Revision Breast Surgery in Sugar Land, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery offers Revision Breast Surgery to the residents of Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas. After breast augmentation surgery, undesired changes may occur in the shape of the breasts. These changes may result from problems with the implants or changes in the woman’s body. Some examples of these changes are saline implants that have lost volume, silicone implants with ruptured outer shells, contraction of the scar tissue around the breast implants and changes in the breast tissue due to aging or weight changes. In addition, after having implants for many years, some women may want smaller or larger implants, or they may want the implants removed.
What happens during the Revision Breast Surgery procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
Dr. Stapenhorst performs Revision Breast Surgery with the patient under general anesthesia. Depending on the case, Dr. Stapenhorst may make the incisions along the existing scar line. If any additional procedure is planned beyond simple implant exchange, the incisions are generally made around the areola, which is the dark skin around the nipple. Additional potential incision sites include a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the crease under the breast and along the natural curve under the breast. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Stapenhorst removes the implant, reshapes the breast tissue and inserts a new implant. When the surgery is complete, Dr. Stapenhorst closes the incisions.
When can normal activities resume after the Revision Breast Surgery procedure?
Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that patients who undergo Revision Breast Surgery rest at home for three days. During that time, patients do not need to remain in bed, and should make an effort to move around the house. Patients typically return to work one to two weeks after the procedure. Excessive activity, including lifting heavy objects, should be avoided for two to three weeks. Women who undergo Revision Breast Surgery should exercise caution and protect their breasts from impact and injuries for at least one month.
Is there any pain associated with the Revision Breast Surgery procedure?
Patients who undergo Revision Breast Surgery typically experience soreness and swelling after the procedure. These symptoms should resolve after the incisions and breasts are fully healed.
How much does Revision Breast Surgery cost in Sugar Land, TX?
Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.
How Long Is The Recovery After Revision Breast Surgery?
The results and recovery for revision breast surgery can vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients take one to two weeks away from work. Arduous movements and activity should be avoided for up to two months. Dr. Stapenhorst will advise of any instructions or guidelines that should be followed. Removal of an implant can result in undesirable results, such as stretched skin or diminished elasticity. If this is the case, a second surgery may be recommended to help achieve the desired results.
Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other breast procedures pages including male breast reduction, breast reconstruction and TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.