Breast Revision Surgery in Milwaukee and Madison
If a prior breast augmentation procedure did not produce the results you’re looking for, you have options available to meet your expectations. Dr. Parkins provides breast revision surgery in Milwaukee and Madison to alleviate the stress and frustration of a previous surgery that did not meet your needs. We understand what it takes to meet patients’ goals and offer the experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon to exceed your expectations.
You don’t have to live with implants that don’t make you feel confident. Contact Parkins Plastic Surgery today to learn more about your options.
Correcting Breast Augmentation with Revision Surgery
There are many reasons patients may be unhappy with their initial treatment. They may have visited a surgeon with less experience or may not have understood what they were getting into with a kind of implant or surgical method. Harder to predict are defects that can happen to anyone, such as capsular contracture or rippling of the implants. The goal of a secondary breast procedure is to bring to life the look you had in mind when you decided to pursue plastic surgery initially.
A breast revision may be necessary if, after you have healed, breasts are asymmetric, the implants have bottomed out, implants are larger than you expected, or you wish you would have gone with a different implant variety. While it’s frustrating to have to complete the surgical process again, a revision can provide the relief of knowing you’ve finally achieved the look you wanted from the start.
The Benefits of Breast Revision with Dr. Parkins
Our plastic surgeon understands getting treatment right involves a close relationship with patients. Individuals under our care are treated like our close friends and provided with the attentive service they need to express their concerns. Dr. Parkins provides a female perspective on plastic surgery and knows just what breast appearance can do to impact a patient’s self-esteem.
It’s sometimes the case that patients are unsatisfied with their results because they were talked into another implant type or were told to go larger than they wanted – even smaller, in some cases. But even well-chosen and placed implants can create unanticipated defects. Dr. Parkins understands that patients’ goals are deeply personal. She is there to act as your guide but does not pressure you into making a choice that goes against your wishes.
At Parkins Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help you move forward with confidence and to create natural, beautiful results you’ll love.
Breast Revision Surgery Options in Milwaukee
Designing your treatment plan requires understanding what went wrong in the first place and how these issues can be best addressed under our care. On the day of your revision surgery, Dr. Parkins can provide any of the following, according to your preferences:
If you are unsatisfied with your current implants, they can be replaced. Whether you prefer form-stable gel, silicone, or saline, we provide a wide range of options. Your new implants can also be larger or smaller, depending on your original goals. In many cases, the same incision lines can be used, which prevents additional scarring. Implants may also need to be replaced if they have been damaged in any way, which is also considered a defect, mentioned below.
Thought it’s rare, there are patients who regret their initial choice to have implants provided at all. They may have pictured themselves differently or simply do not enjoy the feeling of artificial breasts. In these cases, Dr. Parkins can remove implants entirely and leave you with your completely natural body contour. Some patients can benefit from a lift as well, so they look rejuvenated but not overtreated.
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Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.
When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.
Correction of Breast Implant Defects
This category covers many reasons why patients seek breast revision. The following issues are unappealing defects that require surgical attention:
- Capsular contracture (the constricting of the implant by excess scar tissue)
- Visible rippling
- Bottoming out
To treat capsular contracture, Dr. Parkins can release or remove the scar tissue that formed around the implant, allowing it to take its natural shape. This resolves the hard and blocky appearance constricted implants take on.
Bottoming out is an issue that can be experienced by patients who had a lift performed alongside implant placement. While excess skin can be alleviated with surgical excision, there are other causes of drooping breasts. In these cases, removing the loose skin alone won’t provide a lasting improvement in breast position. As healing progresses, patients may notice their implants have sagged, the top of the breast isn’t as full, and the distance from the nipple to the breast crease is disproportionately long. To correct this, Dr. Parkins improves internal breast structures to support the weight of the implant.
There are even cases where a tear is created in the outer shell of the implant. With saline, the breast appears deflated as the salt water solution is absorbed into the body. Gel and silicone implants will not become flat but will need to be evaluated to determine if a rupture has taken place. Damaged implants are then replaced to restore your appearance.
For more information about breast revision surgery in Milwaukee and Madison, contact Dr. Parkins and her team today!
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Revision
How Do I know if I need a Second Breast Procedure?
In cases of silent rupture, where a silicone or gel implant tears, the need for revision may not be obvious. In other instances, however, where a saline implant ruptures or you experience capsular contracture, the effects are obvious in the form of deflated breasts or hard and square breasts.
It may be time to consider treatment if you feel physically uncomfortable or if your implants are causing you emotional distress.
I Don’t Like My Implants – How Long Before I Can Have Another Surgery?
Dr. Parkins advises patients to wait six months to a year before they decide they want a revision surgery. While this may seem like a long time to live with implants you don’t like, it’s important for the healing process. After this time, breast implants naturally drop and soften. Swelling is also greatly reduced as well. If you were dissatisfied with breasts appearing high and firm immediately after surgery, you may change your mind as results mature.
How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost?
The cost of your treatment plan is entirely dependent on what needs to be provided to meet your goals. Correction of nipple position and skin laxity may be less costly, for example, than surgery to correct capsular contracture or implant rupture. During treatment planning, you will have the opportunity to discuss the details of your treatment (such as fees) with Dr. Parkins.