What is Revision Breast Surgery?
Revision Breast Surgery in Toronto is a catch-all term that is used to describe a procedure performed on a breast that has previously had surgery. There are a number of reasons that someone may choose to undergo breast revision surgery but they generally fall into two categories:
- To correct an unsatisfactory result from previous breast surgery, or
- To correct changes that have occurred since a procedure that you were initially happy with. These changes may include problems such as sagging, rippling, capsular contracture, and breast implant rupture.
Breast Revision Surgery can often be complex, which is why many cosmetic surgeons will not perform it. It is also why it is important to choose a surgeon with experience and a history of great outcomes, like Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mathew Plant.
What are the reasons someone may want Revision Breast Surgery?
There are many reasons that a patient may choose to undergo revision breast surgery. In many cases, a patient may have multiple issues needing correction simultaneously, which is why breast revision surgery can often be so complex. Some of the more common reasons that a patient may choose to undergo breast revision surgery are:
This is a condition where the scar tissue that naturally forms around a breast implant (the capsule) thickens and tightens, compressing the implant and changing the appearance of the breast and on occasion causing pain. Read more about capsular contracture HERE
Breast Implant Rupture
Although breast implants are made to last a long time, they are not lifetime devices and eventually, the shell will lose its integrity. There is no specific lifespan for breast implants, but on average they can be expected to last between 10-15 years before needing replacement or removal.
Time, gravity, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can cause breasts that were once perky to droop or sag. Even with patients who have previously had a breast lift. Revision breast lift surgery can be riskier than a lift performed on a patient who has never had breast surgery, so it is important to choose a surgeon with experience in revision surgery to ensure you are in the best hands.
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There are many reasons that a woman may want to increase or decrease the size of her breast implants. In some cases, this is the only reason for Revision Breast Augmentation, in other cases, a size change is performed because the opportunity presents itself when having revision breast augmentation surgery for another reason.
For many reasons, scars may end up thicker, wider, or darker than expected. In most cases, Dr. Plant can perform a scar revision to improve them. This involves removing the old scars and re-suturing the incision in layers to minimize tension while they heal. While scars can often be improved, it is important to know that they cannot be eliminated entirely.
Breast Implant Malposition
Whether it is the result of a problem with a previous procedure or something that developed over time, some patients find that one or both of their breast implants may sit too high (superior malposition), too low (bottoming out), too far towards the sides or too close together – in some cases they can even merge into one pocket (symmastia).
Correction of Asymmetry
Many of Dr. Plant’s Breast Implant Revision patients present because they feel that their breasts do not look symmetrical. Whether it was an issue that they noticed immediately after their previous procedure or whether it is something that developed over time, Dr. Plant often finds himself correcting differences in the size and/or location of the breast implants and areolas. This is usually on the more complex end of the breast implant revision spectrum and may involve a combination of breast lift, breast reduction, breast implant repositioning, replacement or removal, and scar revision.
Am I the Right Candidate for Revision Breast Surgery?
If you are a healthy woman who is not satisfied with the shape or size of your breasts and have previously had breast surgery then you may be a candidate for revision breast surgery in Toronto. If you have a capsular contracture, a ruptured breast implant, or any concern with previously augmented breasts then contact us today to book a consultation with Dr. Plant to see what he can offer to help you.
How Much Does a Revision Breast Surgery Cost?
The cost of a revision breast surgery in Toronto varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information.
Scheduling a Breast Implant Revision Consultation
Dr. Plant is a Royal College Certified Plastic Surgeon who is widely known for actively listening to what his patients are looking for and delivering those results through his meticulous surgical technique. He is an expert in both primary breast augmentation and revision breast augmentation in Toronto and is one of only a handful of surgeons willing and able to correct problems from Breast Augmentation surgeries performed elsewhere. Dr. Plant’s practice is located 20 km from Markham, 40 km from Mississauga, and 198 km from London. Contact us today to schedule your breast augmentation revision consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Plant.