Year after year, breast augmentation continues to have one of the highest patient-satisfaction rates among all cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, however, there are instances in which individuals are not completely happy with their outcome, or their aesthetic goals have simply changed over time. For these reasons (and many others), patients might seek to revise the results of a previous breast enhancement operation to achieve and/or restore an ideal outcome.
Our New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher P. Godek, believes that no one should have to live with unsatisfactory breast augmentation results, which is why he offers breast revision surgery at the Personal Enhancement Center. By customizing a revisional treatment plan to address your unique needs and concerns, he can help you achieve the breast enhancement you originally (or currently) hoped to attain.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Revision?
Revision breast surgery can provide several benefits for women who are unhappy with the look and/or feel of their current implants. This corrective treatment can be performed to address:
- An unsatisfactory breast augmentation outcome
- Complications that occurred as a result of the initial surgery
- A desire to upgrade to a new size, shape, or style of breast implant
- A rippling appearance
- Shifted, leaking, or ruptured implants
- Unsatisfactory implant placement
Along with these improvements, breast revision surgery can help many women attain the self-confidence and esteem they had hoped to gain from their original breast augmentation procedure.
How Is Breast Revision Surgery Performed?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Godek will work with you to formulate an ideal surgical plan—including proper implant selection—based on your unique needs and goals. During the breast revision procedure, the current breast implants will typically be removed through the original incision in an effort to reduce the potential for addition scarring. The new implants will then be gently inserted and placed in the proper position for an optimal outcome. Depending on where the old implants were originally situated, this may involve the creation of a new pocket within the breasts. Once the implants are in place, small sutures are used to carefully close the incisions.
On average, breast revision surgery takes approximately one to one and a half hours to complete. After the procedure, patients are usually able to return home under the care and supervision of a loved one.
What Is Breast Revision Recovery Like?
Immediately following breast revision surgery, most individuals will experience some temporary swelling, bruising, and/or tenderness in the breasts, but these symptoms should subside over time. Any potential discomfort that may occur can generally be easily managed with medication. The majority of patients feel well enough to resume office jobs and normal daily routines after about one week, though strenuous exercise and physical activities will need to be avoided for a minimum of a few weeks.
At the Personal Enhancement Center, breast revision patients have access to our unique breast surgery concierge services. This program is designed to enhance your recovery process and can include scar treatment, massage therapy, and/or a variety of advanced skin care treatments based on your specific needs and cosmetic goals.
Contact Our Practice
For more information about breast revision surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Godek, please feel free to contact us online or call (732) 281-1988.