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Breast Revision Rochester

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There are few things in life that are more frustrating than when something doesn’t go according to plan. When expectations are not met or when bumps in the road happen it can make us question the choice we made.

Breast revision surgery is a corrective procedure that can be performed after breast augmentation. The goal of breast revision is to enhance the unsatisfactory results of the primary surgery. The procedure can improve symmetry, alter the size of the breast, change the implants, and correct problems such as capsular contracture, symmastia, and bottoming out.

If you’ve had augmentation with breast implants and your result isn’t what you were hoping for it doesn’t mean you have to live with it. If you’ve been told that “that’s just part of having implants”- it may not be. Muscle animation or the jumping breast can be fixed.

Over time the breast ages as well as the implant. Occasionally the breast will descend off the implant in time causing a “waterfall” deformity or snoopy dog appearance. Some older implants are prone to firmness and occasionally accompanying pain.

Before & After

PATIENT CASE #3697

Before:
Before Breast Revision
After:
After Breast Revision

 

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The silver lining in this is we have really good options to fix these issues. So whether is be Size, Shape, Symmetry, Rippling, Contracture, or a combination of these issues we came come up with a treatment plan.

Today we have more options than ever with regard to implant size, shape, and feel. Whether it’s a natural look or a full upper pole there are implants that can match your desired outcome.
Even if you’re tired of implants and still desire shapely breasts there are options – we can steal some of that unwanted muffin top (fat) and place it in a more desired place, be it in the breast, buttock or face.

From his time at Mayo Clinic Dr. Jacobson saw the most challenging cases that exist, he would love to help you get the result you were hoping for.
Who Are Good Candidates for Breast Revision?

Breast revision surgery is designed for patients who have had a breast augmentation in the past and are now dissatisfied with their results. The best candidates are women who are unhappy with the size, shape, and appearance of their breasts after their previous breast surgery.

Physically healthy women who are concerned with the integrity and condition of their breast implants can be considered for breast revision. Patients are encouraged to have realistic expectations.

The Procedure

Breast revision surgery requires general anesthesia to foster comfort and eliminate the chance of any pain. The exact procedure performed is dependent on the issues being addressed. Breast revision typically necessitates the removal of old implants and the placement of new ones. The procedure can also involve a breast lift and correction of scar tissue.

The incisions done during breast revision are typically the same as the incisions that were used during the initial augmentation procedure. This helps to avoid new incision marks. At the end of the revision procedure, these incisions are closed with sutures.

Postoperative Recovery

After the breast revision, gauze and an elastic bandage will be used for covering and support. Dr. Jacobson may require you to wear a special post-operative bra for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the techniques utilized. If new implants were placed, you are not allowed to wear an underwire bra for a minimum of 3 months.

Similar to your previous surgery, symptoms such as swelling, stiffness, and soreness are to be expected for the first week or two following breast revision. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical sites after surgery, and certain medications will be prescribed to promote healing and prevent infection.

The final results of breast revision surgery will be visible after 6 weeks, once the swelling has subsided. Recovery is different for everyone and varies based on the types of procedures performed, the specific issues that were addressed, and the patient’s unique physiology.

How Much Does Breast Revision Cost?

The cost of breast revision may be covered by health insurance when it is carried out to treat implant issues such as rupture, capsular contracture, and migration. Health insurance may not be applicable if the surgery is mainly for cosmetic purposes. The price of breast revision is mostly influenced by surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, implant costs, post-surgery garments, and facility cost.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven R. Jacobson and learn more about breast revision in Rochester. Dr. Jacobson will answer any questions you may have regarding breast revision surgery and will confirm whether the procedure is right for you.