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Breast Augmentation Revision

What is breast revision surgery?

Unfortunately the outcome of a prior procedure may not have met your expectations; or maybe complications occurred such as excess scar tissue (capsular contracture), rippling, a double bubble (breast tissue sagging around the implant), bottoming out of an implant, or malposition of implants such as too high, low, far apart or close together (symmastia). On the other hand, maybe your body has changed over time and you desire changes in the shape, size, or appearance of your breasts. Breast revision is appropriate to help correct any of these undesirable effects. If previous breast enhancement results fell short of your goals, you can achieve the shape you wanted all along by choosing Dr. Raffi Hovsepian to perform your breast revision. He is experienced in such secondary breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures and offers a full range of approaches for pleasing results. His artistry and skill in breast surgery allow him to utilize various new approaches to solve some of the most challenging breast problems.

Breast Revision can:

  • Reposition implants that have shifted over time
  • Remove scar tissue (capsular contracture) that has contracted around an implant
  • Replace deflated or outdated implants with shapely, more natural-feeling ones
  • Improve the results of a previous breast enhancement procedure

Planning Your Procedure

Dr. Hovsepian understands your hopes, expectations, and possible disappointments from previous procedures. He also understands the hope and expectation you bring to your consultation with him. With empathy and commitment, and surgical troubleshooting expertise; Dr. Hovsepian will carefully address your particular challenges and concerns.

He will also discuss his findings and objectives with you thoroughly before he offers specific guidance on how he can assist you in meeting your goals through a revisionary cosmetic surgery procedure such as:

Revision Breast Augmentation: Dr. Hovsepian is skilled in replacing and revising breast implants that are positioned asymmetrically, have developed excessive scar tissue (capsular contracture), or shifted position over time. He also performs breast augmentation revision to replace traditional saline implants or older silicone implants with the newer and more natural-feeling implants. He is also experienced in treating breast procedures that have created thinned, stretched skin with wrinkle problems, “bottoming out”, or other implant malposition problems; such as, “double bubble” deformity, symmastia, or severe and multiply recurrent capsular contracture problems.

To help patients correct these severe conditions Dr. Hovsepian performs the “Bioengineered Breast” approach incorporating individually selected implants, regenerative materials, and fat grafting along with tissue-specific pocket maneuvers to create more exact results. He is frequently able to create a new surgical space such as the “neopectoral pocket” into which he places a form-stable “Tear Drop” or “Gummy Bear” implant; adds a regenerative matrix material as a tissue “thickener,” implant stabilizer, or capsule deterrent; and refines the results with fat injections. Utilizing this approach to help correct challenging problems have resulted in successful clinical outcomes for revision breast augmentation.

Mastopexy and Revision: Sometimes, a patient may feel her previous surgery may have removed too much or too little tissue, or she may be unhappy with how weight and tissue changes have stretched her skin. She may also have had problems with a previous breast lift procedure that compromised the position of her breast implant, or her implant has caused her breasts to sag severely, requiring surgical correction. Dr. Hovsepian is sensitive to the concerns of all patients, no matter how large or small the problem and can help you find a more flattering breast volume, shape, and position through revision breast lift.

Breast Revision Surgery

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Hovsepian and his highly trained aesthetic team will make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly, while answering all your questions. Privacy, safety, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care are the benefits of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience. Breast revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery takes a few hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by hotel or aftercare facility, where a “private duty” nurse is available if required. Afterward, you will return to your home, hotel or aftercare facility conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.

For a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian and for more information about a mommy makeover please contact us.