Breast Revision Surgery in Ft. Lauderdale
- Correct the Results of a Previous Surgery
- Reasons to Consider Breast Revision
- What Happens During Breast Revision Surgery?
- Recovering from Breast Revision Surgery
- What Does Breast Revision Cost?
- Financing Breast Revision
Correct the Results of a Previous Surgery
Sometimes breast augmentation surgery with another surgeon does not go the way you hoped it would. Perhaps the surgeon wasn’t experienced enough. Or, maybe your surgery was flawlessly planned and executed, yet your implants changed after you recovered. If this has happened to you, you’re probably a little bit wary of having a secondary surgery to correct the issues. However, when you are in Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev’s care, you can rest assured that he will repair the mistakes from your previous plastic surgery and produce beautiful, natural-looking results.
Reasons to Consider Breast Revision
There are a number of reasons why you may be seeking breast revision surgery. Perhaps your implants have ruptured or leaked. Maybe you are unhappy with their size or you have developed a medical complication, such as capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery. Some women simply want their implants taken out because they don’t like the way they looked.
What Happens During Breast Revision Surgery?
The specific procedural steps that Dr. Rankin and Dr. Dev will follow are outlined below, based on the reason you’re seeking revision surgery.
Your implants have deflated or leaked.
If your implants have deflated or leaked, Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will use the original incision location and remove the implants. He will then place a new pair of implants.
You are unhappy with the size of your implants.
Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will remove your implants and replace them with a new pair. If you want bigger implants, he will need to increase the size of the pocket to accommodate them. If you want smaller implants, he will need to tighten the capsule surrounding the implant. Some skin lifting or tightening may be necessary if he is “downsizing.”
You experience a medical complication.
If you develop a complication such as capsular contracture (when scar tissue around the implant hardens and constricts the implant), Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will remove the hardened capsule and implant, and then place a new implant.
Your implants have rippled.
If the edges of your implants begin to ripple and become visible, Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will remove or reposition the implants in a new breast pocket, or use other breast tissue to cover the edges.
Recovering from Breast Revision Surgery
Post-operative swelling and mild pain are common while recovering from breast surgery. Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will write you a pain medication prescription to help alleviate your discomfort. It’s important during your first few days of recovery to avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting, which could cause complications. Get as much rest as possible, and do some light activity (e.g., walking) when you feel ready.
Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev will see you for several follow-up appointments to check your healing progress. He will also advise when it is safe for you to return to work, exercise and the rest of your normal activities.
What Does Breast Revision Cost?
Breast revision cost will be discussed in more detail at your pre-operative consultation with Dr. Rankin. He will provide a quote once he understands your case and has determined a treatment plan.
Financing Breast Revision
If you’re interested in financing your breast revision surgery, speak to a member of our team about your choices. We offer plastic surgery financing through CareCredit and an in-house plan, too.
Schedule a Breast Revision Surgery Consultation
If you are unhappy with the results of a previous surgery, or have experienced a post-operative consultation such as capsular contracture, Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev can help. Contact us today to schedule a free breast revision surgery consultation.