Even if your breast implant surgery was perfectly planned and beautifully executed, changes can occur over time.
We offer breast implant revision surgery in Akron, which commonly involves the removal and/or replacement of saline or silicone breast implants. Breast implant revision is performed to change the size or type of your implants and to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation.
Akron breast revision surgeon Dr. Pedersen utilizes “AFG” or Autologous Fat Grafting, which involves the use of liposuction and fat transfer to improve the look and feel of your breasts. The overall goal is to restore a youthful breast contour and appearance.
What is Autologous Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is another method that can help a select group of people achieve a more balanced or enhanced result. AFG offers minimal, but natural-looking, enhancements to your breast shape or size. It is an excellent way to help balance breasts that may have changed after implants or to enhance the final result of a breast implant exchange. We strive to provide you with the best breast revision surgery Akron has to offer, so schedule a consultation with Dr. Pedersen at our facility in Akron.
Undergoing a Breast Implant Revision Surgery
Breast implants are a long-lasting procedure, but in some cases, patients may encounter complications, side effects, or changes in the body that could lead to a desire for a change.
Following are some possible reasons for Breast Revision Surgery:
Why Choose Dr. Pedersen of Plastic Surgeons of Akron
Dr. John C. Pedersen helps lead our facility, lending his expertise and experience to help patients seeking breast surgery and body contouring procedures. Dr. Pedersen is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with over two decades of experience in plastic surgery. A specialist in breast surgery and body contouring procedures.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision?
Breast revision surgery is usually recommended when patients have experienced a complication or potentially threatening issue and need to change, remove, or alter their breast implant. In these cases, your surgeon will ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. For those opting for an elective breast revision, perhaps due to a change in aesthetic desires or goals, you will need to be in good general health, a stable weight, and have realistic expectations for your results. To undergo cosmetic surgery, patients must be non-smokers or have plans to quit several weeks before surgery.
Is the Procedure Similar to Implant Placement?
Just like a breast implant surgery, your breast revision or replacement procedure will be carefully designed to suit your individual needs. Whenever possible, Dr. Pedersen will follow the original incision lines to help reduce additional scarring. Once the incisions have been made, your breast implants will be exchanged or removed. If you are opting to permanently remove your implants or are looking to change the size, type, or shape, your surgeon may recommend incorporating an autologous fat grafting procedure to help restore any lost volume or improve skin elasticity. Together with Dr. Pedersen, you can discuss an approach that will work best for you and alleviate any complications associated with your implants.
How Soon Will I Heal From a Breast Revision?
Like the initial implant surgery, patients will need to plan for time away from work and general responsibilities during their recovery period. Strenuous activity and certain movements, like heavy lifting, pushing and pulling, may be restricted during this time. Every patient is different, so the healing time may vary, but most patients can see an improvement in swelling, bruising, and tenderness within the first few days, with full healing around three weeks. If you’re exchanging your breast implants, you can expect a similar experience to your first surgery.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Implant Revision?
A breast implant revision or removal may be necessary for patients who are experiencing certain complications. For others, their aesthetic needs may have changed or shifts in their body have affected the way their implants look or feel. In these cases, a breast implant may not be necessary but can offer many benefits, including a more flattering shape, size, and overall contour. Patients can change their implants for a different type, shape, or size to better suit their needs now and in the future. Patients often feel more confident and can see an improvement in their silhouette after a breast implant revision.
What Does Breast Revision Cost in Akron?
The cost of a breast revision surgery will vary based on the unique factors of each patient’s surgical needs. In addition to your unique needs, including implant costs, cosmetic procedures can include standard fees, such as anesthesia, surgeon costs, and the operating charges. During your consultation, you can discuss the various payment options and financing solutions available at Plastic Surgeons of Akron. Elective procedures are generally not covered by insurance, but in cases where it is medically necessary, you may be eligible for coverage.
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