Breast Revision in Tampa, FL
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About Breast Revision
At Watt Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL we offer breast revision surgery to patients who have previously undergone breast reconstruction. Learn more about this procedure below.
What is the purpose of Breast Revision surgery?
If you’ve previously had breast reconstruction surgery and are unhappy with the results, a breast revision procedure can help. This surgical treatment will improve the appearance of your breasts with new implant material.
People who have undergone this surgery may opt to have revision surgery for cosmetic reasons. Over time, the breasts can change in shape and size, causing a different result from the initial procedure. Revision surgery can help you alter the shape of your reconstructed breasts to fit your current goals.
In some cases, scar tissue formation after reconstructive breast surgery can cause uncomfortable side effects. Breast revision surgery can remove scar tissue in the area to eliminate discomfort and pain. Plus, if scarring on the breasts is visible due to scar tissue, this procedure can reduce the appearance of scarring.
Revision surgery may also resolve problems due to a ruptured implant or allow you to switch from one type of breast implant to another (i.e. saline to silicone, or vice versa).
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What to expect from surgery
Generally, breast revision surgery can be completed three months after the initial reconstructive procedure. This patient is generally under anesthesia for this procedure. The incision will preferably be made at the incision site of the initial surgery to minimize scarring. Depending on the patient’s needs, we can perform liposuction to transfer healthy fat tissue from other areas to the breasts. This practice can help achieve natural fullness in the breasts.
If we need to remove scar tissue from the breasts, the scar tissue and the implant may need to be removed. We would then position a new implant and close all incisions with sutures. After revision surgery, patients generally only need to rest for a few days before resuming most regular activities.
What are the benefits?
- Breast revision surgery can improve the feel of reconstructed breasts, allowing for comfort during daily activities.
- Breast revision surgery can update the appearance of your breasts to match your current goals.
- Breast revision surgery can resolve complications from a ruptured implant.
- Breast revision surgery can update the material of your breast implant for safety, comfort, and aesthetic reasons.
Contact Watt Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL today to learn if breast revision surgery is right for you.
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Breast Revision FAQs
Can a breast revision treat loose skin?
When you are getting your implants exchanged or removed, you may want to have excess skin removed during your surgery. After hearing your goals and assessing your current implants, Dr. Tony Watt can discuss the need for a breast lift to remove loose skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, get pregnant, or breastfeed after augmentation surgery, a revision with a lift can help you get better results.
Will there be new scars after breast revision?
Whenever possible, Dr. Watt will make incisions for revision surgery in the original augmentation incisions. If this is not possible, Dr. Watt will place the new incisions where they are least visible. Revision surgery typically uses a transaxillary incision (through the armpit), a periareolar incision (on the lower edge of the areola), an inframammary incision (beneath the fold of the breast), or TUBA incision (transumbilical, through the belly button). Dr. Watt or a member of his team will go over scar care instructions, so your incisions heal smoothly and blend with your skin.
Do I have to change my implants?
While implants can last a long time, they will require replacement at some point. Once you've had breast augmentation surgery, it is important to have your implants checked regularly so Dr. Watt can help you determine when your implants need to be replaced. With so many advances in the medical field, you may prefer the new implant types and shapes to achieve a better outcome from breast revision surgery.