Breast revision surgery is an option for patients who are dissatisfied with their breast implants. Dissatisfaction can arise when the plastic surgeon isn’t highly trained and experienced, post-operative instructions aren’t followed or there wasn’t enough communication between you and the surgeon. Each breast revision procedure is tailored to the patient’s needs to achieve the most natural-looking result.
Dr. Anna Wooten has helped men and women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your breast revision consultation.
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Dr. Anna Wooten and the Beleza Plastic Surgery staff perform breast revision operations routinely, giving women a sense of relief and new confidence. Revision surgeries may involve replacing breast implants, revising scars, reshaping the breasts or a combination of these.
Dr. Wooten and the staff at Beleza Plastic Surgery understand that patients who have endured poor surgical results are likely to feel vulnerable or skeptical going into another surgery. And so, at Beleza, our goal is to promote an honest and open dialogue.
You should inform Dr. Wooten of all previous surgeries as well as any schedule of post operative medication. The more information we have about your previous breast augmentation, breast lift, or other surgeries, the better. It is important consider all variables to properly prepare for a successful breast revision.It is important consider all variables to properly prepare for a successful breast revision.
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What are the Signs of a Bad Implant?
Capsular contracture refers to the hardening of tissue surrounding your breast implant. It can occur around one or both implants and can be quite painful.The FDA points to 4 grades of capsular contracture, known as Baker Grades.
Rupture and Deflation
“Rupture” refers to a tear or hole in a silicone breast implant. When this occurs in a saline-filled breast implant, it is referred to as “deflation.” Saline saltwater solution leaks and is harmlessly absorbed into the body, leaving you implant shell to appear deflated. Because silicone is thicker than saline, following a rupture, the gel doesn’t leak from the shell as easily. Rather, it is likely to remain partially inside the implant shell and partially in the scar tissue that surrounding the implant (intracapsular rupture).
Does a Revision Lead to More Scarring?
During any surgery, Dr. Wooten works her hardest to minimize scarring. In the case of most breast revisions, she is able to place the new incisions either inside of or in place of the old scars, resulting in a better outcome, with no new scars!
What Information Should I Retain From My Previous Surgery?
If you have been to another surgeon for your original procedure, and need to have a revision in Pittsburgh, we request that you have your implant cards. These are the cards you were given by your surgeon with your implant information on them. They come from the manufacturer of the implant and contain the most pertinent information — especially the serial numbers of the implants, what they are made of and what size they are. These are all crucial pieces of information for Dr. Wooten to know before going into surgery. Additionally, if there is any way for you to have your previous plastic surgeon’s office fax us their operative notes on you, that is also very helpful.