Correcting a Past Breast Surgery

Issues and conditions resulting from breast augmentation with implants can vary greatly, and the techniques to correct these issues depend on a multitude of factors. These factors include (but are not limited to) the patient’s age and surgical history, the severity of specific condition, and the desired outcome.

What a Breast Revision Can Do

  • Remove or replace the current implants 
  • Restore breast(s) that has been stretched out 
  • Remove scar tissue that has developed around an implant
  • Enhance self-image and confidence 
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Our Approach to Breast Revision

A revision mastopexy (breast lift revision) may be necessary to address issues with asymmetry of past breast augmentation procedures, to correct surgical scars, or to obtain overall aesthetic improvements.

In the case of implant malposition or stretch deformities—which occur when the breast tissue cannot support the weight of the implant—the resolution may be a breast implant pocket adjustment, scaffolding, tissue reinforcement, or a combination of these advanced techniques.

In numerous procedures, new implants and/or fat grafting may be necessary to correct deformities and previously botched procedures, add volume, and to improve overall aesthetic appearance.

The Importance of an Experienced Surgeon

Breast revision is arguably one of the most complex, technically challenging aesthetic surgeries. Because of this, breast revisions of all varieties must be performed by an experienced, highly skilled breast surgeon. At Beautify at AMS in Chicago, breast revision patients benefit not only from the skills and expertise of our board-certified, expert plastic surgeons, but also the artistry, innovative methods, and cosmetic expertise of our five aestheticians. Our team of plastic surgeons create a personalized road map of the procedure and use a customized, multi-faceted approach to obtain each and every patient’s desired results.

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Main Reasons to Choose Breast Revision

Capsular Contracture: Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue develops around an implant. Sometimes this scar tissue becomes thick and contracts, which results in the implant becoming hard and disfigured. 

Implant Rupture/Deflation: Although breast implants are developed to be very sturdy and durable, it is possible for them to rupture or deflate.

Implant Rippling/Wrinkling: Implant rippling and wrinkling is the most common issue with breast implants, and is visible underneath the skin. It’s important that the implant chosen suits the woman’s skin and body type to avoid this issue. 

Implant Migration: Sometimes a breast implant can shift and move around, which can results in discomfort, an unbalanced appearance, or a misshapen breast. 

Scarring: Sometimes unattractive scarring is left behind from the first breast procedure. A breast revision can correct this problem.

Unsatisfactory Results: In many cases, the previous surgeon simply did not do a good job, and the patient is unsatisfied or disappointed with the outcome. Breast revision can address this and achieve the originally desired results.

Desire for Different Implants: Although the selection process for implants should be very thorough, sometimes the wrong implants are still chosen. They may be too large, too small, uncomfortable, or unattractive. 

Aged Implants: Breast implants should be replaced every ten years. If they aren’t replaced, they can move and become warped, causing an unwanted appearance.

Symmastia: Symmastia is a condition that happens when the breast implants “join together” in the middle of the chest. This can be unattractive and uncomfortable. 

Asymmetry: If placed incorrectly, breast implants can make the breasts appear uneven or off balance. 

Breast Revision Surgery at Beautify at AMS

If you feel unhappy with a previous breast surgery, and you’re in or near Chicago, breast revision surgery at Beautify at AMS may be just what you’ve been looking for. We encourage you to contact us to set up a consultation. Beautify at AMS is a full-range medical spa and board-certified plastic surgery center offering patients a wide variety of services. We aren’t a day spa where you come in and lounge; rather, we are a results-driven practice with a focus on achieving your cosmetic goals. Surgeries take place at our state-of-the-art, spacious, beautiful, accredited surgical center and are performed by our plastic surgeons from the University of Illinois at Chicago. We treat our patients like family, and we can’t wait to meet you. 

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