Breast revision procedures allow women to correct problems with their implants and get results that are more aligned with their aesthetic goals and preferences. Dr. Vivian Ting has 20 years of experience in breast revision surgery, making her an in-demand provider for patients in Walnut Creek, CA.
Why Do Women Get Breast Revisions?
There are a number of reasons why women might seek breast revision. Often, the issue could be the result of an unskilled or inexperienced surgeon. Unqualified surgeons may recommend implants that are either too small or too large for the patient’s frame, leading to results that look unnatural or disharmonious. A breast revision can help correct this problem.
In other cases, the reason to get a breast revision has nothing to do with the surgeon and everything to do with the patient’s change of preference. For example, some women get implants and decide at a later date that they want a different size, shape, or implant material. A breast revision procedure allows them to make this change.
A breast revision may also be performed to address a problem with the implant itself, whether that means a leak, a rupture, or a capsular contracture. While these problems are not as common as they once were, they can still happen.
Your Initial Consultation
The breast revision process always begins with a one-on-one consultation. During this appointment, you can anticipate that Dr. Ting will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history and medication use. These questions help ensure that you are a qualified candidate for a safe, successful procedure. This is a good time to clarify expectations and be clear about your aesthetic goals.
What to Expect from the Surgery
Breast revision surgeries essentially involve older implants being replaced with new ones. Typically, Dr. Ting performs the procedure by reopening the previous incision sites, minimizing any post-procedure scarring.
The surgery will take place while you are under anesthesia, confirming a comfortable and pain-free process.
In some cases, patients may ask to have a breast lift performed at the same time they have a breast revision. Dr. Ting can provide further guidance during the initial consultation.
Recovery After Your Procedure
While it may take a few weeks for you to completely heal, most breast revision patients feel more or less back to normal within a week to 10 days. Make sure you have someone who can help around the house for a few days while you rest and recover.
During your recovery, some swelling and bruising can be expected. You may also experience tenderness around the breasts, though prescription pain medications will help. Also, note that you will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks following your surgery.
Dr. Ting will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions before your procedure. By following these instructions, you can ensure a smooth recovery and satisfying results.