When is the best time for the Revision Breast Surgery?
The best time for the revision breast surgery is after about six months- one year from the day of the surgery, after the scar tissue from the previous surgery healed. However, in case of any side effects such as capsular contracture or inflammation, it is recommend to reoperation immediately regardless of the date of the surgery.
Doing revision surgery before 6 months (from the date of the surgery), should be decided carefully with responsible surgeon prior to the revision surgery!
Causes of the breast revision surgery:
- Not satisfied with the size of the breasts
The size of the breast is not appropriate for individual’s height and body; the breasts may look too big or too small based on the width of breasts.
Want to have bigger or smaller size of implant/breasts.
- Not satisfied with the shape of the breasts
Breast implants have shifted in position or are in an inappropriate position.
The width of both breasts is too wide or too narrow.
- Not satisfied with the texture of the breasts
Thin layer of tissue will normally cover the implants after implant surgery. If this layer abnormally thickens, this symptom is called capsular contracture; the shape of the breasts tightens, causes pain and makes the breast stiff. In this case, the implant is replaced or re-positioned or the capsule layer is removed.
The texture of the breasts is not ideal, as the breast, tissue gets thinner. Middle-aged women who have had breast implants in their early ages can experience this symptom.
- Breast implants have deflated or silicone implant has leaked
The saline bag can get wrinkled or shrunk as the saline solution leaks through micro holes of the bag. In case it is deflated, it can easily be noticeable as the volume will decrease severely. Silicone implant can also cause leaks through abrasions.
About capsular contracture
Capsular contracture is one the most common side effect which has symptom of abnormal hardening of the tissue around the breast implant. The symptom causes tissue to tighten, usually accompanying pain with hard texture. Capsular contracture often occurs with inflammation, hematoma, serousoma, etc.
Capsular contracture is categorized into 1~4 grades according to the Baker grading scale. In case of Grade 3 or 4, the symptom is considered severe and requires re operation including implant replacement or removal of the implant.
Dr.fadaee uses standard implants for breast augmentation revision surgery. All implants used at ِِDr.fadaee clinic have lifetime warranty against damage and side effects including capsular contracture. Warranty details could be obtained through consultation.
Recovery After Breast Augmentation Revision
The healing process after any surgery varies from patient to patient and, as outline above, may be affected by the different factors that go into each unique revision breast surgery. That being said, many patients report that recovery after revision surgery feels easier than their first experience. Typically this is because the tissues that stretch and adjust to accommodate your implants have already done so, and so it’s primarily the incisions that require healing time.
Some minor pain and tiredness is to be expected during the first 72 hours following your operation. You will need to avoid any heavy lifting or raising your arms above your shoulders