisions for breast augmentation revision may be made around the nipple, in the armpit, or under the breast, and they may or may not follow the same lines as the original augmentation procedure.
The old implant is removed through the incision, and a new implant is put in its place. The new implants must be placed with extreme caution, particularly if the previous implants had to be replaced due to a problem such as defect or rejection.
Recovery from a breast augmentation revision procedure is similar to breast augmentation. The incision areas will be covered with dressings or bandages. An elastic garment may be worn for a few weeks to decrease swelling and bruising. Tubes may be used for drainage of fluid buildup.
The incisions should heal in a few days, and normal activity may resume within a few weeks, though intense activity should be avoided for at least six weeks. The incision lines will continue to fade for up to six months. Slight risks of this procedure include infection, asymmetry, and revisionary surgery.
For more information about breast augmentation revision or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr., contact our Oklahoma City office at 405-691-3111. Our office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport. Service areas include: Oklahoma City, Tuttle, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Tulsa, Midwest City, Lawton, Yukon, Stillwater, Mustang, Shawnee, Blanchard and Elk City, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.