Breast Revision w/Mastopexy Overview
Some women, who have undergone breast augmentation surgery, may have to consider breast revision surgery later on down the road. With this procedure, the breast implants are removed and/or replaced due to a number of factors. There are also times when a woman needs to address her sagging breasts along with revision surgery, which is accomplished with a breast revision with mastopexy (lift) surgery. Inland Empire board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Childers, will remove or replace the implants, trim away extraneous skin and lift the breasts higher onto the chest wall for a more natural, perkier look. After the surgery, the patient will look better and feel more confident in her appearance.
"Had my lips done Saturday Amber was amazing she was gentle and very professional I definitely recommend her loving my new lips thanks Amber."- L.N. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2016
"I couldn't recommend Dr.Childers enough. I had a breast lift and implants in 2017 everything went great and I was super happy with the results. I had a reaction the the sutures after surgery and Dr.Childers was super helpful. I just has a "tummy tuck" with no muscle tightening as my abdominal muscles were back together. I had some lower abdominal loose skin after two kids so it wasn't your average tummy tuck, I didn't have enough skin to pull down and move the belly button so he was able to do it without moving it and I LOVE the results. Dr. Childers did an amazing job and was super helpful before and after surgery. I would say he gives an honest opinion which is nice when you're thinking about getting cosmetic surgery."- D.C. / Yelp / Feb 21, 2020
"I had my breast implants removed by Dr Childers, and I have to say, him and his staff made it a great experience. I had my saline implants in for 20 years and one had ruptured. Dr Childers office was able to get it covered by my insurance, which was AMAZING! I have had a lot of mysterious health issues and was not sure if my implants were the culprit and I didn't want to chance it, so I did not replace. Dr Childers was great about listening to my concerns and was confident he could help me. And he did!!:) I am VERY pleased with my results and would recommend to everyone! You will be in great hands!"- K.S. / Yelp / Jan 23, 2020
"I really want to make sure people looking for real people with real experiences get as much out of Yelp as I do. Dr. Childers is beyond fantastic. He completed my original breast augmentation in 2009 and put in 400cc silicone Mentor Mod-Plus profile implants and I loved them. In March, I found out I had a rupture and capsule constriction (I started noticing my right side changing 12 months before) which developed due to the rupture and leaking implant. I immediately went back to Childers. He was able to remove all of the capsule constriction that had developed around the implant and created a beautiful set of twins for me. I am very happy with my results. I switched to 400cc silicone High Profile Mentor implants. The staff is also great and the ladies go above and beyond with help on finances and insurance claims. Again, noticed changes in my breast and tightening for a year before I had the ultrasound. Please ladies, if you ever notice changes, don't let it go a year before you get it checked out like I did."- A.D. / Yelp / Jan 23, 2020
"I had breast reduction surgery and couldn't be happier. It has been over 3 years and my husband always says how great they look. They look great. Mammogram techs are really surprised how good they look too. Thank you so much Dr Childers."- M.J. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2019
Breast Revision w/Mastopexy Surgical Technique
The patient will be under general anesthesia during this outpatient procedure, which will be performed at an accredited surgical facility. The plastic surgeon will make an incision to remove the current implant and place an implant sizer. The surgeon will assess the breast implant pocket and correct issues as needed, such as releasing scar tissue, tightening the pocket, correcting cleavage, and fixing symmetrical issues. The implant sizer is placed in the most appropriate location on the chest, usually under the chest muscle. The sizers are filled until the desired volume is reached.
The doctor will then move to the breast lift portion of the surgery. An incision will be made, usually around the areola to the breast crease. The breast is then reshaped. The doctor will then assess the breasts’ symmetry, shape, and position in order to place the new breast implants. The breast implant sizers are removed and the new implants are placed. If a patient decided beforehand not to get new implants, none will be implanted. The incisions will be stitched and surgical tape will be placed over incisions.
Breast Revision w/Mastopexy During/After Surgery
After the surgery, a surgical bra and compression wrap will be placed on the patient to decrease bruising and swelling. Most patients can return home the same day. Patients commonly experience pain and discomfort which can be alleviated with pain medication. Dressings should be left on until the next-day follow-up appointment. Most stitches are dissolvable and surgical tape should be left on for a week or so. Due to swelling, your breasts may appear overly large for the first couple of weeks, but this will subside. Most patients can return to work within a few days. In about 6 months, patients will be able to fully realize the effects of the surgery with better shaped and positioned breasts.
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Breast implants behave like normal breasts where they can change shape and size over the years. With breast revision and lift surgery, we can correct all of these issues for you for a perkier, better-shaped bosom. If you would like to learn more, give us a call today to schedule your consultation.