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Breast Implant Revision Bellevue

Breast Implant Revision Bellevue

Ideally, you’d undergo breast implant surgery and be thrilled with the results. If this was not your experience, rest assured there is a solution. A breast implant revision can resolve cosmetic and health issues that you may have with an earlier breast procedure.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kris Day of Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery has helped many patients correct what they’re unhappy with and achieve the results they desire. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from breast implant revision surgery in Bellevue.

What is a Breast Implant Revision?

A breast implant revision is intended to fix a previous breast implant surgery that was either performed incorrectly, not what the patient desired, or has changed over time. The procedure varies by patient and may involve replacing implants with a different type, shape, or size. Your surgeon may also reposition the implant or remove it altogether.

Several of the most common reasons patients undergo a breast implant revision include ruptured or leaking implants, capsular contracture, asymmetry, and unnatural-looking breasts. Breast implant revision may also be performed as a result of certain complications or health issues.

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Good Candidates for Breast Implant Revision

If you’re displeased with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your breasts after a breast augmentation, a breast implant revision may be worthwhile. Dr. Day may recommend a breast implant revision if you’ve undergone breast implant surgery and any of the following apply to you:

Benefits of Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast implant revision surgery offers a variety of benefits. Most importantly, it can improve a previous breast augmentation that didn’t go as planned or you were disappointed by. Depending on your situation, it can lead to smaller breasts, larger breasts, or more symmetrical breasts. It may also replace an old implant with a newer, more comfortable option. A breast implant revision can give you the confidence and self-esteem you were hoping to achieve with your initial breast surgery. Your board-certified Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, is here to provide you with the look and feel you wanted the first time around.

What to Expect
During a Breast Implant Revision

A breast implant revision will be customized to resolve your particular concerns and meet your unique goals. You can expect the procedure to be very similar to your original breast surgery. It will be performed under general anesthesia and likely take a few hours. Most breast implant revision surgeries that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Day performs involve replacing implants or removing scar tissue, often through the same incision that was initially made.

He may make another incision to reposition the breast tissue to accommodate another size implant or better fit your implant over your chest. You will wake up with a bandage and surgical bra and be able to return home once you’re alert and have been monitored for a while.

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Recovering From Breast Implant Surgery

The recovery from breast implant surgery is a lot like the recovery you experienced after your initial procedure. Immediately following the breast implant revision, you’ll likely feel weak and tired. You should sleep with your head and upper body elevated to keep swelling to a minimum. Your bandages will be removed in our office after a few days. Dr. Day may clear you to return to work and your regular activities in seven to ten days. You can likely begin low-impact exercise two weeks post-op and more vigorous activities at the one-month mark.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Breast Implant Revision

We suggest patients wait at least six months after their original procedure before they receive a breast implant revision. This will allow you to get used to the new look and feel of your breasts so you can decide whether or not a revision is necessary.

Yes, you should be able to breastfeed without any issues after a breast implant revision. However, keep in mind that breastfeeding complications are a possibility.

Pain varies by patient and the specifics of the procedure. Fortunately, pain medication can help alleviate pain and keep you comfortable during the recovery process.

The decision to undergo breast implant revision surgery is very personal. If it’s been at least six months since your original procedure and you’re dissatisfied, it’s certainly worth considering.