Breast revision plastic surgery can provide a solution to women who want to have their breast implants removed or replaced because of damage to the implants or a change in their personal preferences. Similar to any surgical procedure, breast revision surgery also has an inherent risk of complications.
Patients should understand that a breast revision surgery could sometimes be more complicated than the primary breast implant surgery.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast augmentation revision surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas and other towns and suburbs in this region of the US.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient of the potential risks that are associated with a breast revision cosmetic surgery. The patient should dedicatedly follow the pre and post-operative care guidelines that the surgeon provides to mitigate the risks.
The complications that may arise from a breast implant revision surgery are as follows:
- Bacterial infection
- Poor response to anesthesia
- Unfavorable scarring
- Undesirable cosmetic results
Breast Implant Removal Risks
The removal of breast implants is a relatively simple procedure. However, it may have to be done along with a breast lift to accomplish desired outcomes. In rare cases, some patients may experience major complications following a breast implant removal surgery, such as:
- Sensation loss or change in sensation in the nipple region
The breasts may not appear the same as they did be prior to the breast implant revision surgery. There may be some deformity and breast tissue sagging, especially in the case of more substantial implants. If the patient undergoes a breast lift procedure along with the implant removal surgery, it can prevent the possibility of undesirable surgical outcomes.
Sometimes a patient may feel that her natural breasts have become smaller after the implant removal procedure than what she recalls regarding the size of her original breasts.
Weight loss or hormonal changes in the patient when they received their breast implant surgery could be the reason behind this occurrence. To accomplish satisfactory outcomes, the patient should develop realistic expectations from the breast implant removal procedure.
Breast Implant Replacement Risks
The risks associated with a primary breast enhancement procedure are typically the same as the risks involved in a breast implant replacement surgery. In rare cases, the following complications may occur:
- Implant rupture
- Moving of implant from its original position
- Implant rippling
- Capsular contracture
- Altered sensation in the breast area
If the woman chooses a larger implant size for her breast implant revision surgery, she may undergo additional discomfort as her body accommodates the new implants. The larger implant placement will also involve a more invasive surgery in comparison to the original breast implant placement procedure.
In case of larger implants, the surgeon will develop a new breast pocket to hold the implants. The position where the implants are placed may also vary from the original position. These factors can heighten the risk of complications slightly.
A patient should understand clearly that some risks are inherent to any breast revision surgery. She should ideally have the breast implants replaced only when she experiences a complication or wants a change in her breast size.
A Proven Surgeon
Committed board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas across the horizon for breast implant revision surgery.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant revision surgery.
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