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Breast Surgery Revision New York City and New Jersey

Breast implant revision surgery, which commonly involves removal and/or replacement of saline or silicone breast implants, is performed to change the size or type of your implants and to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation. The overall goal is to restore a youthful breast contour and appearance.

Who is a candidate for breast implant revision surgery in New Jersey and New York City?
You are a candidate for breast implant revision surgery if you have:

  • Your saline breast implants have deflated or an X-ray or MRI suggests your silicone implant has a shell leak
  • If you want to change your implant/breast size
  • If you have tightening of the scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture) or your breast implants have shifted in position
  • If your breast tissue has changed as a result of skin stretching or weight loss/gain

Is breast implant revision surgery right for me?
Female breasts are a reflection of your nurturing sexuality and femininity. If you feel less feminine because you have some breast issues after breast surgery or you have developed some complications after it, breast surgery revision with Dr. John Mesa may be the answer for you.

Can breast implant revision surgery improve my self-esteem?
Some women spend years feeling inadequate due to the size or appearance of their breasts after breast surgery. Lack of confidence in yourself can have a negative impact on your jobs, relationships, and sexuality. The majority of women who choose to augment their breasts and have less than desired results or develop complications after it, may be very satisfied with the results of breast implant revision. After breast implant revision surgery, you may notice you feel less anxiety, depression or shyness with your new figure. Form-fitting clothing, such as swimsuits or items with plunging necklines, will highlight your new curves.

How is a breast implant revision surgery in New Jersey and New York City performed?

Dr. John Mesa, MD will perform breast implant revision surgery by performing the procedure(s) necessary to address the problems with the breast. This may include changing the size, shape or type of breast implants, changing the location of the breast implant pocket (bellow the muscle, bellow the breast), removing partially or totally the thin layer of scar tissue that normally forms around the breast implants known as capsule (capsulotomy, capsulectomy), removing breast tissue (breast reduction), reshaping and Lifting the breasts ( breast Lift), etc.

Where are the incisions made for breast implant revision surgery?
Incisions for breast implant revision surgery can be placed in multiple areas depending on the technique. They can be made in the crease where the breast meets the chest (inframammary fold), around the areola (the darker skin surrounding your nipple -periareolar). In certain cases, Dr. John Mesa may require perform a breast Lift incision that could involve an incision around the areola and a vertical scar in the inferior pole of the breast (“lollypop” incision) or the before mentioned incisions plus an incision at the crease where the breast meets the chest (“inverted T incision”)

What is to expect during breast implant revision surgery?
You will undergo breast implant revision surgery under general anesthesia at one of the fully accredited hospitals or surgery center operating rooms where Dr. John Mesa routinely performs surgery in New Jersey or New York City. The procedure takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. Dr. Mesa closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive bra for your comfort during the recovery. Generally, breast implant revision surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.

What is to expect after breast implant revision surgery?
Patients may have varying degrees of temporary bruising, swelling, and some discomfort after breast implant revision surgery. Dr. John Mesa, MD will prescribe medication to help you with any soreness after surgery. You will wear a special support bra after surgery. You will be up and moving around the day of surgery. Depending on your type of employment, you may return to work between 7-14 days after your breast implant revision surgery. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed. Swelling in your breasts may take a few weeks to disappear. Dr. Mesa will closely follow your recovery to ensure you are able to resume normal exercising and activities.

Are there potential side effects after breast implant revision surgery with breast implants?
There are some risks associated with breast implant revision surgery with breast implants; however, few patients experience problems:

  • Capsular formation (Scar tissue): scar build up around the implant can cause encapsulation that can be relieved, as necessary, with surgery. This is more common with silicone implants.
  • Numbness: usually temporary, numbness may occur in the breast skin or nipple.
  • Leaking implant: the saline (salt water) solution is harmless and will be absorbed by the body and the implant will need to be replaced. An MRI scan is recommended to determine if a silicone implant has leaked.

Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Internists, Primary Care Physician Dentists and “cosmetologists” for breast implant revision surgery?

Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform breast implant revision surgery have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look”, etc.

Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform breast implant revision surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.

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