With any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees for a perfect outcome…even in the hands of an experienced and highly trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Gregory A. Buford. Secondary breast revision is a growing, but technically challenging, field within cosmetic breast enhancement. Some patients see their results worsening with time while others were never pleased with their outcome from the beginning. Whatever your reason for pursuing secondary breast revision, the most critical factor in your success is the choice of surgeon. This is a technically challenging area and demands the technical expertise of a highly-trained and experienced cosmetic breast surgeon such as Dr. Buford.
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A few of the more common reasons for undergoing secondary breast revision include the following:
Repositioning Breast Implants
- For most patients, both breast implants eventually settle to the same position. However, in some, they do not. To reposition your breast implants, Dr. Gregory A. Buford will make adjustments to the scar capsule surrounding your implant to allow the implant to settle in a lower, more natural, position.
- If your breast fold is too high or too low, adjustments can be made to the fold itself which will then adjust up or down the position of the implant.
- In much the same way, if your implants touch in the middle (“symmastia” or “breadloafing”), your medial fold can be adjusted.
- Over time, some patients develop thickening of their scar capsular referred to as “capsular contracture”. This can lead to firm, distorted, and often painful breasts. By removing or opening up this capsule and replacing the implant, a softer more natural result can usually be achieved with minimal downtime and dramatic results.
Reversing Firm, Misshapen Breasts
- Capsular Contracture is less common nowadays due to improvements in both surgical technique as well as in the breast implant itself. But regardless of the underlying reason, it can be associated with firmness, distortion, and often pain. And for many patients with older implants, there may be associated disruption of the implant shell. Thankfully, this is a relatively straightforward procedure and can produce a very natural end-result.
Resizing Breast Implants
- For some patients, size is an issue. While you may have once been happy with your choice of implant, due to life changes or even aging in general you are now interested in either increasing or decreasing your cup size and possibly moving forward with a tissue tightening procedure such as a breast lift.
Whatever your reasons for seeking secondary revision, breasts are an integral part of a woman’s identity and their appearance should never be taken lightly. The first step in achieving your goals should be to decide what it is that you actually want to change. From there, schedule a consultation with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Breast Surgery such as Dr. Gregory A. Buford. You will be glad that you did!
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If you would like to schedule a consultation for secondary breast revision surgery at our Denver, Colorado practice, please contact Dr. Gregory A. Buford today. Dr. Buford will be happy to answer your questions and come up with a treatment plan.