In all reality, a female’s decision on whether to have Breast Revision Surgery done is not all cut and dried. There are many factors that the female needs to consider. Is the Breast Augmentation being done for self-esteem reasons, or is it a medical need? Is she choosing the augmentation for the right reason, can she financially afford this procedure and the follow up appointments as needed? Has the surgeon explained the ramifications; both positive and negative, to the prospective patient?
The main reasons for considering Breast Revision Surgery are for self-esteem, body image and sexual satisfaction. The patient’s may have micromastia, which is that the breasts did not grow, leaving two nipples on a flat chest wall. Another reason would be to medically repair asymmetrical breasts. The breasts could be two different sizes and do not match in any sense (see examples at this link). This would lead the woman to have feelings of deformity.
Self-esteem and the patient’s mental rationale about the Breast Revision Surgery are highly important. Over time, the breasts change, they may not have finished developing by the time a female is 18 years old. On the other spectrum, nursing after birth and post-menopausal changes will impact the breasts and their shape and size. For this reason, a woman cannot be sure that hers will not change and serious consideration should be given. If the woman exhibits signs of a fragile sense of self, Breast Revision Surgery will not repair the underlying issues. Breast augmentation will not change a fragile sense of self-worth or self-esteem.
The cost of Breast Revision Surgery is not a one-time fee, there will come a time in the woman’s future that replacement or removal must be done. The patient will need to ensure that the health insurance she carries will cover the original cost and also any future post operation appointments and follow up appointments.
There are two types of implants that can be used. The implant could be a silicone, saline or another composite material. These are used to change the shape or give uplift to the breasts. The implant is surgically placed under the chest muscles or breast tissue. The implant is inserted through a small incision in one of three locations; around the nipple, in the crease line under the breast or through an incision in the armpit. The patient has a choice of general or local anesthesia. Post-surgery procedures are routine; there should be no driving for the first 24 hours, the patient is given pain pills to reduce the pain, and no strenuous activity for the first 6 weeks after surgery.
Breast Revision Surgery can build the self-esteem of any woman, when done for the right reasons. Schedule a consultation with San Francisco Breast Revision Expert Dr. Delgado for more information.