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A breast revision procedure usually addresses previous breast surgeries that are unsatisfactory by improving the shape, size and symmetry of the breasts. It may include the replacement or removal of breast implants.
No procedure in aesthetic surgery is intended to maintain its full benefit for life, and unfortunately, unintended outcomes sometimes occur. Because a woman’s breasts change over time and because implants are often utilized, this is especially true for surgery of the breast. As a general rule, secondary, revisional, or “reoperative” aesthetic surgery is technically more difficult because of preexisting scar tissue, compromised blood supply and other factors.
A complete copy of all prior medical records is usually not required; however, it is extremely helpful to bring along copies of the surgical notes (or “Operative Report”) from your prior procedure(s), including any photographs, both preoperative and otherwise, to your Westport breast revision consultation at Total Aesthetics. These can usually be obtained from your prior surgeon or the facility where the procedure was performed. Specific information about prior implants, including the wallet card containing volume and style information, is also important.
For breast revision Westport and surrounding area patients need look no further than Dr. Joseph O'Connell. As a highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. O’Connell has performed many secondary procedures and he looks forward to the challenges that accompany these often-difficult problems. We will work hard to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals through a safe, cost-effective, and problem-focused approach.
A breast revision involves correcting a problem from a prior procedure or a problem that has resulted from another cause, upon a prior procedure.
This can include the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding upon a previously operated breast or even something as commonplace as weight change or just normal aging. In many secondary breast procedures the size and shape of the breasts are modified. Sometimes implants are removed and sometimes they are added; sometimes a product known as an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is employed. Most problems have several possible solutions and the procedures can be complex- that’s why it’s so important to seek a highly experienced plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.
If you have undergone prior breast surgery and you would like to learn about possible ways to improve the appearance of your breasts a confidential consultation with Dr. Joseph O’Connell is a great place to start. To be a good candidate for revision breast surgery Westport patients should be in good physical health with stable weight and be non-smokers.
Dr. Joseph O’Connell, Total Aesthetics in Westport, CT
Revision breast surgery is usually more technically challenging with commensurate risks and potential complications. A complete discussion of potential benefits as well as the risks of a proposed procedure is an important part of the preoperative consultative process at Total Aesthetics.
The length and nature of recovery following breast revision surgery is determined by the nature and scope of the procedure. In most cases your breasts will be supported in a brassiere or dressing, as in other types of breast surgery. Dr. O’Connell will review with you how to optimize your scars and when to resume activities like returning to work, driving and exercise.
While there’s really no such thing as “permanent” in plastic surgery, the results of breast revision surgery are usually intended to be quite long lasting.
Some typical reasons for breast revision at Total Aesthetics include:
Here are a few potential benefits of getting a breast revision:
The first step towards a new, beautiful you is to schedule a personal consultation.
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