Breast Revision in Lexington, KY
Are you looking to improve on your previous results through breast revision surgery? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden can help the women of Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky attain their goals via a breast revision.
What is Breast Revision?
Individuals who have had breast surgery sometimes need additional surgical procedures over time. A woman may have become pregnant or had weight fluctuations, or normal body changes may have occurred due to aging or gravity. Occasionally there are problems with implants, such as loss of volume or malpositioning, or scar tissue surrounding an implant has tightened (capsular contracture) and needs repair. Revision surgery can also be elective, to change the size of an implant or to tighten scar tissue. The nature of breast revision will depend on the individual situation.
Benefits of Breast Revision
There are many benefits to breast revision surgery, and when expectations are realistic and have been thoroughly clarified during the initial consultation, there is a high degree of satisfaction. Benefits include:
- Regaining a youthful breast shape.
- Increasing or decreasing your breast size.
- Improving breast symmetry.
Your Breast Revision Surgery
Reasonable expectations regarding the outcome are necessary, as there might be situations that cannot be corrected. Breast implants can cause permanent changes to skin, muscles, glands or body fat, and scars can never be erased. Revisionary surgery might be complex and it carries a higher degree of risk, so we must conduct a thorough pre-surgery consultation. In order for Dr. Dowden to properly assess possibilities and understand patient expectations, the patient should try to obtain all previous surgical records, notes, and implant details. Candidates for surgery will need to share past medical history, including medical conditions and family history.
Breast revision surgery takes several hours and is performed on an outpatient basis, with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
Breast revision may include a breast lift to tighten tissue and relocate the nipple. It is relatively straightforward to change to larger or smaller implants, or it may involve releasing more tissue to accommodate the new implant size. Decisions regarding implant size changes need to take into consideration:
- Breast dimensions.
- Characteristics of the tissue.
- Past experience.
Breast Revision Recovery
Recovery is generally quick, and patients can often resume normal activities within a week or so.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision?
If you are considering pregnancy or weight change, please discuss this with Dr. Dowden. Postponement of surgery might be a recommendation as pregnancy can change breast size in unpredictable ways that may impact the long-term success of the revision surgery. Make sure that you’re in good physical health, and avoid nicotine before and after surgery to minimize complications.
How Much Does a Breast Revision Cost in Lexington?
Breast revision prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about breast revision, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.