Breast Revision Surgery in Atlanta
Individuals that have previously undergone breast augmentation or mastopexy usually seek a breast revision to address implant complications like uneven breast shape or asymmetry, excessive scarring, breast volume, implant issues, capsular contracture, implant malposition, and bottoming out of the breasts. Breast revision surgery is typically performed to remove or replace old implants with new ones and to lift, reduce, or reshape the breasts.1 The decision to have a breast revision is a personal and oftentimes delicate one. Dr. James Namnoum is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon that has helped many women achieve natural, beautiful breasts with breast revision surgery.
Is Breast Revision Surgery Right For Me?
Dr. Namnoum and his surgical team want you to look as beautiful as you feel, and for some patients, a breast revision may help to do that. This surgical option is best suited for:2
- Those who wish to exchange their breast implants for a different size or type
- Those that are not satisfied with their results from a previous breast surgery
- Those that have experienced weight fluctuation
- Those who developed complications after their previous procedure
In some cases, a previously placed implant can rupture or leak. Leaks can be caused by several things, such as injury or normal wear and tear on the implant. We’ve seen that older implants are usually more prone to leakage and can cause capsular contracture.3 A breast that demonstrates capsular contracture may be excessively firm, often misshapen and can be painful. This complication is shown by breasts that are higher up on the chest, with a low or drooping nipple. If you are experiencing a leak or pain related to your breast implant, breast revision surgery might be right for you.
Breast Revision Options & Preparation
Depending on the reason(s) that a patient is seeking a breast revision, Dr. Namnoum will recommend which corrective techniques should be used to specifically address any imperfections or unwanted results from previous surgery.1 During your breast revision consultation, he will work to understand your desires and define your goals, to develop a plan of action, and recommend the best option for you.
Typically, breast revision options include exchanging implants, removing scar capsules, reshaping the breast pocket, adding fat for lining of the implant pocket and enhancement of the breast tissues, lifting the breasts, and/or re-doing a previously performed breast lift procedure.
When appropriate, Dr. Namnoum uses ADM (Acellular Dermal Matrix) or surgical mesh to correct issues from past breast augmentation procedures. ADM is collagen-based, and gradually becomes incorporated into the body’s tissues to support and correct the appearance of poorly positioned breast implants.
What to Expect After Breast Revision Surgery
Once your breast revision surgery is complete, our team will be sure to provide any important information on after-care to you prior to leaving the surgical facility. Your breast revision results might not be immediately noticeable, as they will need time to heal.4 Swelling and bruising are common and should be expected, but if you experience any abnormal pain or discomfort, please don’t hesitate to call us. Depending on what was discussed during your consultation with Dr. Namnoum, he will go over what was done during surgery and what you can expect moving forward with the healing process during your follow-up appointments.
Schedule a Breast Revision Procedure with Dr. Namnoum
For more information about breast revision procedures, please contact us. We encourage anyone seeking a surgical breast procedure with our practice to ask questions and voice any concerns during their consultation in our Atlanta-based offices. This will help both you and Dr. Namnoum determine the right procedure for your unique goals. We look forward to hearing from you!
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What is breast implant revision surgery? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-revision. Accessed November 5, 2020.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Who is a good candidate for breast implant revision? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-revision/candidates. Accessed November 5, 2020.
3 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Breast Implant Complications. Available: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/breast-implants/photographs-andor-illustrations-breast-implant-complications. Accessed November 5, 2020.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What should I expect during my breast implant revision recovery? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-implant-revision/recovery. Accessed November 5, 2020.