The overwhelming majority of women who undergo breast augmentation surgery do extremely well after surgery and enjoy the benefits of the surgery for many years. However, there are some circumstances where women who have undergone breast augmentation require additional corrective surgery. At the Morea Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, patients seek the expertise of Dr. Christopher Morea for corrective breast surgery or revisional breast surgery when they are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts following a cosmetic procedure.
Corrective breast surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina can address a number of problems with saline, silicone (cohesive) gel breast implants. Breast augmentation revision surgery is available to patients who wish to increase or decrease their breast implant size or change some other implant characteristic, such as the:
In addition, patients who have experienced breast augmentation complications or poor cosmetic outcomes may also seek corrective breast augmentation surgery. Some common complications that can be addressed with surgical revision include:
Prior to corrective breast augmentation surgery, Dr.Morea will talk with you about your cosmetic goals and evaluate your surgical results. If you determine that a revision procedure will correct the problems you are experiencing or bring you closer to your desired cosmetic results, Dr. Morea will give you an individualized plan for your revision surgery.
Corrective or revisional breast surgery is performed in our Raleigh, North Carolina AAAASF accredited operating suite using either twilight anesthesia or general anesthesia. The length of the procedure may vary from one to three hours depending on the exact procedures that need to be performed.
Recovery following corrective breast surgery is usually the same as the initial breast augmentation procedure. Most patients will return to work and resume normal activity within one to two weeks. However, strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting (over 10-15 pounds) should be avoided for four weeks.
During your consultation for revisional or corrective breast surgery, you will meet personally with Dr. Morea. He will give you the opportunity to view before and after photos of previous patients. He will discuss the problems you are having as a result of your previous surgery and ask you many questions about the size, shape and individual look you desire. Dr. Morea will take the time to answer all of your questions and formulate an individual treatment plan to help you achieve the best cosmetic breast surgery results.
Dr. Morea: I would recommend waiting four to six months before considering a breast augmentation revision. The reason for this is because it can take four to six months for breast implants to fully settle and for all swelling to be resolved.
Dr. Morea: This a very common procedure and yes, you can absolutely change to silicone implants.
Dr. Morea: The cost will depend upon the amount of work that is required to give you the results you desire. During your consultation, I will give you an exact quote for the breast revision procedure and there are no hidden fees.
Dr. Morea: Capsular contracture can occur for many reasons. It may be difficult to determine the exact etiology in any particular case. There is nothing that can be done to prevent it but things can be done to lessen the risk.
Dr. Morea: Most of the time this can be corrected. Choosing an implant that fits your chest dimensionally well will often correct this problem.
Dr. Morea: Rippling is most often related to the amount of natural breast tissue covering an implant. For women with very little breast tissue, submuscular placement and use of silicone implants gives you the best chance of having as little rippling as possible. Rippling is a risk of breast augmentation surgery.
Yes, breast implants can be moved to over the muscle. There are pros and cons to implant position placement. Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon with many years of experience performing breast augmentation can be key in determining which position placement is best for you.