If you have undergone a previous breast procedure and you’re unhappy with the results, Dr. Craft can perform breast revision surgery in Phoenix to correct the areas of concern, which may involve an existing implant.
What can a revision breast surgery do?
A breast revision procedure restores a woman’s breast shape and appearance if she is experiencing capsular contracture or implant rupture, rippling, or asymmetry due to a previous cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery. A breast revision can:
- Re-shape a stretched breast
- Improve scars
- Remove current breast implants
- Change size of current implants
- Remove the scar tissue or capsule around an implant
- Reinforce soft tissue with a dermal substitute
Why do women get breast revision surgery?
Many women decide to undergo breast revision surgery to change the size or kind of their implants because of aesthetic or comfort reasons. They may be disappointed in how their implants look or how they have changed—or they may find the implants uncomfortable. Some women may also decide to have a breast revision procedure done to correct breast implant complications, which can include:
Implant rupture/deflation: It can happen. Although implants are typically very durable, rupture can occur due to different reasons.
Rippling/wrinkling: Some types of implants combined with a woman’s particular body type and skin can result in a “rippled” look near the implant.
Symmastia: This painful condition occurs when the implants join together in the center of the chest.
Implant Displacement: This is a condition that happens when the implant moves from its original position. It can cause discomfort and/or misshapen breast shape.
Capsular contracture: A “capsule” is scar tissue that forms around implants. If the capsule becomes thick and contracts around the implant, it can result in the implant turning hard and losing its shape.
Old implants: Many women change out old implants for new ones. With age, implants can shift and change, resulting in a dissatisfying appearance.
Breast revision surgical details
The exact details of a breast revision surgery will depend on the specific problems, but generally a breast revision will remove, re-shape, or repair the implant(s). The scar tissue (capsule) may also need to be removed during the surgery. Any questions you have about the surgery will be answered during your Phoenix breast revision consultation with Dr. Craft.
Recovery and results
Because each woman’s breast revision surgery will be different based on her unique problems and the techniques used to correct them, recovery and results will vary from patient to patient. In general, patients can expect to wear a surgical garment after surgery to help with support and healing, and will need to take some time off of work. During your consultation with Dr. Craft, he will explain exactly what you can expect, as well as a step-by-step detailing of what the surgery will entail.
Why choose ACARA?
Because breast revision surgery is done to correct a previous operation, it’s a delicate procedure that requires a highly skilled and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Randall O. Craft, founder of the Arizona Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Aesthetics. Dr. Craft has the knowledge and the artistry to carry out safe and satisfying breast revision operations with beautiful results. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft provides patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety. To schedule a consultation for your Phoenix breast revision, please call or contact us online.