Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries and has been for many years. In addition to aesthetic procedures, surgeries to treat cancer, remove growths or access your internal organs can leave you with breast changes. If you’ve had a breast surgery and are unhappy with the results, it may be time to consider a breast surgery revision procedure.
What Can a Revision Accomplish?
For those who have had a breast augmentation and are not satisfied, a breast surgery revision is largely guided by your wishes. If you received implants that you feel are too large, perhaps smaller ones would suit you. If you had a reduction and are still dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts, a revision can give you the bust line you’d like.
For those that have had other types of breast surgery, the procedure will likely be guided by a desire to restore normalcy. Scar revision and creating symmetry can be handled during a revision. Amazing results are possible, depending on your individual case, so don’t believe that your situation is hopeless or beyond repair without first consulting with an experienced surgeon.
Who Shouldn’t Seek Revision?
Unless there was a gross error, you will usually want to wait a year after surgery to see the final result. For example, you may note swelling and bright scars for up to a year. For this reason, you may need to wait until the year mark has passed to consider a revision.
If you’re a breast cancer patient and are currently in remission, talk to your oncologist about your desire for a revision. You may be cleared for surgery, or you may need to wait depending on your blood counts and other health factors.
Your general health also plays an important part in whether or not now is the time for a revision. If you have high blood pressure, breathing difficulties, any clotting disorder or you suffer from heart trouble, surgery may not be advisable. Bring all of your health concerns up with the surgeon during your consultation.
The Benefits of Breast Revision Surgery
The aesthetic aspect is often the driving factor behind revisions, but it’s not the only consideration. If you have scars that lay beneath your bra line, it may be painful or become irritated easily. Those who have mismatched breasts may note shoulder, neck and back pain.
Patients who need further reduction efforts may also note pain in the same areas. In addition to aesthetic improvements and more physical comfort, a revision can also grant you higher self-esteem and confidence in your personal, professional and intimate relationships.
Breast revision surgery can help you get the bust line you want, regardless of what procedure was responsible for your current result. If you’d like to explore your options, contact Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today to schedule a consultation and see what we can do to assist you.