For any of a number of reasons statistics show that a good portion of the tens of thousands of patients who undergo breast revision surgery each will year return for additional surgery, both to correct problems and to make additional changes.
It is estimated that a large percent of breast augmentation patients, at as much as 40%, are patients who experienced no complications but instead come for additional volume – larger breasts. However, there are a large number of Beverly Hills breast revision patients who do seek revisions for results with which they are otherwise unsatisfied.
At the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills breast revision surgery can offer a solution to patients seeking larger breasts, and can provide changes in patients who find that their breasts have healed with excess or visible scar tissue. Breast revision surgery can also correct uneven breasts, and address implants that have shifted, begun to leak, or that have ruptured.
Scar tissue also becomes a major concern especially when it forms to close to the skin, resulting in shelving, wrinkles, bulging, and capsular contracture. Some patients seek breast revision as soon as a year after surgery – when the final results become clear. However, it is not uncommon for patients to come 5 to 10 years or more after their primary breast surgery. Patients who have undergone pregnancy, weight changes, or simply the normal effects of aging often find that their breast implants no longer look or feel natural and seek for them to be removed. Any and all of these conditions can be addressed through a breast revision.
Due to the formation of scar tissue in a breast revision surgery, any subsequent surgery becomes far more complicated and should only be performed by experienced breast surgeons with ample experience performing breast revision surgery. Breast revision surgery can take longer because surgeons need to see to the breasts and implants themselves but must first attend to scar tissue, which can vary from patient to patient, but which is generally distributed generously in and around the area of the original incisions.
At the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Institute patient health and safety is always our top priority. As you may be aware, a recall was recently issued for specific implants and we would like to take this moment to impart some facts and hopefully provide some peace of mind regarding this subject. The first thing to know is that this recall is applicable only to a limited number of textured implant products. Ninety five percent of implants sold in the US are smooth and completely unaffected.
The most common applications for textured implants include, an above average physically active lifestyle, a sloping rib bone structure and/or reconstructive breast procedures. Even rarer among this small subset of textured implant recipients is the instance of associated ailment.
The main infirmity reported in connection with these implants is BIA-ALCL, the remission rate for which is close to 90%. While we in no way wish to trivialize this matter we do want to convey the facts and hopefully assuage any panic. If you have any symptoms or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to assist.
While tending to issues created or unaddressed by an initial breast surgery or obtaining results that can more accurately achieve the breasts a patient is searching for can all depend on finding the right surgeon, the responsibilities of the patient are not all together different from those during their first breast surgery.
Patients should be non-smokers or be willing to quit for an extended amount of time both before and after, refrain from taking blood thinning drugs including OTC medications like Advil and Aleve, and make their strongest effort to maintain a healthy diet and a regular exercise or fitness regimen. For one of the best Breast Revisions Beverly Hills has to offer, contact Dr. Andrew Ordon or Dr. Ritu Copra for a personal consultation at our Palm Desert location or our Beverly Hills location. Consultations can be made through our contact page or by calling us at 310.248.6250 during our normal business hours. “My Spirits Were Lifted!”
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