Breast Augmentation Revision
Women come to our Calgary practice for breast augmentation revision surgery for various reasons.
Some want to replace older breast implants with updated models, or they're disappointed with the results achieved by another surgeon. Others want to change the size of their implants.
A common theme in all breast augmentation revision surgeries is that the procedure is generally more complicated than the initial operation and requires an experienced, Royal College-certified plastic surgeon with the surgical skills needed to produce the desired results.
Your Revision Procedure
There are a number of factors that make breast augmentation revision more complex than the initial breast augmentation surgery. The unique challenges include the presence of scar tissue that forms around the implant, skin stretched by the implants, and a chest anatomy that may be compromised. Our surgeons at Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery are among the few in the Calgary area who possess the expertise needed to perform revision procedures.
Depending on the specific reason for performing revision surgery, the procedure may include:
Repairing an implant pocket
Changing the implants' location
Combining a breast lift with revision surgery
Each of these techniques requires a surgeon — such as Dr. Whidden, Dr. Humphreys, or Dr. Byers — with advanced training and technical skills.
Reasons for Revision Surgery
Most women who get breast implants are very happy with their outcomes and experience no complications. In fact, our surgeons perform many elective breast augmentation revision procedures — meaning the patients choose to either replace or remove breast implants even when there aren't complications. Augmentation revision procedures fall into two general categories:
Elective Implant Exchange
As with primary breast augmentation surgery, women initially wake up in the recovery room after the procedure. Our surgeons and nurses monitor their progress and ensure they're ready to return home, which usually occurs about two hours after the surgery. Detailed post-op instructions are provided to each patient to help keep them comfortable and minimize the risk of complications. The recovery is similar to that following an initial augmentation procedure, but may take a bit longer, depending on the reason for the revision surgery.
If you're considering a revision augmentation procedure to exchange breast implants, request a consultation using the online form to meet privately with one of our plastic surgeons. Or call our office at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.