Women who are unhappy with the outcomes of their primary breast implant cosmetic surgery, or are facing problem due to implant damage can consider a breast revision procedure.
Revision surgery is also an effective solution for issues that have developed over time such as breast drooping or implant rippling.
An experienced, successful, and skilled breast revision surgeon can help correct the problems with a prior breast implant surgery. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast augmentation revision surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas and other cities and communities in this part of the nation.
Key Questions to Ask
Some of the important questions that the patient should ask their breast revision surgeon are as follows:
- Am I a candidate for breast revision?
If the patient is suffering due to poor aesthetic outcomes of her primary breast augmentation surgery or has experienced implant damage, she is likely to be an ideal candidate for an effective breast revision cosmetic surgery procedure.
The patient may not be a good candidate for this revision procedure if she has certain medical problems that can negatively impact the outcomes of the surgery. This does not necessarily mean that the patient cannot undergo the procedure. However, discussing their plans with the surgeon can help them understand what to expect from the surgery.
- What is capsular contracture? Do I have capsular contracture? How bad is it?
Capsular contracture is a fairly common reason for women to consider breast implant revision surgery. The plastic surgeon can address this condition through a surgical solution known as capsulectomy which involves removing the scar tissue and the pocket that holds the implant. When the capsular contracture reaches level 3 (firmer and bulging) or level 4 and is accompanied by pain, the patient should seek a revision surgery.
- Will I get new implants with breast revision surgery?
In general, yes. It does not make a significant impact on the cost. Even if the patient does not want to change the size and type of implant, getting new ones is a good idea. The implants available today are of a higher quality than the ones available in the past which enables them to be more sustainable.
- What happens during breast revision surgery?
Breast revision usually involves a combination of removing or replacing the breast implants, altering the size or type of implant, eliminating scar tissue and/or lifting the breasts.
- Will my breast revision scars be worse than my primary surgery?
The cosmetic surgeon may be able to make improvements to the appearance of the scars from the primary breast procedure. In most cases, they use the pre-existing incision marks to place new incisions.
- Is breast revision surgery recovery more complicated than my prior breast surgery? Do I need to take more extensive time off work? If so, how much?
The surgeon will remove the drains within one week of the procedure. If the patient works in an office setting, they will likely require almost one week of leave from work. They should not lift, strain the upper body or exercise aggressively for around one month to six weeks after the surgery and diligently follow the surgeon’s guidelines during the recovery phase.
- What are the inclusions in the surgical fee? What is not included?
Top breast surgeons are usually transparent regarding the costs of the procedure and provide the patient with an all-inclusive rate. The bifurcation of the breast revision surgery costs usually include items such as the consultation fee, surgical facility fee, surgeon’s charges, anesthesiologist’s fee, cost of implants, and surgical bra.
The dependable board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas for breast revision surgery.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant revision surgery.