If you’ve undergone a breast augmentation, then you probably know it’s possible you’ll need revisional surgery. It can seem scary to undergo major surgery a second time, but breast revision is one of the best ways to achieve the results you want and correct any complications. Your first step is meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in secondary breast augmentation. Here’s what to expect from breast revision and how to prepare.
Why do people have a breast revision?
There are actually many reasons that women undergo breast revision after breast augmentation. Some of these reasons can include:
- Complications like rupture or capsular contracture
- Replacement with bigger or smaller implants
- Replacement with a different type of implant
- Replacement with a newer implant
- Body changes because of pregnancy or weight fluctuations
Some women opt for breast revision because they’ve simply changed their minds about how they want their breasts to look or feel. Others do it because they experienced serious complications. Whatever your reasoning for undergoing breast revision, it’s valid and your board-certified plastic surgeon can help.
How soon after breast augmentation can I have a breast revision?
Before you consider breast revision, it’s best to give yourself plenty of time to recover from your initial breast augmentation. This is because residual swelling can impact your results and make it difficult to judge what changes you want to make. Normally, it can take around 3-6 months to fully recover from breast augmentation, but it can take up to one year for your implants to settle into their final position. It’s best to consult your plastic surgeon about the best time to undergo a revisional surgery, especially if you’re experiencing complications.
How do I prepare for breast revision surgery?
When you schedule your consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon, it’s important to make sure you bring some important information. This includes details and records from your initial breast augmentation (if you underwent your procedure with a different plastic surgeon). Details like incision patterns and implant placement can be valuable in helping your new plastic surgeon create a surgical plan. Additionally, it’s good to have information about your implants including type, size, warranty information, and when they were placed. Finally, as with your initial breast augmentation, make sure to express your goals for revision and what you want to achieve, whether that’s different implants, different results, or correcting complications.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to get started on a revisional breast surgery is by scheduling an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To meet with Dr. Luke Cusimano, contact our office by calling (225) 314-6043 or contacting us online.