Breast Revision Surgery
Inspiring Your Best
With any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees for a perfect outcome, even in the hands of an experienced surgeon. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, a less than ideal result can be devastating. Secondary breast revision is a growing 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 a successful procedure is the choice of surgeon. Breast revision is a technically challenging procedure and demands the expertise of a highly-trained and experienced cosmetic breast surgeon such as Dr. Buford.Before & After
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 after the body has fully healed. Unfortunately for some, this never occurs and results in breast asymmetry. To reposition your breast implants, Dr. 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 the position of the implant. Similarly, if your implants touch in the middle (“symmastia” or “breadloafing”), your medial fold can be adjusted.
Reversing Firm, Misshapen Breasts
Occasionally, breast augmentation patients develop “capsular contracture,” a condition that occurs when the tissue capsule that naturally forms around the implant shrinks and begins squeezing the implant. Thanks to improvements in both surgical techniques and the breast implant itself, this condition is becoming less and less common. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, some women still experience capsular contracture and the accompanying firmness, distortion, and breast pain. By removing or opening up this capsule and replacing the implant, a softer more natural result can be achieved with minimal downtime and dramatic results.
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, life changes or aging may leave you less than pleased with the size of your breasts. If you are interested in either increasing or decreasing your cup size or improving the shape and contour of your breasts with a breast lift, Dr. Buford can help.
Ready for a Consultation?
If you’re interested in learning if Dr. Buford can help give you the breasts you want, contact us to schedule a consultation for secondary breast revision surgery. Dr. Buford will be happy to answer your questions and come up with a treatment plan.