Breast Revision Surgery Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | Santa Barbara
Breast Revision Overview
Breast augmentation, breast reductions, and breast lifts are all common procedures that have been performed for decades. As new technology and techniques are developed, the quality of the results from these procedures continues to steadily improve. Many patients that have had a previous breast procedure may find that the quality of their previous procedure however is unsatisfactory. Over time, everything changes including the resiliency of your breast implants. If your implants have ruptured, lost their shape, changed placement, or feel less natural than you want them to feel, any unfavorable result or adverse changes may be beneficially treated through revision surgery.
Most women can tell a subtle change in their body or shape while others notice nothing at all. There are tests, such as an MRI, mammogram, or an ultrasound that can help to determine if there is a problem with your breast implants. Ultimately, the best determination is made by an experienced plastic surgeon and Dr. Moelleken has seen most, if not all, of the complications associated with breast implants. He will be able to advise you about the problems you are having before diagnosing the solutions needed to repair them. Dr. Moelleken has spent years analyzing and correcting patients with failed breast reconstructions, bad breast augmentations, capsular contractures, and uneven breast lifts.
The components of breast revision surgery vary with each patient and sometimes the issues that need to be addressed can be minor or major. As the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, breast implant surgery does not always turn out how the patient desires. If you are not satisfied with the results of your previous breast enhancement procedure, you should consider revision surgery with Dr. Brent Moelleken. He is known for his “natural look” breast augmentation and he is glad to bring his same expertise to the area of revision surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Moelleken will go over in detail your concerns about your original implants and how those concerns can be resolved. Many factors such as scaring and availability of tissue must be taken into consideration and it is important that you discuss all of your expectations with Dr. Moelleken.
Breast augmentation revision surgery is more complex than your original augmentation procedure and at Neo Surgery Center; we provide the latest, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures in a safe and professional environment. Patients who come to us expect and receive excellent care because we truly care about helping you achieve the results you desire. Using his skill as an artist and surgeon, Dr. Moelleken applies the same meticulous techniques to revision surgery as he applies to the many primary operations he performs. Besides expertise training and numerous qualifications, Dr. Molleken holds the two credentials most coveted by plastic surgeons practicing in the United States; certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery. If you think breast revision surgery is right for you, call today and let Dr. Moelleken review all aspects of the procedure with you so that you can make an informed decision. Revision surgery will help your achieve the natural, proportionate look you desire so trust his expertise to restore your naturally beautiful appearance.
Breast Revision Facts
Breast revision surgery, technically known as “revision mammaplasty,” is a procedure designed to improve upon the results of a previous breast augmentation. Because plastic surgery cannot promise perfection, sometimes the outcome that a patient receives may need a follow-up procedure. Though rare, breast augmentation can result in problems that require a revision or re-surgery of the implants. Over time, breast augmentation may pose some conditions where you may decide that you need to undergo a secondary breast revision procedure. Dr. Molleken offers breast revision surgery to “revise” or correct what you do not like about your previously augmented breasts.
Occasionally, women receive breast augmentations they are unhappy with. Some women were once happy with their results, but they changed their mind and want to exchange their breast implants for a smaller or larger size. The effects of pregnancy or drastic weight gain and/or weight loss are among the most common reasons why women become dissatisfied with the results of prior breast enhancement procedures. In these instances, a new implant or a breast lift may be recommended. Breast revision surgery can also be a solution for women who want a breast implant exchange, from saline to silicone or vice versa, or to remove their implants altogether. While complications with breast implants are uncommon if adequate post surgical care is received, breast revision surgery can be the solution for certain breast implant complications. Because every patient’s reasons for wanting breast revision surgery are different and every surgery is different as well, Dr. Moelleken will work with you to design a comprehensive plan customized for your individual situation.
Breast implant removal involves surgically re-opening your breast (typically via the same breast augmentation incisions as the original procedure to eliminate any excess scarring) and removing the breast implant and any surrounding scar tissue that has formed around the implant shell. For those women who elect not to have their old implants replaced, breast lift surgery or mastopexy may be performed in conjunction with implant removal to return your breast to a higher, more aesthetically appealing location. Other women seek a revisionary procedure after a mastectomy in the treatment of breast cancer; this type of procedure is referred to as breast reconstruction. While complications with breast implants are uncommon if adequate post surgical care is received, breast revision surgery can be the solution for certain breast implant complications. Because every patient’s reasons for wanting breast revision surgery are different and every surgery is different as well, Dr. Moelleken will work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan customized for your individual situation.