Breast Implant Revision/Replacement near Fort Lauderdale, FL
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure amongst women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which revision surgery becomes necessary to improve the outcome. Dr. David J. Levens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in all aspects of breast enhancement surgery and thus is well qualified to help such women seeking revision to achieve their ideal breast enhancement result.
What is Revision Breast Augmentation?
Revision breast augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure that corrects problems that result from a previous breast augmentation surgery. Women may simply seek revision breast augmentation because their personal cosmetic goals change.
How Much Does Revision Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of revision breast augmentation is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your revision breast augmentation, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Benefits of Revision Breast Augmentation
The most common reasons that Dr. Levens recommends revision breast augmentation are:
- Changing the size, shape or position of the breast implant.
- Giving the breasts a more natural and symmetrical shape and feel.
- Correcting a condition known as “capsular contracture” that results from scar tissue around the implants.
- Replace breast implants that are leaking or ruptured.
Good Candidates for Revision Breast Augmentation
To be considered a good candidate for revision breast augmentation, you should be in good overall health and near your ideal body weight. Other considerations for revision breast augmentation are:
- Breast enhancements that can be achieved with a breast lift and new implant style.
- The implants and breasts are asymmetrical or situated in an unnatural position on the chest.
- Being unsatisfied with the size and shape of your augmented breasts.
Breast Implant Revision Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
What Happens During Revision Breast Augmentation?
The procedure for revision breast augmentation is similar to the surgery for breast augmentation to a degree, but Dr. Levens may also need to remove scar tissue from the breast area. Whenever possible, he will place the incisions along the scars from your previous breast augmentation. Once he makes the incisions, he will carefully remove the implants and, if you have ruptured silicone implants, he will also remove any silicone that has leaked into the surrounding tissues. He then inserts the new implants through the incisions and may choose to position your new implants in a new tissue “pocket” to improve the outcome. The incisions are closed with sutures, a drainage tube may be utilized and a support bra applied.
Recovery after Revision Breast Augmentation
Recovery from your revision breast augmentation may be slightly longer than the recovery from your initial breast augmentation due to the additional tissue removal that may be required. You may have drains that help remove fluids from the area and promote proper healing. Dr. Levens will encourage you to walk on the day of your surgery, but you should avoid your normal activities for at least three to five days. Your breasts and chest area may feel tender and swollen, and you may have some discomfort. You will need to avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Dr. Levens will advise you when you can return to work.
Learn More about Revision Breast Augmentation
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of revision breast augmentation with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been providing revision breast augmentation for patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County since 1989.