Implant Revision Can Correct the Results of Previous Surgery
Breast augmentation is an exciting, life-changing surgery for many women. But when the results of your surgery do not meet your expectations, you can feel disappointed or devastated. Breast implant revision surgery is designed with your individual concerns and goals in mind. Dr. Sutton Graham is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing breast surgery procedures for over 20 years. He can carefully listen to your concerns and recommend which steps you should take to achieve more satisfactory results. During your consultation at Aesthetic Center Greenville in Greenville, SC, we can show you a preview of your expected results using our in-office 3-D imaging system.
Reasons Why You May Need Revision
You should consider a breast implant revision if you:
- Are not happy with the size of your current breast implants
- Are noticing signs of capsular contracture (hardening), a condition which can affect the look and feel of your implants
- Notice that the implants have moved since surgery
- Want to change from silicone to saline implants
- Want to upgrade to the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant
- Are concerned that your implants may rupture
- Have pain or complications following your previous breast surgery
- Feel wrinkling of the implant
- Would like to remove implants altogether
You may also need revision surgery if you are experiencing issues with your old silicone implants, such as hidden leakages or silicone granulomas. Dr. Graham tailors each surgery to address your specific concerns and help you feel more satisfied with your result.
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Preview Your Results at Your Consultation
During your initial consultation, Dr. Graham will review your medical history, overall health, and lifestyle to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. After discussing your surgical goals with you, he can use our in-office VECTRA® 3-D imaging system to show you a preview of your results. By seeing 3-D images of your potential results, you can feel more confident entering your surgery.
What Happens During a Breast Implant Revision?
During a breast implant revision, Dr. Graham will replace your current implants with new ones. Depending on your unique concerns, he may also:
- Perform a breast lift or breast reduction
- Reposition your implants on the chest
- Increase or decrease the size of your implants
- Select a shape or style of implant, such as the IDEAL IMPLANT, that more closely aligns with your goals
Most surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be fully asleep during your procedure. Once you have reached the desired level of sedation, Dr. Graham will create incisions on your breasts. The size and location of your incisions will depend on the procedures he is performing during surgery.
Dr. Graham can design a revision surgery that improves the shape, feel, and position of your implants.
Once Dr. Graham has made the necessary modifications to your implants and breasts, he will close your incisions with sutures. Most surgeries can be completed in one to three hours, but the actual length will depend on your unique concerns and goals.
Recovery and Results
Dr. Graham and his staff will provide post-operative care instructions to follow after your surgery. These instructions will include:
- How to care for your incisions after surgery
- Which garments to wear
- What medications to take
Most patients experience swelling for a few weeks after the procedure. Swelling usually subsides within six weeks and your results will become more visible at that time. Keep in mind that it can take up to 12 months for some women to experience the final, full results of their procedure.
Make a Change Today
If you are unhappy with the results of a previous breast augmentation, Dr. Graham can design a revision surgery that improves the shape, feel, and position of your implants. Our office is equipped with unique technology such as the VECTRA 3-D imaging system and advanced implant choices, including the IDEAL IMPLANT, to help meet your desired results. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Graham today. For more information, call us at (864) 676-1707 or message us online.