Breast surgeries are complex procedures designed to enhance or reshape the breasts. Particularly in cases of augmentations performed by inexperienced or under-qualified surgeons, breast augmentation operations may not always achieve the desired results. In some cases, complications occur or develop over time that may affect your health, comfort or appearance. Breast implant removal or revision is a surgical procedure designed to correct concerns or issues that have emerged as a result of breast surgery. This treatment may also performed to maintain prior results that have been successful: Breast implants, while long lasting, are not designed to last forever. Highly experienced surgeon Dr. Rafael Antún has helped many patients in Miami and beyond restore balance and beauty to their breasts, or extend the longevity of an augmentation result they loved. Drawing on advanced technical ability and expertise, Dr. Antún personalizes each treatment to produce beautiful aesthetic results that are tailored to the unique figure of each patient.
WHAT IS BREAST REVISION SURGERY OR BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL SURGERY?
Breast revision is a highly customizable surgical procedure. This treatment may involve eliminating or correcting issues caused by previous breast surgery or revising successful results to maintain the desired contour. For women who have undergone an augmentation, revision surgery generally involves removing, repositioning or replacing implants that no longer match the breast contour due to changes in shape or volume. Alternatively, breast revision surgery may involve correcting asymmetry or re-contouring previously enhanced breasts to achieve your aesthetic goals. This treatment is often more complex than the initial breast operation, so it is crucial to choose a surgeon who has surgical training and extensive experience performing this procedure.
COMMON REASONS FOR BREAST REVISION SURGERY
There are various reasons women seek breast revision surgery. While some are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts, others encounter issues or complications as a result of previous operations. In some cases, patients seek surgery to re-contour the breasts in line with weight fluctuations, lifestyle changes or other factors. In more severe cases, women experience dangerous symptoms or health concerns that necessitate implant removal surgery. Common reasons for breast revision surgery include:
Breast implant illness – when the body responds negatively to implants, resulting in serious health issues.
Capsular contracture – when scar tissue surrounding the implant hardens, causing discomfort and occasionally a distorted appearance.
Bottoming out – when the breast implant descends below the breast crease, causing a loss of volume in the upper portion.
Malposition of anatomical implants – when implants shift inside the breast pocket, causing a distorted appearance.
Positioning issues – when the implants are too close together or too far apart, creating an unnatural or misshapen contour.
Ruptured implants – which may result in substance leakage (saline or silicone).
Implant rippling – when the edges of the implant are visible through the breast tissue, causing a rippling effect.
Size change – to adjust the breasts according to weight fluctuations, lifestyle changes or different aesthetic goals.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Revision surgery often poses some unique challenges, so it is essential to consult a qualified and experienced surgeon when considering this treatment. Having performed various types of breast revision surgeries, Dr. Antún takes a highly personalized approach to this procedure. During your consultation, he will take the time to understand your reasons for treatment and your aesthetic goals. He will also examine your current condition to create a surgical plan based on any issues you are seeking to correct, and the look you aim to achieve.
Breast revision surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation. The procedure will most likely resemble your initial breast operation but will involve more complex techniques to locate and confirm the issue and address it accordingly. The process may involve removing, replacing or shifting implants, and re-suturing incisions to support the new contour. If the implants need to be removed, patients may then require a breast lift or similar procedure to return the remaining breast tissue to a more youthful position on the chest. Before your procedure, Dr. Antún will discuss the details of your treatment to ensure you are fully aware of all the surgical steps and techniques involved. The result of your revision surgery will be a correction of any issues and a significant improvement of your breast contour.
The recovery process will vary for each patient, depending on the extent of surgery required. The downtime may be slightly longer than was needed after your initial breast augmentation operation, due to the complicated steps and techniques involved. Patients often experience bruising, swelling and discomfort, which can be easily managed with medication. At HD Esthetique, Dr. Antún also provides an exceptional aftercare program. He will ensure that you are fully aware of all post-operative requirements, and his caring and experienced team will give you instructions to minimize side effects. While patients should expect to take at least one week to recover, most are able to resume regular activity after two weeks, avoiding strenuous exercise for up to six weeks post-procedure. Dr. Antún and his team of estheticians will also schedule follow-up appointments to assess how your body is healing and give you any further instructions.
CANDIDATES FOR BREAST REVISION
Breast revision surgery is highly suitable for women seeking to correct or modify the results of a previous breast operation. Whether complications have developed, or you are dissatisfied with the outcome, a breast revision will help you achieve your ideal breast shape. If you have experienced problems such as ruptured implants or position issues, you may be a candidate for breast revision surgery. If you are concerned about misshapen breasts and would like to revisit the surgical area, this procedure may be a suitable option for you. In your consultation, Dr. Antún will assess your condition and general health to determine whether a revision is the most appropriate treatment available.
WHY CHOOSE DR. ANTUN AT HD ESTHETIQUE
Dr. Antún is one of Miami’s premier cosmetic surgeons. With many years of experience as a surgeon, he has helped many women resolve their concerns and feel more satisfied and comfortable with their breasts. At HD Esthetique, Dr. Antún uses excellent facilities and the highest quality materials to ensure you are treated with the utmost professional care and service. He is passionate about helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and creating results that complement your unique figure. At HD Esthetique, our team of estheticians is committed to providing you with an exceptional level of care and support from aftercare to consultation. By tailoring each treatment, Dr. Antún strives to restore health to your body and confidence in your beauty.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Breast surgeries are highly personal and complex procedures. While some women see issues arising after breast surgery, others wish to maintain their rejuvenated look by undergoing a revision. If an implant has ruptured or you have experienced capsular contracture, it is crucial to consult a qualified and experienced surgeon as soon as possible, as they can work with you to create a personalized surgical plan and correct the issue. Alternatively, if you wish to restore the results of a previous operation or correct a dissatisfying outcome, a revision may also be a suitable option. If you would like to know more about this treatment or find out your suitability, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antún at our South Miami or Coral Gables office by calling us at 305-668-2853.