Breast Revision in Chicago
Revision breast surgery is a secondary procedure to improve aesthetic issues or resolve complications from a previous operation. Common patient complaints include wrong implant size, medical problems like capsular contracture, or disappointing results.
Since revisions are more complex because of scar tissue and other factors, you must find a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in revision breast surgery to ensure an optimal outcome. Let Dr. David Dreyfuss help you look and feel more feminine.
Read on to learn more about breast revision surgery in Chicago, then contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What Does Your Breast Augmentation Revision Consultation Involve?
During your consultation, we encourage you to ask questions to help you understand what to expect during and after surgery. As a qualified Chicago breast lift with implants surgeon, Dr. Dreyfuss will listen to your concerns, review your medical history, and discuss your cosmetic goals. Please bring implant records from your previous surgery if possible, as this can help plan your procedure. Then, based on your needs, he will explain your best options and customize a treatment plan for optimal results.
Why Should I Get a Breast Revision Surgery in Chicago?
Here are typical reasons women come to Dr. Dreyfuss for breast revision surgery.
You may seek a breast implant exchange for cosmetic reasons. For example, you can have an implant exchange if you prefer silicone implants instead of saline for a more natural appeal. Or, you might wish to change your implant size or projection for a different look. Dr. Dreyfuss will discuss your aesthetic goals to help you choose the best implants to enhance your breast appeal.
Breast implant exchange is a standard procedure for improving your breast augmentation outcome. However, replacing implants is more challenging than the initial breast augmentation, requiring an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon to deliver your desired look. Dr. Dreyfuss will work with you to address your concerns and ensure you receive the best results possible.
Breast Revision Procedure
Revision breast surgery is similar to your original breast surgery. Dr. Dreyfuss performs it as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Depending on the initial surgical approach, your aesthetic concern, and your anatomical needs, he can use the original incision as an outline to perform the revision.
For instance, to perform revision breast implant surgery, Dr. Dreyfuss makes an incision around the original location when medically suitable for the patient. Next, he removes the original implants. He re-closes the implant pocket using dissolvable sutures before closing the incisions with external stitches. Lastly, he dresses the incision wounds with bandages and fits you with a surgical bra. This compression garment minimizes swelling and supports the tissues during the healing process.
As with the primary procedure, some of the aesthetic effects of revision breast surgery are not noticeable immediately following the operation. However, after a few months, you will realize the full benefits when the new implants settle into their natural position, the post-surgery swelling subsides, and your body heals completely.
Breast Revision Recovery
Your body will need to heal after your revision surgery, and your recovery process will depend on whether you decide to replace your implants or leave them in place.
Recovery After Breast Implant Removal
Patients who choose to get their implants taken out and not replaced typically experience only mild discomfort after the surgery, which is possible to control with over-the-counter medication. Expected side effects include:
A breast lift performed with implant removal will lengthen the expected recovery time. Altered sensation around the incision area, such as numbness or tingling, is possible, but this should resolve over the following weeks and months.
Recovery After Implant Replacement
Women having revision surgery to replace breast implants can expect their recovery to be similar to their initial breast augmentation. The extent of discomfort depends primarily on the size and placement of the implants and may include:
If you replaced smaller implants with a larger size, the skin around your breasts might feel tight as your body adjusts to accommodate the increase. New implants may take several weeks or months to settle into their final position. Altered sensations, like numbness or tingling, may be present around the incision site, but this should decrease over the following weeks or months.
Schedule Your Breast Revision Consultation
A breast revision is an opportunity to improve your confidence and appearance. For more information on the breast surgeries Dr. Dreyfuss offers, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and male breast reduction, contact us online to schedule your consultation.
Breast Revision FAQs
Please visit our photo gallery to see photos of our previous breast surgery patients. We’re also happy to share more pictures when you come in for your private consultation.
The final cost of your surgery depends on several variables, including the procedure’s complexity and your choice of implant material. We’ll gladly give you an estimate after meeting you and learning more about your surgical goals.