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REVISION BREAST SURGERY

REVISION BREAST SURGERY

Revision breast surgery improves or corrects the results of previous breast enhancement surgery.

Typically the surgeon has to perform revision breast surgery if:

  • The patient's breast implants have leaked.
  • The patient wishes to modify her breast size.
  • The patient wishes to remove her implants.
  • The patient's implants have changed position and shifted to another region.

Procedure

The more common reasons for seeking revision breast surgery are implant deflation, an implant exchange (size or type), capsular contracture, implant malposition, double-bubble deformity, or a combination of these issues. When a breast implant is inserted, scar tissue (called a capsule) forms around it as part of the natural healing process. The capsule may sometimes tighten and compress the implant creating a distorted breast shape (capsular contracture). The goal of revision surgery is to help restore a more youthful contour and attractive appearance.

Revision breast surgery takes approximately one to two hours, depending on the condition to be treated.


Local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation may be used, although general anaesthesia may be more desirable.


Either, depending on patient preference.


Discolouration and swelling may occur initially, changes in nipple or breast sensation.


Risks include adverse reactions to anaesthesia, blood accumulation that may need to be drained surgically, and infection.


The patient should be able to return to work within seven to ten days, depending on the type of work. Special care must be taken to be gentle with your breasts for at least one month after revision breast surgery.


Results are generally stable but depend on the patient's breast laxity or sagginess after having had children or losing weight. Gravity and the effects of ageing will eventually alter the size and shape of virtually every woman's breasts.


WHEN YOU CHOOSE A DOCTOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF APRASSA, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOUR SURGEON IS QUALIFIED IN ALL ASPECTS OF COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Find a Surgeon

The Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Southern Africa was formed in 1956. It currently has over 169 members from all around South Africa. All our members are fully qualified Plastic surgeons that have been approved for APRASSA membership and will endeavour to provide you with excellent care throughout your plastic surgery journey.









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