Planning Your Revision
Depending on your needs, Dr. McCall may recommend one or more treatments to achieve your desired results, such as reshaping the implant pocket to reposition the implant or placing a different size, shape, or style of implant. In other cases, a procedure such as a breast lift may be the best way to meet your goals.
Regardless of the procedure type, revision surgery is more difficult to perform than an initial surgery. That is why it is very important to choose a reputable plastic surgeon with a track record of delivering excellent results.
What Happens during Implant Revision Surgery?
While the exact nature of your breast augmentation revision procedure will depend on your unique needs, there are some common steps involved in most revision surgeries. On the day of your appointment, we will first administer sedation to ensure you are comfortable.
Next, Dr. McCall will make discreet incisions to access your implant and perform the necessary refinements. The type of incision used depends on the procedures being performed. Dr. McCall may place them under the crease of the breast or around the areola. If she needs to use a lift technique, different incisions will be used.
Revision surgery is more difficult than an initial surgery. That is why it is important to choose a reputable plastic surgeon.
Recovery and Results
Healing time after breast implant revision is different for everyone. Initially, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze or bandages. Dr. McCall may also place a compression garment to help with your recovery process.
It will take at least six weeks for swelling to decrease. After this time, your breasts will likely start to soften and feel more natural. However, it can take six to 12 months for breasts to feel completely normal again. Most patients begin to notice a difference after the initial six weeks, though it could take a full year to realize your final results.