Breast Revision Surgery

Breast Revision Surgery

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Whether you’re ordering food, shopping online, or having aesthetic surgery, no one likes to be let down by something that they put time and money into. While the first 2 have very minimal effect on our actual lives, our bodies are sacred, so disappointment can take a great toll on our wallet, self-esteem, and daily lives. Sometimes it’s the surgeon that was used, other times it may just be the way the body responds to this change, but regardless of the reason, you shouldn’t have to be unhappy with your appearance. This is where Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari in the Inland Empire can help. With Breast Revision surgery, Dr. Heidari has helped hundreds of women find peace and increased confidence in their appearance.

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What is Breast Revision Surgery?

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Breast revision, or breast augmentation revision surgery at Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari can help women who are dissatisfied with a previous breast enlargement or breast reconstruction procedure. By correcting complications or unhappiness with results stemming from your first surgical experience, Dr. Ali Heidari can perform breast revision surgery to address those concerns and provide you with the beautiful, natural-looking results you had originally hoped for. Dr. Heidari has specialty training in breast surgery procedures and is committed to helping you attain your ultimate goals.

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Conditions Treatable by Breast Revision Surgery

Capsular Contracture (breast hardness): can occur as soon as four to six weeks after the initial surgery. A capsule forms around any foreign body placed within the human body, like the breast implant. This capsule can harden in response to trauma or an infection and can be mild to very severe. Capsular contracture rates can be higher when implants are placed above the muscle rather than below the muscle. Therefore, in most cases Dr. Heidari recommends breast implants be placed under the pectoral muscle.

Capsulotomy/Capsulectomy: a procedure where the hardened capsule is opened and released or sometimes partially or totally removed. This creates a softer breast. Sometimes, removing the capsule also may reduce the incidence of recurrent scar tissue, but this is not always the case. Just because a capsule is removed, does not mean that it will not reoccur. In treating this condition, Dr. Heidari will evaluate your unique physical anatomy, your breast and chest wall, as well as the placement of your implants by your previous surgeon. Together you can decide on the best solution.

Removing or replacing breast implants: will depend upon your previous surgery. If the implants are in good shape and are not ruptured, often, they may be left in place and a new implant may not be required. However, some studies have found that capsular contracture may be associated with micro-infections; therefore, removing the implants, and replacing them with new ones after cleaning and irrigating the pocket with antibiotic solution, may help to reduce recurrent infection and capsular contracture. It is important to note that breast implants will not last forever. About 25% of women will need to have their implants replaced about 10 years after the initial surgery.

Double bubble breast deformities: can occur when an improper surgery was performed to correct breast sagging or constricted breast deformity. In these cases, two problems occur at the same time. The first problem is that there is a loss of volume in the breast, requiring a breast implant, usually a submuscular placement. Second is excess skin that needs to be removed through a breast lift. Dr. Heidari often uses a combination of augmentation and breast lifting in order to remove extra skin and give you normal-appearing breasts.

Body size and proper implant size: are important in determining the right proportions for your body. Before breast revision surgery, Dr. Heidari considers many different factors. Physical characteristics such as your weight, height, breast, and hip width affect the size of the implant needed to provide the right cup size. Along with these physical factors, Dr. Heidari also considers your lifestyle and physical goals to help you decide what implant size is appropriate for you. As a general rule, Dr. Heidari prefers full-projection implants that give you volume and lift without making your chest look heavier.

What are the Benefits of Breast Revision Surgery?

As one of the leading breast revision surgeons in the Inland Empire, Dr. Heidari has helped thousands of patients with aesthetic breast surgery. The procedure has both immediate and long-term benefits for women, such as:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Less skin irritation or chafing under the breast
  • More active lifestyle
  • Better symmetry
  • Reduced chronic pain

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Revision Surgery?

You could be a good candidate for Breast Revision Surgery in the Inland Empire have the following characteristics:

  • Concerned about the integrity or condition of your implants
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
  • Nonsmoker
  • Physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • Unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your breast implants

What’s the First Step?

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If you are in the Inland Empire area and are in need of Breast Revision surgery, the first thing you should do is research the procedure so you can have a better understanding of what it entails and the sort of questions you should ask. When you are ready, you should contact nearest Aesthetic Contours for a consultation with Dr. Heidari.

When you come in for this appointment, you will be able to address your needs and concerns about the surgery, as well as receive an examination by Dr. Heidari himself. He will ask you about your surgical and medical history, during which time you should be open and honest with him so he can make better-informed decisions. After he has all the information he needs, a custom surgical plan will be created for you. If you are happy with this direction, you will then schedule your procedure date with our Patient Coordinator. Before you leave, you will be provided with a list of tips to follow prior to your surgery.

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What to Expect on the Day of Breast Revision Surgery

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Regardless of why you’re having Breast Revision Surgery, when you come in for your procedure, it will begin with general anesthesia.

The incision Dr. Heidari makes will be entirely influenced by the condition being treated. He may use a single incision or a combination of them in order to achieve the optimal result.

  • Breast lift incision – either the vertical incision or Wise pattern incision
  • Inframammary incision – in the crease under the breast
  • Peri-areolar incision – incision part way or completely around the areola

Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Heidari will close the incisions using either sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips.

The length of your surgery is determined by what is being done but can take place anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. For a better understanding of what you will experience on the day of your surgery, please ask Dr. Heidari during your consultation with him.

Breast Revision Surgery Recovery

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Your recovery from Breast Revision will be different depending on which type of revisional surgery you have undergone, for example, implant removal typically results in some mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery; however, this can be managed with medication. Implant replacement patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the few days after the procedure, although this can also be managed with medication. Patients who have undergone implant replacement may also be fitted for a compression bra for a few weeks after surgery to help the progression of healing. In some instances, Dr. Heidari may temporarily insert a draining tube to help drain any excess fluid or blood that collects.

Breast revision surgery patients are advised not to participate in strenuous activities or activities that could strain or harm the breasts for at least six weeks after surgery. Depending on the procedure you have undergone, most patients can resume normal daily routines a few days after the procedure.

How Much Does Breast Revision Surgery Cost in the Inland Empire?

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The cost of Breast Revision Surgery in Upland, CA is decided on multiple factors, such as the condition being treated and the techniques used by Dr. Heidari. After coming in for your consultation and a surgical plan is created for you, you will be provided with a price breakdown for your treatment from beginning to end.

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Why Choose Us?

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Dr. Ali Heidari has been helping people bring out their best, most beautiful selves for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has post-graduate medical training in general, aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Heidari has garnered a wonderful reputation for his artistic eye, friendly demeanor, and knowledge of aesthetic surgery. At his convenient Inland Empire practice locations in Upland, California, Dr. Heidari surrounds himself with a team of like-minded and knowledgeable, experienced team members who all share the goal of providing our patients with safe and quality care.

Schedule Your Consultation

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If you are unhappy with the work of another plastic surgeon or are experiencing discomfort following breast surgery, Dr. Heidari is here to help! Contact our Inland Empire Aesthetic Contours location by phone or you can request a consultation through our website. There’s no more reason to live with regrets or discomfort following breast surgery. A Breast Revision can be the best decision you’ve made to live a better, more well-rounded life.

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Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.