What Is A Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and, in the majority of cases, produces terrific outcomes. However, some patients may and up unhappy with the results of augmentation and may need breast revision treatment. For this reason, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin provides breast revision surgery to help patients achieve their desired outcome. Keep in mind that not all breast revisions are due to doctor error. While a few surgeries do end with a poor outcome, there are patients who want a different size implant, while others may have a defect and prefer to have the breast implant revised or taken out altogether. Furthermore, some women require revision treatment for a particular condition. We invite you to schedule your consultation at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA.
"Dr. Corbin performed my breast augmentation 20 years ago and the result was better than I expected. My breasts looked beautiful and did not look overdone nor fake. I had to tell my now husband that that I had implants, otherwise he would not have suspected. I had no visible scarring.Twenty years later - pregnancies, breast feeding and weight gain/loss, I decided I needed a lift. I just recently had my lift performed by Dr. Corbin. He is professional, honest and more than anything, trustworthy. These are the reasons I went back to him. He also goes the extra mile in after care to ensure his patients are healing healthily and beautifully. I absolutely love my result. My breasts once again look like they did in my 20s (even better) and I am approaching 50. His staff/front office professionals, Alice and Dee, are always so welcoming and caring. They seem to be truly invested in all of the patients that come in and out of their door. I always felt very comfortable with them.If I consider any other cosmetic procedures in the future, I will undoubtedly go back to Dr. Corbin. I highly recommend him."- Y.M. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2021
"Dr Corbin has changed my life. He is by far the best surgeon ever. I do not know who writes such stuff about a doctor who has truly helped me with my reconstruction. The vibe in his office is so positive and up beat. I would tell everyone I know if you are in need of a fabulous surgeon, call DR CORBIN. Not only is he great so is his staff. Highly Recommended."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 11, 2021
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 06, 2021
"I’m about two months post op from my Breast Reduction and Lift and I feel and look amazing!! Dr. Corbin was referred to me by my good friend but I also went for a few other consultations to see my options. After a few consults and further loooking My friend and I decided to both get procedures done by Dr Corbin and I am very glad We did. The staff and nurse’s were amazing and so nice, I would definitely recommend anyone to come here. Thank you Dr. Corbin and Staff truly amazing!"- J.R. / Yelp / Jan 06, 2021
"Dr Corbin is a master at what he does. I highly recommend him, he is the BEST!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 20, 2020
Is Breast Revision Surgery for Me?
If you have any trouble (whether cosmetic or medical) after breast augmentation surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Corbin to go over your wants and needs so that he can create your unique breast revision surgery plan. Whether it's scar tissue, drooping or sagging, ripples under the skin, or uneven breasts, revision surgery can help to address the irregularity and to provide a more appealing and healthy outcome. This procedure may also work well if you want to change implant style, size, or address another aspect of your breasts.
Common Reasons for Revision
This cosmetic surgery either removes an implant that is defective, not functioning, or is no longer wanted. Breast revision surgery may also be performed to change implant size or switch from saline to silicone (or vice versa). There are a few other common cases which may require revision treatment.
Asymmetry occurs when the implant sizes look disproportionate. This may be due to an implant being the wrong size, ptosis on one side, or a different condition that may cause asymmetry. A proper diagnosis would need to be made to determine what has led to the asymmetry. Then, surgery could be implemented to correct the problem, and new implants could be placed to achieve a proportionate appearance.
This is a problem that may happen when one or both breasts drop too low or "bottom out." In many cases, this is a positioning and placement error from the original operation. To modify this, a different placement positioning approach may be considered. In some cases, tissue grafting may be needed in addition to a surgically formed pocket to fit the new implant. For many patients, switching to a silicone implant can solve this problem.
Sometimes, revision surgery is as simple as getting a smaller or larger breast implant. During the first surgery, you may have opted to go too conservative or gone a bit too large. A new implant size can be switched with the original to reach the desired appearance.
This occurs when the smooth tissue around the breast implant forms into scar tissue and becomes thick and hard. While breast implants do create some internal scarring, most patients will never see or feel it. In some situations, the hardening tissue could change the implant placement, which could in turn change the breast shape and implant functionality and create an undesirable outcome. In cases like this, scar removal surgery is needed to remove scarring.
Rippling occurs when there are visible wrinkles and ripples under the skin. This condition typically forms just along the edging of the implant. Rippling is more common for women who are relatively thin. Oftentimes, this condition can be fixed by simply switching to a silicone implant.
While this is a rare occurrence, breast implant rupture can occur. When a saline breast implant ruptures, the implant will deflate almost immediately. Because of this, visible deflation will occur. On the other hand, when a silicone implant ruptures, it can only be caught via an MRI. Whether silicone or saline, if a rupture occurs, a revision procedure will be necessary.
Symmastia is a condition that occurs when breast implants are positioned too close together and grow into one pocket. Most often, this happens because the breast implant selected was the incorrect width, shape, or size. Breast revision surgery can repair this problem by using an implant that fits your frame and looks balanced.
What to Expect after Breast Revision
After your surgery and a brief observation period, we'll send you home to begin your recovery. The recovery period varies depending on the complexity of your surgery. Any type of revision that warrants grafting or complex reconstruction will require a longer recovery, which could last up to several months. You should slowly start to see your surgical results as the swelling dissipates. Dr. Corbin or someone on his team will go over what you should expect during your recovery, as well as recommendations to help you heal faster. You should attend follow-up visits as directed so that Dr. Corbin can monitor your healing and results.
Change Your Mind
Breast revision surgery is a custom treatment tailored to your individual needs. If you are not happy with your breast implants or want a different outcome, we invite you to contact our Brea or Beverly Hills, CA office to schedule your appointment. There are many factors to consider, so Dr. Corbin will give you a full physical exam, present your revision options, and help set realistic expectations.