Breast Revision Surgery Explained

With over 25 years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery experience, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott has seen thousands of patients.  Dr. Elliott understands that each patient’s body is different and cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. Beyond cosmetic procedures, Dr. Elliott is also passionate about breast reconstruction surgery for women who have dealt with breast cancer.  Atlanta Breast revision surgery

When considering a plastic surgery procedure such as breast augmentation, it’s important to note that changes may occur with implants. Breast revision surgery is often recommended for patients who have had issues with their implants or natural changes in breast tissue due to weight-loss or childbirth. Dr. Elliott has found that some of the breast revision patients he meets are not satisfied with their results from their first surgery.  For this reason, Dr. Elliott encourages patients to do their research before pursuing cosmetic surgery and always consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has ample experience in the procedure they are considering.

Other common reasons for breast revision surgery include implant deflation, capsular contracture, desire to change implant size or type, or a combination of issues. Although, breast augmentation complications are rare, the tissue around the implant can tighten and scar tissue can develop, resulting in discomfort or an abnormal appearance. In these rare cases, breast revision surgery is imperative to restore symmetrical, natural-looking breasts.

During breast revision surgery, Dr. Elliott will make an incision to replace the original implant or address the present issues.  When possible, Dr. Elliott uses the original breast surgery incision to minimize additional scarring.  Depending on your unique case, breast revision surgery may be performed at the same time as a breast lift to address loose and saggy skin.

If you would like to learn more about breast revision surgery, please call Dr. Elliott’s office to schedule a consultation.  Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.