What Are the Benefits of a Breast Revision?
Breast revision is performed on women who:
- Suffer from capsular contracture, implant displacement, or implant rupture
- Experience implant rippling
- Continue to have or developed significant asymmetry
- Feel dissatisfied with their breast shape or size after their initial breast augmentation
- Have noticeable scarring from a previous breast surgery
- Carry the burden of uncomfortable or painful breast implants
Dr. Agullo has helped hundreds of women correct the disappointing aftermath of breast augmentation and finally achieve the beautiful breasts they desire. At your initial consultation, you and Dr. Agullo will discuss your goals and expectations to arrive at the best surgical plan.
Am I a Candidate For a Breast Revision?
A breast revision is a secondary breast surgery performed only on women who have previously had a breast augmentation.
Women interested in a breast revision:
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Do not have any preexisting medical conditions that could impact healing
- Have waited at least six months after their breast augmentation
- Have realistic expectations of your results
Are you a candidate for a breast revision? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.
What Is Discussed During My Breast Revision Consultation?
During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will:
- Discuss your wishes and expectations for your results
- Evaluate your breasts and determine the best course of treatment
- Take measurements and photos
- Explain how to prepare for your breast revision
Be sure to share any concerns you may have during your consultation. This will help Dr. Agullo to determine your candidacy and give you advice for your treatment.
What Does My Breast Revision Include?
The corrections made during your breast revision will depend on your individual goals and the results you wish to achieve. A breast revision can include:
Patients will often exchange saline implants for silicone implants during breast revision surgery because silicone produces a more natural look and feel. Some patients decide to get larger or smaller implants, depending on their personal preferences.
Subpectoral implant placement involves placing the implants underneath the pectoral muscles, producing a more natural breast slope. It is also believed that subpectoral implant placement is less likely to lead to complications, such as capsular contracture.
In many cases where the breast tissue is compromised, reinforcement of the breasts is necessary. Dr. Agullo uses a tissue scaffold to fortify thin breast tissue, resulting in a lower risk of capsular contracture and implant displacement.
Patients who experience significant drooping of the breasts after augmentation may require a breast lift surgery during revision for optimal results. Breast lift surgery is often recommended for patients who decide to get smaller implants.
Fat injections can help place volume in certain areas with a high degree of control. They are often used to thicken tissue in order to decrease implant visibility or palpability. It is also a great tool to enhance cleavage in patients with a naturally wide gap.
What Can Breast Revision Adjust?
If you are adjusting the implants’ characteristics, you can choose from the options below for your new set.
Because there are various kinds of breast implants available, this procedure can be entirely personalized. Dr. Agullo will help you determine the best implant type and size for your breast revision surgery based on your concerns, desires, and body type.
- Can adjust size as needed
- Are cost-effective
- Are ideal for creating a prominent breast profile
- Have a more natural look and feel
- Are more lightweight than saline implants
- Are less likely to ripple, rupture, or leak
Gummy Bear Implants:
- Are still silicone implants, but have a more cohesive gel
- Produce uniform contours, which translates into less chance of rippling and palpability
- Ideal for patients who are thin, petite, or desire a significant change in size
What Are Your Concerns?
What Can I Expect During My Breast Revision Recovery?
After surgery, you will need plenty of rest. However, it is essential to walk around throughout the day to boost circulation and prevent blood clots. You may experience some discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by Dr. Agullo. A special bra will be provided for you to wear day and night, as you must not wear an underwire or padded bra for the months following the procedure. Avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for at least four weeks. Most people resume light activities in a week.
Is Breast Revision Painful?
General anesthesia will be used to help ensure your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Agullo performs a “rib-block” with EXPAREL®. This maneuver blocks the breast pain receptors with a local anesthetic that lasts for three days. Following the procedure, it is likely that you will experience some bruising, swelling, and soreness. Prescription medication may be used to handle pain after surgery.
Will My Breast Revision Leave Scars?
Breast revision incisions are usually made in the same place that they were during your breast augmentation. Reopening the scarred tissue may cause some additional scarring, but Dr. Agullo takes great care to help ensure that incisions are made to be discreet and heal well after surgery. Topical scar cream may be able to help if there is excessive scarring.
When Will I See My Breast Revision Results?
Your breast revision results will be visible immediately after your procedure and will continue to develop as you heal. There will be some bruising and swelling, and your final results will be most visible once this has subsided.
What Does Breast Revision Surgery Cost in El Paso, TX?
Most El Paso breast revision procedures will range from $5,800 to $11,000. Dr. Agullo charges a consultation fee of $100, which is applied to your treatment cost. Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective” and is not covered by most insurance plans. The prices listed on our fee schedule represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. The cost of prescription medications, however, is not included. All fees must be paid in full prior to the scheduled treatment.
* Results may varyView More Before and Afters
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Revision?
There are three common breast revision incisions:
- Inframammary incisions are created just underneath the breast along the natural crease.
- Periareolar incisions encircle the areolas.
- Axillary incisions are located within the armpit.
Significant complications from breast revision surgery are uncommon. However, any surgery comes with potential risks, which may include:
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma
Dr. Agullo uses a few different tissue scaffolds, depending on your particular needs and indications. You might have heard about breast tissue reinforcement as an “internal bra” or “internal push-up bra.” Most commonly, he uses GalaForm3D, GalaShape, or GalaFlex. These products not only strengthen weakened or thinned breast tissue, but they also promote cell regeneration for lasting enhancement. These scaffolds are biologically derived and bioabsorbable, so they are replaced by your own body’s collagen over a two year period.