Breast Implant Revision with Lift
Contemplating a Breast Implant Revision with Mastopexies/Lift
A Breast Implant Revision with Mastopexies/Lift is preformed to correct existing issues that cause a patient dissatisfaction with their current breasts. Some feel their breasts have dropped and sit too low, are too large, not large enough or have poor shape. Others are concerned about implants that are encapsulated, hard, painful and/or ruptured. There are many reasons a patient may be unhappy with the current look and feel of their breasts, but this is always correctable. Dr. Anton has corrected several breast cases achieving an outcome that patients did not think would be possible. A good candidate for this procedure has one of the following concerns:
- Dissatisfaction with Current Breast Size and Shape
- Capsular Contracture/Hard & Painful Implants
- Breast have dropped and now sit in a low position
Preparing for the Procedure
During your consultation with Dr. Anton and throughout the pre-operative process, you will discuss your desired changes and anticipated outcome. Prior to surgery you will be provided with instructions and exercises to help you determine what breast size you are most comfortable with. This is a personal and individualized process for each patient.
About the Procedure
The procedure takes approximately 4-5 hours under general anesthesia. The length of the procedure depends on the amount of current breast tissue to be removed and also the existing status of the current breast implants and positioning. All sutures are internal; there are no external sutures. The incision is placed around the areola and runs vertically from the bottom of the areola down the center of the breast. This incision is a hairline in width and heals extremely well.
What to Expect After Surgery
Most Patients wake from surgery feeling groggy, tired and just wanting to rest. You will be wrapped in a compression bandage and may feel some mild to moderate pain that is easily alleviated with a prescribed pain medication. Overall, most patients feel their surgery was less painful than anticipated and are able to discontinue their pain medication after 4-5 days.
It is common for breasts to feel tight especially immediately after surgery, this gradually subsides during the healing process. Approximately, within one to two weeks implants tend to relax into their proper position and move freely. This process can take longer in certain patients.
Most patients return to light sedentary work 4 to 5 days after surgery. Your activities will be restricted for a full two-week period including; no lifting, bending or straining of any kind. You will be advised during the post-operative appointments regarding these restrictions. The healing process varies from patient to patient and activity level is decided upon on an individual basis.