For a woman, the shape, size, and feel of their breasts can have a significant impact.
Tagged: Body & Breast
Date: 14th July 2021
The shape, size, and feel of a woman’s breasts can have a significant impact on her physical comfort. But it is about so much more than just the physical side of things: when women are deeply unhappy with their breasts it can cause a whole host of other problems. This may be a lack of self-confidence, anxiety around being intimate, or other mental health issues that develop. This is perhaps why breast surgery is now the most common form of cosmetic surgery in the UK.
Like all forms of cosmetic surgery, breast surgery comes with its own risks. There are cases where women are disappointed with the outcome and this is usually down to seeking the lowest price rather than the best surgeon. When this is the case, corrective breast revision is the option available to correct this. It is not always down to mistakes made during surgery. There are occasions when it is purely down to the passage of time: breast implants rarely last a lifetime and, with age, natural sagging will still occur. In this article, we are going to take a look at which breast revision surgery is and when it is a feasible option.
Breast revision surgery is a medical procedure that aims to correct issues or mistakes following breast augmentation surgery. There are several reasons why a woman may opt for breast revision surgery.
Sometimes these issues aren’t obvious immediately after breast augmentation. It takes a while for post-operative swelling to subside and the breasts to settle into their new shape. Only then may any issues become apparent.
As well as surgery that seeks to enlarge the breasts, many women look for their breasts to be reduced in size. This could be because of discomfort, back pain and other medical or physiological reasons, or being self-conscious. Following the reduction, there may be issues that need to be revisited.
It could be that:
Breast revision scars will start to fade at six months and should be barely visible by 12 months.
When scars start to heal, they appear red and raised but will change to pink and then white as the healing process continues. Once the scar has healed, it will no longer be raised but instead sit flat to the skin.
It is important that you always follow the aftercare advice issued by your surgeon to help your recovery and there are treatment and/or steps you can take yourself to encourage scar healing.
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Some women undergo boob job revision surgery because they are unhappy with the results of previous surgery. But there are situations where breast revision surgery is medically necessary.
Revision surgery may be necessary if you experience:
There are also complications caused by implants that can be resolved through corrective breast revision.
The decision to have breast surgery is never one that is taken lightly. An informed choice is made and, guided by an expert, a woman has a level of expectation as to what the end results will be. No one chooses surgical options unless they are the only way of achieving the desired results and no one follows this route expecting to need further surgery early on. There are times when the need for breast revision surgery is down to mistakes made by a less than competent surgeon. That is why we advise only seeking breast augmentation surgery in the UK by surgeons who are fully qualified and experienced. It is also the case that, at times, the need for breast revision surgery is unavoidable.
The type of breast revision surgery that will be suitable for you will depend upon the issues that you are experiencing and the result that you are hoping for. Our surgeons can offer guidance so that you can find the best solution.
Correct breast revision surgery can include:
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If you want to encourage natural scar healing, therefore avoiding the need for scar revision, then there are a number of things that you can do at home.
Follow all post-operative instructions
It is crucial that you follow your surgeon's precise post-operative care instructions, including wound care measures and using any prescribed ointments or lotions as directed. If you follow these instructions carefully, you are less likely to end up with a noticeable scar. Your Cadogan Clinic surgeon will discuss this with you following your procedure.
Gently massage the area
Gently massaging the incision area with a moderate, hypoallergenic moisturiser can help increase blood circulation, break down scar tissue, and improve scar appearance over time. Make sure you discuss this with your surgeon before attempting to massage the site. If you start to massage too soon, you may make matters worse.
Avoid sun exposure
It is critical to protect your incision areas from direct sunlight and harmful UV rays from sunbeds during the healing process. This can cause scars to deepen and become more noticeable. When going outside, wear clothing that covers the incision or use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.
Avoid exfoliating or irritating the skin
Avoid exfoliating or scrubbing the area directly surrounding the scar. When towel drying after bathing, make sure you pat the area dry rather than rubbing. When you're allowed to shower post-surgery, use fragrance-free and gentle soaps and keep products like self-tanning lotions away from the healing wounds.
If you have had breast surgery and the results were not what you had hoped for, then breast revision surgery can help. There are several different types of breast revision surgery, depending on the issue which needs to be addressed. If you are considering breast revision surgery, then make an appointment with one of our expert surgeons in Chelsea, London to discuss how the procedure could benefit you.
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Treatments mentioned in this article
Breast implants should be replaced every 10-15 years, or sooner if you start to notice changes.View Treatment
Scar revision and reduction can surgically or non-surgically improve the appearance of a scar.View Treatment
Fat transfer for breasts allows for natural breast enlargement by using your own fat stores.View Treatment
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift helps to lift sagging or low-hanging breasts for a more youthful appearance.View Treatment
Breast enlargement and augmentation aims to cosmetically enhance the size and shape of your breasts.View Treatment
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