There are many reasons why patients desire Dr. Chang's DC breast implant revision procedure, and they each require a unique approach depending on the goals of the patient. Revising breast implants may become
necessary due to aging implants, changing implants from one size or type to another, or performing other breast enhancement procedures.
What is a Breast Revision?
Breast revision is a surgery performed to remove unwanted implants from the breasts. The breast implants may have malfunctioned in some way, or they may not provide the desired appearance for the breasts any longer, as aesthetic tastes change.
During breast revision surgery, there is a range of options women can choose from to achieve their desired aesthetic. The original implants may be replaced with new ones that have the same or different size, shape, or type. Women who no longer want implants but would like breast augmentation may choose to have a fat transfer to achieve natural volume. In other cases, women may prefer to have a breast lift to attractively shape and raise the breasts.
What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Revision?
Breast implant revision has many benefits and can help patients to feel happier with their implants or the look of their breasts. The procedure is an opportunity for patients to:
- Change the size of their breast implants if they want to go bigger or smaller
- Change the position of breast implants with a lift
- Combine a breast lift with the placement of new implants
- Correct capsular contracture
- Change the style of implant such as from a saline implant to silicone or vice versa
- Treat any rupture or potential rupture
- Correct any implant migration issues
- Correct unsightly outcomes from a primary surgery
- Correct asymmetry
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Implant Revision?
Candidates for Dr. Chang's breast implant revision in DC are patients who are either in need of an implant revision, or healthy individuals who would like to upgrade their implants or correct a flaw from a primary surgery.
Some women with textured implants are choosing to revise the surgery, as the FDA has warned that textured implants have a slightly higher risk of leading to BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated large-cell lymphoma). Some women have decided to return to a natural breast size by having implants removed and natural breast tissue reshaped and restored.
Why would I need Breast Implant Revision?
If you are no longer happy with your breast size or shape, or you are experiencing difficulties with your current implants, then you are likely a candidate for breast implant revision. You may also be experiencing:
- Natural changes to their breast tissue and shape with age that requires revision
- Implant migration that needs to be corrected
- Ruptured implants
- Capsular contracture
- Older implants that need to be replaced
Dr. Christopher Chang is available for consultations on breast implant revision in Washington DC area. If you have seen another surgeon for your original breast implants and are unhappy with the results or if you have had your breast implants for some time, and are now seeking revision due to changes in your body or your vision of beauty has changed, then Dr. Chang is there to help.
The procedure will be tailored to each individual, as each person’s reason for revision will be different. The procedure will start with anesthesia, and the removal of the current implants. From there:
- The implant pocket can be adjusted
- Implants can be changed (either type or size)
- Capsular contracture will be resolved
- A breast lift can be performed to treat breasts that now appear lower on the chest wall
After your breast augmentation revision surgery, you will be required to wear a compression garment or supportive bra to help the area to heal after surgery. Plan to have someone take you home and stay with you for the first few days, as you will need to rest.
What Should I Expect During the Recovery Period?
The recovery period should be similar to the recovery period of the original procedure if the breast implant revision only involved the removal of or changing of the implants. If a breast lift was performed, then the recovery period is approximately six weeks. Plan on having multiple post-operative appointments throughout your recovery so that Dr. Chang can monitor your healing and ensure that everything is proceeding as it should. You may feel tender, bruised, or swollen in the treatment area for the first few weeks after the revision. You will also be given thorough aftercare instructions to follow during this time so that the surgical site stays clean and your recovery is smooth.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Christopher Chang for a Breast Implant Revision Procedure?
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Chang has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to breast implant revision. Widely recognized as being among the finest breast surgeons in the DC area, he has many women come to him for help after having breast augmentation elsewhere who required revision surgery. He and his team are compassionate and understanding and will strive to ensure your satisfaction and wellness with breast implant revision.
Will there be any Scarring?
There will be some scarring after the procedure, although Dr. Chang will place incisions in the original incision sites. If you would like a breast lift, then new scars may form depending on the extent of the procedure, but these should fade over time.
How do I know if I require breast implant revision?
You should always have regular checkups with Dr. Chang regarding your breast implants if you have them. These checkups allow Dr. Chang to make sure that your breast implants are healthy, intact, and that no problems are developing.
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