Breast Implant Revision

What is a Breast Implant Revision?

If your breast augmentation did not go well or ended with a complication, deciding on a surgeon for a breast implant revision can be a stressful choice. Dr. Combs will advise you the best course of action to restore an attractive appearance while also ensuring your safety.

Complications from prior breast augmentations may include rupture, leaking, asymmetry, capsular contracture (when the implants become hard), infection, rippling of the implant, or an injury. Dr. Combs is experienced in dealing with all of these issues. In some cases, women simply decide that they would prefer a different sized or shaped implant.

During your consultation, Dr. Combs will spend time with you to answer your questions and make sure he fully understands what you want to achieve. He will examine you and take a full medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for breast implant revision. It is important to him to operate with the utmost integrity and transparency so that you know what you can reasonably expect from your breast implant revision.

There are many decisions to be made before you receive breast implant revision. You may decide to change the size of your implants or the type of implant. Dr. Combs will fully explain all of the options to you so that you can make an informed decision.

What to Expect from Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia. In most cases, you can go home the same day after spending some time in post-op recovery.

Breast implant revision is highly customized. In rare cases, the original implants can be salvaged, but most of the time, the implants need to be replaced. If an infection is present, this is a dangerous condition that must be treated immediately.

When possible, Dr. Combs will reopen your original incisions to avoid creating new scars. This may not provide a satisfactory result in all cases, however.

Breast Implant Revision Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from breast implant revision is usually similar to what you experienced after your first breast augmentation. In cases where the complications are severe or include an infection, the recovery may take a bit longer. You can take pain medication to ease you through the healing period.

Some swelling, bruising, and a feeling of tightness are to be expected. Avoid lifting heavy objects and sleeping on your stomach as you heal.

You should be able to return to work within one week, and you can exercise again in about a month. You will be given a surgical bra to wear for a few weeks, and you will see us for follow-up appointments so that we can carefully monitor your healing and make sure that you are pleased with the results.

Call us today for Breast Implant Revision. We regularly see patients from the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas.