Published April 30, 2014

What women should know about breast surgery revisions

Are you wondering about breast surgery revision? If you are interested in undergoing breast augmentation then it is probably the farthest thing on your mind. Never the less, it is important to learn and assess the risks that come with a breast augmentation procedure before committing to it. Doing so will significantly improve one’s chances of never having to need breast revision surgery in the future which can be a traumatic and costly experience.

Mitigating the need for breast revision surgery

If there’s one thing that you can do which would greatly mitigate your chances of ever having to deal with breast surgery revision costs, it is choosing the right cosmetic surgeon. Opt for a cosmetic surgeon that is qualified and highly experienced in the practice of breast augmentation. Most women who end up having to undergo breast revision surgery in Sydney do so as a result of opting for the least expensive option which certainly isn’t wise.

When it comes to breast augmentation, it’s a common mistake among women to immediately seek out the cheapest ones even going as far as travelling abroad just to save cost which can turn out to be a complete disaster. Keep in mind that breast surgery revision cost can be a lot higher than opting for a good cosmetic surgeon to do the job right the first time.

Choosing a surgeon has to be more about experience and qualifications if only to avoid any complications and ensure the best possible results. Needless to say, the services of such a cosmetic surgeon won’t come cheap but as the old saying goes – you get what you pay for. Take the time to check out “before and after” photos and ask for referrals from previous patients to see what they have to say about the services of that particular cosmetic surgeon.

Consulting with a cosmetic surgeon for breast augmentation

The consultation process presents a good opportunity for women to gauge the skill and experience of a plastic surgeon – take advantage of it! Don’t hesitate to ask if they had ever performed a breast augmentation operation in the past that later required breast surgery revision. Depending on the response, you can then decide if they make a good fit for the cosmetic surgical expertise that you require. In most cases, breast revision surgery can be directly attributed to inexperience and poor breast augmentation techniques.

It is important to ensure that the breast augmentation plan your cosmetic surgeon has prepared for you actually fits. Take the time to verify the shape and size of the breast augmentation implant before you go under the knife. Patients can end up having to opt for additional breast revision surgery because they failed to keep clear and reasonable results in mind prior to the procedure. You need to know the exact size and shape of the implants then visualise the results and be completely satisfied with it.

Of course you need be realistic when it comes to your expectations otherwise one might end up disappointed with the results. Maintain reasonable expectations – your cosmetic surgeon should be able to help you set the right expectations and give you a clear picture of how everything would look like following the procedure.

Other reasons that necessitate the need for breast surgery revision in Sydney

Not all breast surgery revisions come as a direct result of unsuccessful and poorly performed breast augmentations. In some cases, the revision may be requested as a patient seeking further improvement. Some women may be satisfied with the results for a short while but eventually thinks that another shape or size would look even better or perhaps additional procedures may be performed to further enhance results.

One thing that women also ought to know about breast augmentation is that amendments to the procedure will eventually be necessary at some point. Breast implants generally need to be replaced after 10 years to maintain the desired form of the breast although in many cases, women who’ve undergone the procedure from an accomplished and highly reputable cosmetic surgeon may not notice any issues at all and may not require any follow up revisions even after such a time.

Post-operative care

Following a breast augmentation procedure, patients need to pay careful attention to proper recovery and allow ample time for the affected area to heal. Make sure that you follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care if only to avoid the risk of complications such as excessive scarring and infections which could ruin results and necessitate the need for breast surgery revisions.

Final thoughts on breast surgery revisions

When it comes to mitigating one’s chances of ever requiring breast revision surgery, it’s important to consider one’s plans for the future. Breast implants can deflate or rupture for other reasons. Incidents resulting to injury or physical trauma, weight changes and pregnancy are all possible factors that can lead to breast surgery revisions.

As one’s body changes with age, patients may consider opting for a different breast implant. Any kind of surgical operation has its risks and breast augmentation is certainly no different but if you take the time to make sure that you are opting for the services of a good and reputable cosmetic surgeon and closely follow instructions for post-operative care, risk factors for breast surgery revisions are driven down to a more manageable level.

Avoid ever having the need for breast surgery revisions by getting augmentation done perfectly the first time with Dr Tavakoli. Get in touch with us today on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation. We represent some of your best and most reputable choice in breast augmentation without ever having to worry about breast surgery revisions.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.