Breast Revision Surgery in New Orleans, LA

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What Is Breast Revision Surgery?

Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., and in many cases, it creates beautiful outcomes. Unfortunately, sometimes a patient can feel dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts and may need breast revision surgery. Please keep in mind that not all revision treatments happen because of practitioner error. While some surgeries do end with a poor outcome, many individuals may prefer a different implant size or have a damaged implant that requires replacement or complete removal. Additionally, some women may need revision surgery for a specific condition. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Michelle Eagan offers breast revision surgery so patients can attain their desired outcome.

What are the Benefits of Breast Revision?

There are a number of reasons people choose breast revision procedures at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. Whether you need to replace implants or repair tissue damage, Dr. Eagan provides comprehensive solutions based on your needs and goals. Benefits of breast revision surgery include:

  • Change breast implant size
  • Enhance breast size and shape
  • Remove unwanted implants for a smaller appearance
  • Replace damaged or deflated implants
  • Reposition implants (if necessary)
  • Fix issues like breast asymmetry or rippling
  • Resolve issues from previous procedures
  • Remove scar tissue
  • Boost confidence and self-image

Is Breast Revision Right For You?

If you have any worries (either medical or cosmetic) about your breast implants, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Eagan to discuss your goals and to develop your unique breast revision surgery plan. Whether it is scar tissue, drooping or sagging, rippling, or uneven breasts, revision surgery can help treat the problem so you have a more appealing look and properly functioning outcome. This procedure can help if you want to change your implant type or address another aspect of your breasts.

What Are Common Reasons for Breast Revision?

Breast revision surgery changes an implant that doesn't properly function or completely removes it. We can also perform breast revision surgery to change the implant size or type, such as silicone or saline. Patients may suffer from a few common conditions that require breast revision surgery, including:

  • Asymmetry
  • Bottoming out
  • Implant size
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rippling
  • Implant rupture
  • Symmastia

If you experience any of these issues, Dr. Eagan can assess your condition and create a treatment plan that helps with the issue.

What Can I Expect After Breast Revision?

Following your surgery and a brief observation period, we will send you home to start your recovery. Recovery from a revision surgery depends on the complexity of your procedure. Revision surgery that incorporates complex reconstruction techniques will require longer recovery time. Sometimes, this could take several months. Once the bruising and swelling subside, you should begin to see your results. Dr. Eagan or someone from her team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help with healing. You will need to schedule follow-up visits so Dr. Eagan can assess your healing and results.

Breast Revision FAQ

How much does breast revision surgery cost?
The cost of breast revision surgery can vary greatly based on what needs to be done. In your consultation, we will listen carefully to your concerns and goals before performing a physical examination of your current implants. Then, Dr. Eagan will explain your options before developing your surgical plan. The total cost of breast revision surgery will depend on the extent of the procedure, as well as your new implants. It is better to concentrate on getting great results by selecting an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Michelle Eagan, rather than the cheapest surgeon.

What if PrimaryPractitioner.ShortName- wasn't my original surgeon?
Dr. Eagan can perform your breast revision surgery even if she wasn't your original surgeon. Breast revision surgery is sometimes more difficult compared to augmentation surgery especially if you want dramatic changes or have problems, which is why it's best to find a plastic surgeon who has years of experience and advanced training in breast surgery. Dr. Eagan also encourages her patients to return to New Orleans Plastic Surgery for breast revision surgery after their augmentation surgery if they notice a problem or want new implants.

What about loose skin?
When you are getting your implants exchanged or removed, you may want to have excess skin removed as well. After hearing your goals and evaluating your current implants, Dr. Eagan can discuss the need for a breast lift to remove loose skin. If you lose a significant amount of weight, get pregnant, or breastfeed after augmentation surgery, a breast revision combined with a lift gives you better results.

Will there be new scars?
Whenever possible, Dr. Eagan will make incisions for revision surgery in the same place as your original augmentation incisions. However, if this isn't possible, she will place the revision incisions where they will be less visible. Revision surgery typically uses a transaxillary incision (in the armpit), a periareolar incision (on the lower edge of the areola), an inframammary incision (under the fold of the breast), or TUBA incision (transumbilical, through the belly button). Dr. Eagan or a member of her team will explain scar care instruction so your new incisions heal smoothly and blend with your skin.

Do I have to change my implants?
Although implants are long lasting, they will need to be replaced eventually. After breast augmentation surgery, it's important to have your implants examined at least once a year so Dr. Eagan can help you determine when your implants should be exchanged. With so many advances in the medical field, you may want to consider the newest implant shapes and types to get a better outcome during breast revision surgery.

Is breast revision painful?
In most cases, our patients find breast revision to be much more comfortable than their original breast surgery. Pain levels and recovery times tend to be much lower, allowing our patients to return to their daily lives as soon as possible.

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Breast revision surgery is tailored for your specific needs by Dr. Eagan. If you feel unhappy with your previous breast augmentation results or you prefer a different type of implant, we welcome you to schedule an appointment at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana. We will help you consider several factors, perform an assessment, create your revision treatment plan, and discuss realistic expectations. Dr. Eagan looks forward to helping you look and feel your best.

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