Breast implant revisions are surgeries performed to correct or improve the results of previous breast implant surgery. There are many reasons why women may choose to have revision surgery, including changing the size or type of implants, correcting asymmetry, improving the position of the implants, or correcting complications such as capsular contracture.
Revision surgery is typically more complex than initial implant surgery, and it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing these procedures. With proper planning and surgical skill, patients can achieve their desired results and enjoy long-term satisfaction with their appearance.
The length of the surgery depends on what needs to be done. For example, removing implants only takes about an hour. But changing out implants may take two to three hours. You might feel some pain and discomfort after the surgery, but your surgeon will give you medicine to help with this.
During the surgery, your surgeon will make incisions in your breast tissue. They’ll then remove, change, or add implants as needed. Afterward, they’ll close the incisions with stitches or surgical tape. The whole surgery usually takes two to three hours. You’ll likely stay in the hospital for one night. But you might be able to go home the same day if you have a small operation.
It’s normal to feel some pain and swelling after surgery. Your chest might feel tight at first because of the bandages covering your incisions. You’ll also have drains stuck to your skin that help collect any extra blood or fluid so it doesn’t build up under your skin, where it could cause more pain or increase the risk for infection. You’ll probably have these drains for one to two weeks after surgery.
Recovery from implant revision surgery takes time, and everyone heals differently. Most people feel well enough to return to work and other activities within a few weeks. But it can take several months before you feel like yourself again. Talk with your surgeon about when you can expect to return to your regular activities and how long you can expect the recovery process to take before making any plans.”
Dr. Zachary Farris is a certified plastic surgeon with experience performing such procedures. He is always up to date with the latest research techniques and technologies to ensure he delivers excellent results to his clients.
For more information about breast implant revisions, call us at (214) 363-1073 or visit us at Farris Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX.