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What to Expect with Breast Revision Surgery

Patients seek breast revision surgery for a wide variety of reasons. For some women, breast revision is necessary for breast implant upkeep, while others will be looking to correct issues from a previous surgery. In either case, John Williams, MD Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the results you want from surgery.

Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, so you may find yourself needing surgery after about 10-20 years to address sagging, visible implant rippling, and other aesthetic issues. However, some women will be unhappy with their breast augmentation or breast lift procedures immediately following surgery. This may be the case due to excessive scarring, poor implant placement, incorrect implant sizing, or poor nipple position. Unfortunately, these types of surgical errors occur when patients seek surgeries from doctors who do not specialize specifically in breast procedures. Alternatively, traveling internationally for discounted plastic surgeries can also lead to undesirable results, perhaps with even more risks involved. If you have chosen to undergo breast revision surgery for your breast implant upkeep or to correct the results of a previous surgery, here is a look at what you can expect.

You will need a surgeon specializing in breast revision procedures.

Many surgeons specialize in breast augmentation surgeries, but far fewer regularly deal with breast revision procedures which is why it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. John Williams. Breast revision surgeries are complex procedures, because they build on the results of previous surgeries, including those that were completed unsuccessfully. Therefore, you should seek out a surgeon who specializes in breast revision surgeries. Dr. Williams understands that these procedures are highly customized in nature, as he has been performing these procedures for over 20 years. Additionally, he is sensitive to the issues that poor implant appearance can cause, both physical and mental. You may be experiencing negative body image as well as physical pain and discomfort from your implants, so your concerns will be met with compassion and know-how to help you get your body back and restore your confidence.

You will work closely with your physician to achieve desired results.

Because there are so many reasons you might consult a surgeon for breast revision surgery, you should expect to work closely with your doctor to achieve your desired results. Be clear and upfront about what you are unhappy with during your consultation. Furthermore, you should outline your goals for surgery and understand the possible limitations of breast implant revision. Finally, you should be prepared to offer information about your previous breast augmentation surgery, including the date of the procedure, the type of implants used, and any issues you may have experienced during your recovery. Dr. Williams will take every possible step to help realize your expectations, whether that means adjusting implant size, performing a breast lift to correct sagging, addressing scar tissue and breast rippling, or removing your implants altogether.

Recovery times will vary.

For patients who are undergoing a simple change with breast revision, such as removal or replacement of implants, recovery will be quick. You might be back on your feet and going about your normal routine within a week or two. However, when there are more complex issues addressed in surgery, such as removal of scar tissue, you may have a longer recovery time. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Williams will walk you through exactly what to expect in your recovery, so you can plan accordingly.


Breast Revision

If you’re ready to make a change with your breast implants or correct the results of a previous surgery, call John Williams, MD Plastic Surgery at (480) 630-1722. Dr. Williams is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast revision surgeries in Scottsdale.

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