Breast Augmentation Revision
On rare occasions, changes occur after breast augmentation that can cause you to feel less than completely satisfied with your procedure. There can be problems with regard to size, shape and position of the breasts as well as skin laxity. Also, as we get older, genetics, gravity and other factors affect the breasts and their position on the chest, often resulting in a saggy appearance. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rocco Piazza has specialized training in revisionary procedures to correct problems with the breast fold, malposition of the breast implants and shape distortion. With a breast augmentation revision procedure at his Austin practice, Dr. Piazza can correct these problems and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
At The Piazza Center, we believe that beautiful surgical results are enhanced by following a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and desires. If you would like to find out more about breast augmentation revision surgery in Austin, TX, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (512) 551-1067.
Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery Before & After Patient Photos
Case 213, Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery, Breast Lift
This 38-year-old patient came to see Dr. Piazza for revision of a previous breast augmentation. She had implants placed in 1993, at which time she was told she had a tuberous breast deformity. When she came to our Austin practice, she told us she was happy with her size but desired more cleavage and a perkier look.During her consultation, Dr. Piazz...
Case 249, Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
This 42-year-old mother of two came to see Dr. Piazza for revision of a previous breast augmentation. She had her original implants placed in 1995 and increased her breast size from an A to a B cup. She felt after having her children her breasts became more “droopy” and was noticing an obvious difference between her left and right breas...
Case 37, Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
This is a pleasant 55-year-old-female who came to see Dr. Piazza to discuss breast revision surgery in Austin. She had undergone several breast augmenation procedures in Austin and was unhappy with the appearance of her breasts. She sought a consultation with Dr. Piazza for his use of short scar breast lift techniques and his focus ...
Case 22, Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
Frequently, patients come to see Dr. Piazza for revision of a previous breast augmentation. This 55-year-old female came to Dr. Piazza with concerns about the appearance of her breasts. She had a previous breast augmentation with saline implants by another surgeon 8 years prior. She was most unhappy with her breast asymmetry, large areo...
Case 131, Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
This 37-year-old fit mother had undergone a saline breast augmentation in the past. After having 4 children, she felt that her breasts had changed significantly. She came to see Dr. Piazza to discuss options to make her breasts look fuller and more youthful. Many women seek Dr. Piazza for breast revision surgery in Austin. H...
Your Custom Procedure
When you meet with Dr. Piazza for a consultation regarding revision surgery, you will get a chance to discuss your concerns with regard to each breast. Dr. Piazza has extensive training in breast augmentation revision surgery, which can oftentimes be more complex than your initial breast augmentation procedure. He will ask you about your goals, and he will detail what is achievable with surgery. He will also answer any questions you have and advise you as to the best approach to achieving your cosmetic goals. Once you and Dr. Piazza have determined your treatment plan, your surgery will be scheduled. It will be performed as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center near our office.
Your breast augmentation revision procedure will take as little as 1 hour or as long as 4 to 5 hours, depending on the extent of the corrections that need to be made. Generally, when performing revision surgery for breast augmentation, Dr. Piazza uses a combination of different techniques, such as performing a pocket change and adding an internal bra to support the implants, to correct the position of the implant and give better shape to the breast.
He may perform a breast lift using a circular incision around the areola, which leaves the most inconspicuous scar. This incision is used to remove any excess skin from the breast and also allows for reduction in the size of the areola if necessary. For more extensive lifting, Dr. Piazza may use the vertical-stye short-scar technique. This method adds a short vertical scar extending down from the areola. Unlike the anchor-incision method, which leaves extensive scarring on the breast and in the fold beneath the breast, this short-scar technique helps maintain shape and allows for quicker healing and recovery. He may also utilize an incision in the breast fold to revise the breast completely without the use of a vertical incision. Dr. Piazza will clearly communicate an effective customized treatment plan based on your current concerns and desired result as each patient is uniquely different.
After the procedure, you may experience some soreness. This will decrease significantly during the next few days. You will wear a supportive bra after surgery and will have a follow-up office visit 1 week after the procedure. All sutures are usually placed under the skin, so there are no sutures that will need to be removed.
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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco C. Piazza looks forward to meeting with you to help you discover how you can achieve your cosmetic goals and desires.
Dr. Piazza Answers Common Questions
After I have a breast augmentation revision procedure, will I need surgery again?
The goal with this procedure is to correct problems with each breast. Often, I am dealing with a number of complex problems, such as fold asymmetries and breast distortion, which can be very difficult to correct. I always tell my patients that they will ultimately have surgery again after having breast implants placed and that there are reasons for short-term re-operation and other reasons for long-term re-operation. The most important thing I want my patients to remember is that breasts change with age, just like the rest of the body. This is completely normal and expected, and therefore, surgery may be needed in the future. To learn more, read The Truth About Breast Implants: 10 Years Later in my blog.
Will I have to replace my implants at the time of my revision surgery?
It is likely that your breast implants will need to be replaced. This is dependent on a number of things. First, when were the implants placed? Second, are they silicone gel implants or saline implants? Is the implant shell intact? Are you happy with the size of your breasts? During a pre-surgery consultation with you, I will address these questions, as well as your cosmetic goals, to help you determine what is right for you.
How soon after my surgery can I resume exercise?
As with any surgery, it is important to follow all of your doctor's instructions after the procedure in order to ensure that you recover as safely and quickly as possible. I usually tell my breast augmentation revision patients that they can resume exercise as soon as they feel comfortable. I prefer that they refrain from heavy lifting for the first few weeks, but I encourage them to get to the gym and walk on a treadmill or stair-step machine in the first week after surgery. I want my patients to get back to feeling like their normal selves as soon as possible. Returning to an active, healthy lifestyle can help achieve beautiful surgical results.
After your breast augmentation revision, you may be placed in a supportive bra to help maintain your new breast shape while you heal, but this is determined on a case-by-case basis. For the first few days following your procedure, you may feel soreness and see some bruising. This will subside within the first week. In general, patients should be able to return to normal, everyday activities within 5 to 7 days after their surgery. This can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, so it is important to follow all post-operative instructions closely.