Breast RevisionPerformed by Dr. Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery
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.
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. Each breast revision procedure is tailored to the patient’s needs to achieve the most natural-looking result.
Dr. Wooten has helped 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.
Aging had migrated this patients previous implants, done by another surgeon, to an extreme position. During surgery, Dr. Wooten removed the patient’s previous implants and placed new saline implants which were supported by seri mesh, which acts as a sort of internal bra to hold the implants in their place.
Her result is an excellent example of how a successful breast revision can greatly improve patient results.
This woman was in her early thirties when she came to Dr. Wooten for a revision surgery. Her initial breast augmentation procedure had been several years prior, with a different plastic surgeon. During surgery, Dr. Wooten deflated and removed her old saline implants, excised the scars from her last breast augmentation, and inserted new saline implants, which were then inflated to 450 ccs. At only five months post-procedure, her result show much improved cleavage and a more youthful projection.
Time and childbirth had migrated this patients previous implants, done by another surgeon, to a position that was no longer aesthetically pleasing. During her surgery, Dr. Wooten removed the patient’s previous implants and placed new ones. She also performed a breast lift procedure at the same time, to lift the patient’s nipples to a higher, more youthful position.
The images shown on the right are an excellent example of how a breast revision can improve patient results.
This patient’s overlarge implants and aging had left her unhappy with her breasts and in serious pain, so she scheduled a consultation with Dr. Wooten to do something about it. During surgery, Dr. Wooten removed the patient’s previous implants and performed a mastopexy (breast lift) with the patient’s own existing breast tissue. The result is a much more subtle and attractive bust.
Several years after her first augmentation with another surgeon, this patient was unhappy with the appearance of her breasts due to overlarge implants and the effects of gravity. Her beautiful result, pictured right, followed an implant removal, removal of excess breast tissue, and a breast lift combined with smaller implants. She is very pleased with this more youthful look, shown on the right at 17 months after her cosmetic surgery.
This woman came to Dr. Wooten to have her implants, previously placed by a different plastic surgeon, removed. She opted to have her revision performed with fat. So, after having her existing implants removed, Dr. Wooten liposuctioned fat from her inner thighs in order to fill her breasts with her own fat. Her result is extremely natural-looking.
Breast Revision Consultation
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. It is important consider all variables to properly prepare for a successful breast revision.
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, 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.