Breast Revision Surgery
Performed by Dr. Elliott in Atlanta & Alpharetta GA
For many reasons, it is a possibility that even the most successful breast augmentation surgery may require breast revision surgery to ensure lasting patient satisfaction. Rather than feeling morose about weight loss/gain, skin stretching from pregnancy, or other complications permanently affecting the look of your implants, corrective breast revision surgery performed by Dr. Franklyn Elliott can aid in achieving your desired appearance again. Prior to any cosmetic procedure, Dr. Elliott encourages all patients to conduct research and ask questions during consultation to ensure comfort and safety.
At his Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA locations, Dr. Elliott can address a number of post-augmentation problems, including implant deflation or leakage, a rare case in which ruptured or leaking implants must be removed and replaced. After a previous surgery, pregnancy, or significant weight change, patients may later desire bigger or smaller implants, in which case they may be exchanged. If a patient suffers from capsular contracture, or scar tissue surrounding implants hardening after improper post-op care, Dr. Elliott has various, efficient methods for removing the affected tissue and improving the condition.
Because the decision to undergo breast surgery is such a personal one, Dr. Elliott knows there are a variety of circumstances in which women may desire additional cosmetic breast procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Elliott will provide you with a carefully planned approach, options, and techniques to maximize results.
Am I a good candidate for breast revision surgery?
Satisfaction with the natural feel and appearance of your breasts is top priority in Dr. Elliott’s practice. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, we encourage you to come in for a consultation.
- Breast tissue after breast augmentation has changed in shape or volume from skin stretching (common with breastfeeding) or weight loss/gain
- Shift in position of breast implant(s)
- Implant exchange (silicone to saline or vice versa)
- Desire/need to change size of implant
- Breast implant deflation
- Capsular contracture, or tightening of scar tissue around implant
- Infection or allergy requiring implant removal
What if I plan to lose more weight before my breast revision surgery?
It is important to discuss with your surgeon your weight loss plans before undergoing surgery. Dr. Elliott recommends that a weight loss goal is reached and weight is stabilized in order to ensure lasting results and patient satisfaction.
What should I anticipate during surgery?
During breast revision surgery, Dr. Elliott will address any issues of concern and make an incision to replace or remove the implants. When possible, the original incision is used to reduce scarring. If necessary, breast lift surgery may be simultaneously performed to address loose and saggy skin.
What can I expect to see after breast revision surgery process?
With careful planning and post-op care, Dr. Elliott will work with you to restore satisfaction and confidence in your breasts.