Breast Revision & Asymmetry
Breast Surgery Techniques for Natural-Looking Results
Many women have asymmetric breasts that affect their confidence and ability to wear clothing well. Others are unhappy with the results of a previous breast surgery. Dr. Eliopoulos is adept at surgical techniques to help women achieve better symmetry, or revise their previous breast surgeries.
Please view Dr. Eliopoulos’ breast surgery before and after results. These are actual patients.
Breast Revision and Breast Asymmetry
While breast augmentation and breast reduction are probably the most well-known breast surgery procedures, breast asymmetry and breast revision are necessary in cases of mismatched or misshapen breasts. Each of these conditions is correctable by a plastic surgeon like Dr. Dina Eliopoulos, who specializes in breast revision and breast asymmetry procedures.
The Breast Revision Procedure
Video: Breast Augmentation
Breast implant revision refers to corrective surgeries that are performed for medically necessary reasons or aesthetic reasons. It is performed after the primary breast augmentation surgery. Sometimes it is performed a few weeks or months after the initial surgery, while other times it may be performed well after the first surgery.EnlargeView All
In many cases, revision breast implant surgery is performed for medically necessary reasons. Aesthetic revisions are not medically necessary, but a patient may have a compelling cosmetic reason for the secondary Chelmsford breast surgery to be performed. Let's look at both the medically necessary and aesthetic reasons why a patient would consider a secondary breast surgery.
Breast Implant Revision and Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture refers to a condition in which scar tissue forms around a breast implant. The scar tissue compresses the implant, may cause a change in the shape of the implant, or it may cause breast discomfort. A revision breast augmentation surgery for these circumstances will involve the removal of the scar tissue and the placement of new implants.
Breast Implant Revision and Ruptures/Leaks
Breast Implants are extremely durable and patients do not have to alter their lifestyle activities to protect them. However, it is important to remember that implants are man-made devices, and are not guaranteed to last forever. Over time, they can rupture due to natural wear and tear, or possibly because of significant trauma. Patients with saline implant rupture will likely notice a loss of volume in the breast.
However, patients with silicone implants may not notice any immediate change in their breasts with an implant rupture, especially with newer generation silicone implants that have high cohesivity. But, rather over time, they may notice a change in the shape, feel, or positioning of the silicone implant. If the silicone rupture is suspected, an MRI may help to confirm this. If a patient experiences a rupture, it is important to notify a Chelmsford plastic surgeon as soon as possible. A revision breast augmentation surgery for these circumstances will involve the removal of the ruptured implant(s) and the placement of a new implant.
Breast Implant Aesthetic Revision
Sometimes after undergoing breast augmentation, patients will notice that their breasts have changed over time, possibly due to a weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or natural aging of the breast over time. In such cases, surgery may be an option to improve the shape or symmetry. This may involve exchanging or changing the size of the implants, or performing a breast lift to improve the contour. A personal consultation is the best way to learn about these possible options.
Breast Implant Removal
In addition, some people may wish to have their breast implants removed for medically necessary reasons (e.g., breast cancer treatment) or for personal reasons not related to health conditions. The revision in such cases will involve the removal of the implants and sometimes an additional procedure to improve the overall appearance of the breasts.
What to Expect in a Consultation
Dr. Dina Eliopoulos has nearly 2 decades of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, with a reputation for dedication, surgical excellence, and professionalism. The purpose of her consultation is not to “convince you” to undergo a procedure, but to learn about your goals and educate you on your surgical options.Schedule a Consultation Today
"Dr. Eliopoulos and her staff have done an extraordinary job in making me feel comfortable with the procedure as well as helping me with my self confidence. I am so happy with the results—they look very natural and proportionate, and I feel like I was born with them! Choosing Dr. Eliopoulos was well worth the three hour drive to Chelmsford, MA. A really nice experience from consultation to one year post op!" Age: 25, Real Estate Agent, VT
What is Breast Asymmetry?
Breast asymmetry is an extremely common condition where one of the breasts is a different size or shape than the other one. This condition can cause women to feel insecure about intimacy with another, and reluctance to reveal breasts that look unbalanced or unconventional. But even in everyday situations, many women feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the way their clothing fits when their breasts are different shapes or sizes.
Breast Surgery Before & After Photos
See Dr. Eliopoulos' breast surgery before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor.
Breast Asymmetry Procedures
One of the first steps Dr. Eliopoulos will take in addressing a condition of breast asymmetry is to help you determine what size you want your breasts to be. This may involve a process of breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, or a combination of these procedures. This could depend on whether a larger breast should be reduced, or whether a smaller breast should be enhanced.
Procedures to correct breast asymmetry may or may not be covered by insurance, depending on the extent of the surgery. Contact us today to find out whether this would be the right option for you.
Learn More About Your Options for Cosmetic Surgery
For more information about breast revision and breast asymmetry surgery, be sure to contact our Chelmsford cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decision about your appearance.