With the number of breast augmentations performed, the results can sometimes go wrong. Whether you’ve had unexpected complications, your expectations weren’t met, or you’re simply unhappy having implants, breast revision at Rodeo Surgical Art can restore your confidence in your breasts and yourself.
How Does Breast Revision Work?
You may desire breast implant removal for any number of reasons, like a cancer diagnosis, a change in your lifestyle or circumstances, or physical complication. Dr. David Mashhadian, founder of Rodeo Surgical Art, has performed many breast revisions, including implant removal.
It is recommended implants be updated every 10 years, but a lot can change in that time. Implants can shift, rupture, or your healing process is difficult. Maybe their position resulted in a double bubble, a complication where the implant settles incorrectly behind the inframammary fold, creating a second pocket visible on the outside, creating tension bands on the skin. Sometimes the implants are too large, or the chest muscle was too aggressively handled, so the implants sit too close together at the sternum. This is called Symmastia, or “uniboob.” There are also cases of capsule contracture, in which too much scar tissue forms in the pocket, hardening the implant or restricting its movement in the pocket for an unnatural appearance.
Even if it sounds as simple as removing the implants altogether, a breast revision requires a skilled surgeon to address all the unique issues a patient’s experience with breast augmentation. Changing breast tissue and maintaining a natural appearance while preserving sensitivity can be a challenge.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Depending on the complication being addressed, you may not only be a candidate for breast revision, but it may be required, particularly in the event of a silicone implant rupture. If you’re unhappy with the appearance, quality of healing and scar tissue, or other concern, Dr. Mashhadian would love to have a consultation with you.
What is the Procedure Like?
A lot of the procedure techniques depend on the reason for your revision and implant removal. Every procedure at Rodeo Surgical Art is performed in our advanced procedure room with Dr. Mashhadian’s proprietary techniques to minimize patient discomfort and recovery time. The Rodeo Surgical Art team is committed to making your experience as smooth and comfortable as possible. Every patient is seen by the doctor himself to explain the entire process, answer questions, and follow-up during your recovery. We’re with you every step of the way.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
Recovery from a straightforward implant removal is typically smoother than the initial augmentation surgery. In some cases, a breast lift improves the final results of implant removal, and that impacts your recovery. If you’ve had capsular contracture, the implant removal will involve scar tissue removal as well, which could take longer to heal. Most women return to work within 5 days, and with Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ technique, you’ll be up on your feet quickly and may not even require prescription pain management. Breast implant removal scarring heals well and is very often unnoticeable after full recovery. Scars heal in stages, however, so they may take 3-4 months to become unobtrusive. Following all post-op instructions will minimize your complications and increase your comfort during healing. As they did with your augmentation, your breasts will take a few months to settle into their final position after implant removal.