Breast Revision Surgery
Revisional breast surgery can help you achieve the natural, proportionate look and feel you desire whether you have experienced changes to the appearance of your breasts over time following prior breast surgery, the status of your breast implants themselves have changed or whether you simply are not happy with your prior breast enhancement surgical outcome. Revisional breast surgery is highly individualized, and requires very specialized planning, techniques and materials. Dr. Bengtson is an educator and trainor of plastic surgeons in the United States on the revision of prior breast surgeries. He is a global leader in breast aesthetics and the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as Alloderm and Strattice for Breast Augmentation Secondary Revision Surgery that may be recommended specifically to improve the likelihood of success and longevity of your breast revision. Trust our expertise to restore a naturally beautiful appearance. View Dr. Bengtson’s patient before and after photo’s here.
Details & FAQ
What is revisional breast surgery?
Revisional breast surgery is performed to address the desire or recommendation to correct a previous breast surgery as the result of various causes:
- Your body may have has changed since your original surgery
- You are not happy with the cosmetic results of your original surgery
- Your doctor may recommend that your implant be replaced
- You may experience complications from your original surgery; such as capsular contracture, marked wrinkling and rippling or implant malposition
Revisional breast surgery can help you achieve the natural, proportionate look and feel you desire
Why might revisional breast surgery be recommended for me?
Over time, your appearance changes. Heredity, hormonal changes, weight gain or loss and aging can result in changes to the size, shape and overall look of your breasts. In addition, implants are not lifetime devices; your doctor may recommend it is time to replace your implants.
Who is a candidate for revisional breast surgery? Women who are not happy with the current appearance, function or feel of one’s breast following previous breast surgery choose revisional breast surgery. These factors generally define good candidates for revisional procedures:
- You can clearly define why you want the surgery
- You understand what revisional breast surgery can and cannot accomplish
- You accept the potential risks of breast surgery and your responsibilities as a patient
- You are healthy, emotionally secure and stable
- You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by breast surgery
- You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries
What should I know about revisional breast surgery?
- Revisional breast surgery is generally performed on an out-patient basis
- The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed in the breast crease or around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). The location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars will be discussed during your consultation
- Revisional breast surgery may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or more commonly under general anesthesia
- Recovery ranges from 2-3 weeks depending on the extent of your procedure; you will be up and about the day after surgery, however it may be several days before you return to a moderate daily schedule
- Results are permanent, but weight loss/gain or pregnancy can change your results and normal aging and gravity may affect your outcomes
- You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the surgery center
- Afterward, you will return to your home or, for our out-of-town guests, to one of the designated hotels conveniently located a short distance from our office
- All surgeries carry the potential for risks which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation
Research and Innovation
Dr. Brad Bengtson is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United States with the Natrelle 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” gel implant. To learn if you are a good candidate for the 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” style implant call our office. In general you need to meet these criteria:
- Be a female 18 years of age or older
- Have a condition appropriate for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision
- Have adequate tissue available to cover the implant(s)
- Be willing to sign the Informed Consent document which gives you information about your breast implants and confirms your commitment to follow study requirements and acceptance of the potential risks involved
Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research looking into the high resolution ultrasound and gel breast implants
Dr. Bengtson has many studies looking into 3D photography and simulation of your before and after results
Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as Alloderm and Strattice for Breast Augmentation Secondary Revision Surgery and may be recommended specifically to improve the likelihood of success and longevity of your breast revision