Breast Revision in Oklahoma City, OK | Bajaj Plastic Surgery
Many women love the result of their initial breast augmentation performed by other surgeons. Revision surgery is an option for people who are dissatisfied with their implants’ shape, size, material, placement, or who experience complications like capsular contracture or implant rupture. Even patients who have no complaints about their first breast enhancement may wish to replace their implants after several years because their goals have changed.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj performs breast revision procedures with a similar approach to the initial augmentation surgery, with slight modifications depending on your specific reason for revision.
Are you ready to learn more about how breast revision surgery can help address your concerns or unsatisfactory results from a previous operation? Call our office at (405) 810-8448 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bajaj and learn how she’ll help you achieve your ideal breast appearance. Our services extend to the surrounding Oklahoma locations, including Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, and Norman.
Reasons to Have Breast Revision Surgery
Women choose to have breast revision surgery for many reasons. Some of the issues that breast revision surgery can correct include:
- Changing the size or material of the implant
- Implants have shifted in position
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rupture
- Implant rippling
- Breast asymmetry
Dr. Bajaj works closely with all her clients, listening to their wants and needs, to develop a personalized procedure plan tailored to your body and lifestyle.
Breast Revision Surgery
The breast revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia and as an outpatient procedure. This means that you will go home to recover following the surgery. However, since you will have received anesthesia, you should make arrangements prior to the surgery for somebody to be with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Dr. Bajaj encourages you to bring all your questions and concerns so you can discuss these at the consultation visits. If your original implants were inserted using an inframammary incision, Dr. Bajaj will likely be able to remove the original implant and insert the new implant using that same incision. However, if your primary breast augmentation utilized a transaxillary incision, then Dr. Bajaj will need to make a new incision to retrieve the old implant and insert the new implant. If you have capsular contracture, then Dr. Bajaj will need to remove the hardened capsule from the breast pocket prior to inserting new implants. No breast revision procedure is the same, as there are many personal factors that you and Dr. Bajaj must determine prior to the surgery.
While a breast revision will fix issues or concerns that you have with your current implant, it will not fix breasts that have started to sag due to gravity, aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation. If you have sagging or pendulous breasts, you may want to consider undergoing a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, in addition to their breast revision. The two procedures can easily be combined and will restore youthful shape and elevation to your breasts.
Often, breast procedures are performed at the same time as body procedure for a beautiful transformation. Women who have recently given birth or lost a significant amount of weight may have excess skin on their abdomen that will not respond to exercise. A tummy tuck removes this excess skin, meanwhile tightening the abdominal muscles to give you a more toned and defined look. A breast revision performed in combination with a tummy tuck can completely rejuvenate a woman’s appearance.
For women interested in a breast revision, breast lift, and a tummy tuck, Dr. Bajaj recommends the Mommy Makeover package. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help mothers regain their pre-baby body. With this procedure, women can choose any combination from the following procedures: breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast revision, breast lift, tummy tuck, and/or liposuction. Liposuction is typically included to help women get rid of extra fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise.
Oklahoma City Breast Revision FAQs
How is breast revision different from other breast enhancement surgeries? Compared to breast augmentation and similar procedures, breast revision surgery is more complicated and requires advanced skills and techniques. Dr. Bajaj will have to carefully maneuver around factors such as scar tissue and changes in the skin quality and breast tissue following your earlier surgery. For this reason, revision surgery involves meticulous attention to detail and may require other adjuncts such as Galaflex for soft tissue support. In addition, rather than making the breast appear larger or elevated in the way a breast augmentation or a breast lift will, a breast revision aims to improve theoutcomes from a previous operation.
What can I expect from breast revision recovery? Each patient experiences a different degree of soreness, swelling, and discomfort immediately following their procedure. We will give you written instructions on how to manage your pain, care for your incisions, and avoid specific activities for the first few weeks. In addition, we will dress your breasts in bandages to help reduce swelling and provide the necessary support during the healing process.
Typically, we recommend rest, but not bed rest, for the first few days. However, most patients feel well enough to resume their regular work schedule after about a week. Listen carefully to your body and don’t overdo it, especially in the first month.
After four weeks of recovery, most swelling will continue to resolve;, however, it may take upto 3-6 months for your breasts to settle.
How much does it cost for a breast revision? The cost of breast revision surgery will depend on many factors. Some of these include the new implant type, ancillary procedures, and postoperative care. At the time of the consultation, Dr. Bajaj and her staff will discuss the options for surgery and pricing with you. If you are interested in financing options, we do offer both CareCredit and Alphaeon. At the time of the consultation, you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of our staff dedicated to patient financing. Request a consultation today to get started!
Am I a good candidate for Breast Revision Surgery? Good candidates for surgery should be in good health, at a stable weight, and be nonsmokers. They should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery and understand what breast revision can and cannot accomplish. These procedures are elective procedures and are typically performed because you desire a change in the appearance of your breasts due to weight fluctuations, the aging process, or implant-related issues. The surgery and recovery will be similar to your initial breast augmentation surgery.
If you are interested in completely removing your implants you can click here to read about breast implant removal surgery. Women who wish to remove their implants completely, but have very thin breast tissue due to the size of their implants, may need to get smaller implants inserted or undergo a fat transfer breast augmentation. These procedures will leave women with smaller breasts, closer to their natural cup size, that still look natural and beautiful. Dr. Bajaj can help women who are unhappy with the results of their primary breast augmentation achieve a look that makes them confident and happy. The only way to find out if you are a good candidate is by contacting us and scheduling a consultation.
How do I plan for Breast Revision Surgery? At the time of the consultation, Dr. Bajaj will provide you with more detailed information about how to prepare for your surgery. Preparation for a breast revision procedure is similar to how women prepare for a breast augmentation. If the you smoke, then you will be required to quit at least three weeks prior to surgery as smoking can have seriously negative effects on the procedure and recovery. Also, you will need to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications, including ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen, two weeks prior to the surgery. Additionally, if Dr. Bajaj has made any alterations to medications or supplements that you take, you should follow these instructions. For anyone considering an elective surgical procedure, it is important to optimize your nutrition with a healthy diet high in protein and vitamins to ensure good wound healing and a smooth recovery.
What will my results be like? Dr. Bajaj commits to delivering flattering, natural-looking results that complement your figure and lifestyle. Breast surgery is about shape and proportion, rather than size alone. Following your surgery, your breasts should have aesthetically pleasing shape and proportions with your body. Dr. Bajaj will carefully consider your desired outcome and make every attempt to correct your concerns while always keeping your safety top of mind.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation
Once Dr. Bajaj has determined that you are a suitable candidate for breast revision surgery, then she will develop a personalized procedure plan. During the consultation, Dr. Bajaj will discuss with you why you desire breast revision surgery and what your goals are. If you require breast revision due to implant rupture or capsular contracture, be sure to bring any additional medical records or test results that you may have to your consultation. Dr. Bajaj may recommend additional or alternative procedures that will better help you to accomplish your aesthetic goals. The consultation is the first step in any breast revision surgery. Get started today by requesting a consultation with Dr. Bajaj in Oklahoma City.