Issues in Breast Procedures – The Need for Breast Revision SurgeryThe breasts are perhaps the most feminine trait of a woman’s body, and their appearance can cause discomfort in those who are dissatisfied with the way they look. Some women make the decision to undergo a cosmetic breast procedure to improve body positivity, the look of the breasts, and for a better fit in undergarments and clothing. There are circumstances when a less-qualified plastic surgeon performs a delicate operation of the breasts, or a woman experiences unintended consequences during the procedure or healing process, which can lead to unsatisfactory results. Such surgical cases may require a breast revision, or secondary breast procedure, to provide patients with improved aesthetic outcomes.
Dissatisfaction with Breast AugmentationHealed breast procedures including breast augmentation with the placement of saline or silicone implants or breast lift surgery, can be modified by one of the plastic surgeons at Doctors Plastic Surgery of New York. Asymmetrically placed implants or those that sit too high on the chest may draw unwanted attention to the bust. Ruptured implants can create the appearance of uneven or misshapen breasts and may even pose a health risk. Other breast augmentation placement issues that women can experience are implants that are situated too close together or too far apart, which can appear unnatural and may interfere with the fit of clothing.
Breast Revision for ImplantsWomen may also seek either an increase in the size of the bust or a decrease from the original implant size. Improperly placed implants can be removed, and a new set of breast implants can be placed in a position that better suits the patient’s anatomy during breast revision. The surgeon can excise scar tissue and ensure the breasts are the same size and aesthetically pleasing with a natural feel. Some women opt to have breast implants permanently removed. During the time they were inserted in the chest, the breast tissue and skin may have expanded. Breast revision surgery can help to address this concern.
Unappealing Breast Lift ResultsAny surgery carries inherent risks, and breast lift results can also be compromised by surgical inexperience. The initial type of lift surgery could have left patients with an unwanted change in shape or size, or certain unpreventable occurrences like the development of a hematoma may develop and cause irregularities. The incision can become infected, resulting in unexpected scarring or additional tissue excision. In breast lift procedures where too much tissue has been excised, leaving a breast size that appears too small for a woman’s frame, patients may opt to undergo breast augmentation during the revision to provide their ideal aesthetic results. In other cases, a prior breast lift may not have eliminated enough tissue and the patient is left with large, drooping breasts that she hopes to modify more significantly. It is recommended that women undergo breast lift after they have made the decision not to have any more children, as additional pregnancy and breastfeeding may impact the size and shape of the breasts, even after a cosmetic procedure.
Real Patient Testimonial
Dr. Cohen and the rest of the staff at Doctors Plastic Surgery were truly amazing throughout my breast augmentation process. From the consultation to the surgery to the postoperative appointments, everyone was extremely helpful and caring, true professionals in every sense of the word. I'm so pleased that I've already recommended Doctors Plastic Surgery to a few of my friends. I can't thank the practice enough for giving me the body of my dreams!