Breast Implant Revision to Go Bigger
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on December 29, 2017
Most women who consider breast augmentation revision wish to go larger. Perhaps their aesthetic preferences changed gradually over time. Maybe they were simply too conservative when choosing an implant size for their initial breast augmentation.
No matter the reason, Dr. Ken Smart can perform a breast implant revision to go bigger at Frisco Plastic Surgery and Medspa in Frisco, TX. Here, we discuss what to expect when undergoing breast revision surgery.
How to Prepare for Your Breast Implant Revision
Before undergoing revision surgery, we will schedule your consultation with Dr. Smart. During this visit, he will talk with you about your concerns, and discuss the aspects with which you are dissatisfied.
To obtain an accurate understanding of your aesthetic goals, he may review before and after photographs with you. You may even try on breast implant sample sizes so you can have a good idea of what the final outcome will be. To determine an implant size that will fit the proportions of your body, Dr. Smart will consider:
- Your height and weight
- The sagginess of your breasts
- Your chest and hip circumference
The above considerations will, of course, be combined with your personal goals and wishes. Once Dr. Smart has gathered all of the necessary information, he will discuss your treatment options with you.
The Revision Procedure
Depending on the case, the original incision site may be reused, if possible. This will help avoid any additional scarring. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Smart will create slightly larger pockets to accommodate your new implants.
He will then carefully remove the old implants and replace them with new, larger ones. Most of the time, implants are placed beneath the chest muscle for a more natural result. However, this can vary for every patient depending on her unique needs.
The position of the implants plays a significant role in the outcome of treatment. For example, a breast that sits too low can appear saggy or droopy, while a breast that sits too high can appear unnatural. When the implants have been properly positioned, Dr. Smart will close the incisions with surgical sutures.
Healing and Recovery
Recovery following breast implant revision surgery will be comparable to your initial breast augmentation. Bruising, swelling, and slight discomfort are to be expected. This can be managed with a combination of prescription medications and over-the-counter pain relievers. Ice packs or cold compresses will also be beneficial for reducing swelling.
Strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks after your procedure. Most patients find they can return to work comfortably after about one week. However, those with physically demanding jobs will require more time to heal.
When Will I Notice the Results of Treatment?
The results of your breast revision surgery will be noticeable immediately after your procedure. However, it will take approximately six weeks to see the full effect of treatment. During the healing period, the swelling will continue to diminish, and the implants will settle into a more natural position on the chest.
Learn More about Breast Implant Revision Surgery
If you have had breast augmentation in the past and are unhappy with the results, implant revision surgery may be an option for you. To find out if you are a candidate, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smart. Call our office at (972) 334-0400 or contact us online anytime.
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