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Breast Revision

Breast enhancement surgery can improve feelings of self-confidence in women who are dissatisfied with some aspect of their breasts. Unfortunately, some women are left with problems that can be a nightmare after going through breast augmentation surgery. Problems with breast symmetry, projection, or the size of breasts may be the result of poor surgical practices, older implants, or problems such as capsular contracture, leaving the breasts looking unnatural and unattractive.

Breast revision surgery must be performed after complications or unsatisfactory results from a previous breast enhancement surgery. The surgery is carefully planned to restore a more natural appearance to the breasts and remedy any potential dangers associated with a ruptured implant. Our surgeons at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery in Charlotte, NC specialize in performing breast revision surgery for patients who have a botched breast augmentation, need to replace implants, or are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of their breasts.

Common Reasons for Breast Revision Surgery

There are many reasons to consider a breast revision surgery, ranging from aesthetic to medical complications resulting from a prior breast augmentation. Common aesthetic reasons for a revision include changing size of implants, adjusting the position of existing implants, or removing implants completely. In most cases the surgeon can use the existing incision site from the previous surgery to avoid additional scarring. Breast revision surgery may also be performed to adjust nipple and areola positioning. Repositioning of the nipple typically requires additional incisions, but our surgeons work to keep the nipple joined with the surrounding tissues underneath to preserve sensation and the ability to breastfeed. Our experienced breast revision surgeon will focus on reducing significant scarring and placing incisions in locations that will be covered with clothing.

A common reason women seek breast revision surgery is after an implant ruptures or leaking is discovered. A breast revision performed by our respected surgical team in Charlotte can replace ruptured or deflated implants, and restore symmetry to your breasts. Capsular contracture is another common reason a woman may need breast revision surgery, when there has been a severe tightening of the tissue formed around the implant, leading to deformation, increased hardness, and breasts that are both unattractive and painful. The surgeon will use the previous incision to remove the implant and capsule and insert a new implant.

Should I Get Breast Revision Surgery?

If you are struggling with any of the following aesthetic or medical issues, revision surgery may finally bring you relief, and natural-looking, plump, attractive breasts:

  • Botched breast augmentation
  • Unevenly-sized breasts after augmentation
  • Unevenly placed breast implants
  • Overlarge implants
  • Implants too small
  • Ruptured implants
  • Old implants
  • Capsular contracture
  • Replace silicone implants with saline implants (or the reverse)

Know the Risks

Before undergoing surgery, your medical history must be thoroughly evaluated to identify any existing medical conditions. We will also review the medications and supplements you are taking. Although serious complications are very rare, all patients are informed of the risks of any surgery. Pain, swelling, and tenderness are common but treatable with medication. Recovery time is typically similar to the original breast enhancement procedure. Your healing progress will be carefully monitored, and you will be personally guided through every aspect of postoperative care by our surgeons and caring staff.

Breast Revision Surgery in Charlotte, NC

For some women, breast revision surgery is required due to poor surgical practices or errors in the original breast augmentation, or simply a change in your desired look over time. No matter your reason for breast revision surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery are committed to providing personal attention to your procedure. Our surgical team has dedicated themselves to delivering the highest quality, personalized service to each of their patients. Schedule a consultation with our office if you are considering breast revision surgery.


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