Breast Revision Surgery by Colen MD
As with any operation, Breast Surgery Procedures have a small chance of ending with unexpected or unsatisfactory results. When this occurs a Revision Breast Surgery may be performed by our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, to correct the problems caused by the initial breast surgery.
With Breast Implants, a patient may suffer from capsular contracture or mal-positioned implants which can cause discomfort, pain, and an unsightly appearance. Patients with a breast reduction may decide after the procedure that they did not receive the amount of reduction that they needed or desired. In these cases, Revision Breast Surgery is a viable option.
Hardened or Mal-positioned Breasts following Breast Augmentation
Hardening of the breasts after breast augmentation is called Capsular Contracture. This can occur approximately 5-10 % of the time following a breast augmentation procedure.
While the hardening is often very mild, at times it can be painful and cause the breast to have an unfavorable appearance.
Fortunately for those who suffer from discomfort, there is a new surgical method which may be performed to correct Capsular Contracture. A material called Acellular Dermal Matrix can be placed around the implant during the corrective surgical procedure to eliminate its recurrence.
Implants can move over time resulting in an implant that is too low, too close to the middle, too high or too lateral. These implants can be successfully repositioned and then supported by Acellular Dermal Matrix material to assure they will stay in the new proper position.
In the past, previous attempts at the surgical correction for both hardening and mal-positioned breasts without the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix would typically fail.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Revision Procedure?
Sometimes the correction you are hoping for can be achieved with a relatively simple surgical procedure. Limited liposuction of the breast with or without minor surgical excision through previous scars can also often achieve the desired results.
When major changes are required it is important to know what type of technique was utilized at the first operation to avoid postoperative complications such as healing problems and nipple loss.
A breast revision surgery may not be the best option for everyone. A consultation with one of our plastic surgeons is recommended to assess your goals and concerns.
Breast Revision with Colen MD Plastic Surgeons
We encourage you to meet with our plastic surgeons to discover if this procedure will help you to obtain the look you are hoping for.
Click here to contact Colen MD Plastic Surgery and set up a consultation to meet our surgeons Dr. Helen Colen and Dr. Stephen Colen at our Park Avenue Suite in Manhattan or to setup a consultation with Dr. Kari Colen in our Bergen County New Jersey office located in Hackensack, NJ.