A Second Chance for Your Ideal Breasts
With any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees for a perfect outcome, even in the hands of an experienced surgeon. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, a less than ideal result can be devastating. Secondary breast revision is a growing field within cosmetic breast enhancement. Some patients see their results worsening with time while others were never pleased with their outcome from the beginning.
Whatever your reason for pursuing secondary breast revision surgery, the most critical factor in a successful procedure is the choice of surgeon. Breast revision is a technically challenging procedure and demands the expertise of a highly-trained and experienced cosmetic breast surgeon such as board certified Denver plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO.
Should I get a Breast Revision?
A few of the more common reasons for undergoing secondary breast revision include the following:
Repositioning Breast Implants
For most patients, both breast implants eventually settle to the same position after the body has fully healed. Unfortunately for some, this never occurs and results in breast asymmetry. To reposition your breast implants, Dr. Buford will make adjustments to the scar capsule surrounding your implant to allow the implant to settle in a lower, more natural, position.
If your breast fold is too high or too low, adjustments can be made to the fold itself which will then adjust the position of the implant. Similarly, if your implants touch in the middle (“symmastia” or “breadloafing”), your medial fold can be adjusted.
"I have known Dr. Buford for many years now. I had an extreme case that left me with severe burns and gaping open wounds. Dr. Buford and his team were willing to take on something that turned out to be a very very long process for me and painful as well until I found him! I was told by the doctor before him to do my own wound care until I went to ER . Since then he and his team have done nothing but worked with me day in and day out to do the best that they can to get me the best results. I am so thankful for everyone and all of their compassion and kindness. His nurse Shazia by far has also gone above and beyond. She has been there by my side from day one and always responded to phone calls and any questions or concerns that I ever had.
Once again I had a severe case but Buford came in and he fixed and literally saved me! So thankful for this wonderful team of people can't express the gratitude that I have. Thank you Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO!"
—Real breast reconstruction revision patient
Reversing Firm, Misshapen Breasts
Occasionally, breast augmentation patients develop "capsular contracture," a condition that occurs when the tissue capsule that naturally forms around the implant shrinks and begins squeezing the implant. Thanks to improvements in both surgical techniques and the breast implant itself, this condition is becoming less and less common.
Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, some women still experience capsular contracture and the accompanying firmness, distortion, and breast pain. By removing or opening up this capsule and replacing the implant, a softer more natural result can be achieved with minimal downtime and dramatic results.
For many patients with older implants, there may be associated disruption of the implant shell. Thankfully, this is a relatively straightforward procedure and can produce a very natural end-result.
Resizing Breast Implants
For some patients, size is an issue. While you may have once been happy with your choice of implant, life changes or aging may leave you less than pleased with the size of your breasts. If you are interested in either increasing or decreasing your cup size or improving the shape and contour of your breasts with a breast lift, Dr. Buford can help.
What to Expect During Your Breast Revision Surgery
At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we’re committed to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your breast revision journey.
Dr. Buford understands that the day of your breast revision surgery can evoke a mix of emotions. Our dedicated team of industry experts is here to guide you through every step, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.
Here's what you can expect on your breast revision surgery day:
Upon arrival at our state-of-the-art facility, our friendly staff will greet you and ensure that your check-in process is smooth and efficient and that we address any last-minute questions or concerns.
Preparing for Surgery
We’ll escort you to a comfortable, private pre-operative area where you can change into a surgical gown. Our compassionate team will review the surgical plan with you, addressing any final details and providing reassurance.
Anesthesia and Supportive Care
Our experienced anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Dr. Buford and our highly trained surgical team will perform your breast revision surgery with meticulous precision. Our focus will be on delivering the results you desire while prioritizing your safety and well-being.
Following the personalized surgical plan he developed for your unique body and specific concerns, Dr. Buford will skillfully correct and enhance your breasts by removing, replacing, or adjusting your implants to address issues such as:
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Implant malposition
- Dissatisfaction with the size or shape of your breasts
Dr. Buford will meticulously and discreetly make any incisions based on the specific revision your procedure requires so that you get the balanced, symmetrical, and natural-looking breasts you deserve.
Following your surgery, we’ll transfer you to our modern recovery area, where we’ll closely monitor your vital signs and provide post-operative care to alleviate any discomfort or concerns.
During your time in the recovery area, we will provide comprehensive instructions for your post-operative care. Dr. Buford and our team will ensure you have a clear understanding of the healing process and answer any questions you may have.
Ready for a Breast Revision Consultation?
If you're interested in learning if Dr. Buford can help give you the breasts you desire, contact us at our Lone Tree plastic surgery practice to schedule a consultation for secondary breast revision surgery. Dr. Buford will be happy to answer your questions and come up with a customized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.