Rammos Plastic Surgery

Breast Revision

What is breast revision surgery?

There are a number of reasons women choose to have breast implant revision surgery, from wanting a different breast size to worries about rupture or implant migration. Breast implant revision surgery replaces old breast implants with new implants, and can both enhance the breasts’ appearance and update the implant material. This procedure may include a concurrent breast lift or reduction; repositioning the implant; or changing the implant’s size, shape, or style.

Breast Lift Techniques

Depending on the technique used in your initial breast surgery, Dr. Rammos may be able to use the same incision location.

Depending on the complexity of the revision, however, he may need to make an additional incision, typically in the breast fold if you don’t have one there already. All of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Each breast implant revision surgery is customized specifically for you and your needs.

Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

Common symptoms after having a breast lift include:

  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Hypersensitivity

Recovery is going to depend on how your body responds to surgery. Revisions can be a faster healing process than your initial surgery, or your body could need more time to heal.

Returning to work will depend on what your job details are, and how extensive the revision is.

After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and you shouldn’t lift anything heavier than 10 lbs. You may begin to perform light exercise 2 weeks post-op, but should avoid any chest exercises such as push-ups.

You may begin more intense exercise at 4 weeks, and will be released to full activities at 6 weeks following surgery.

Sensitivity and soreness for a few days after your procedure is normal and to be expected.  You can also have some numbness in certain areas, but these spots will improve gradually over time.  Refrain from lifting anything over ten pounds and all rigorous activity for two weeks at least. Light exercise can be resumed after two weeks, but exercises that specifically target the chest like pushups should be avoided.  Intense exercise can usually be resumed at around a month, and full activity can be resumed at six weeks after your procedure. Most patients will see the final results of their breast lift after between two and four months. The healing process for scars can take as long as a year for them to fade as much as possible.

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