Revision Breast Augmentation Houston
Breast augmentation is a permanent enlargement of the breast with saline-filled or silicone implants. There are many sizes of implants. Implants can be smooth or textured, round or anatomically shaped. The implant can also be placed under or above the chest muscle. During a consultation at Bayview Plastic Surgery, patients have the opportunity to discuss all of the options regarding the size and type of implant to use if replacing an implant, depending on their concerns, size of their breasts and shape.
Implant Exchange Surgery is an outpatient procedure. A general anesthesia is used for this surgery. The actual surgical time will vary with the amount of surgery necessary for each patient. An Implant Exchange usually requires about an hour.
What To Expect After Surgery
After surgery patients have a special dressing that will stay on until their post-operative visit the following day. Patients may have pain or nausea for 24 hours after surgery. This pain subsides to a pressure-like discomfort by 48-72 hours. Patients are given prescription pain medication before their surgery.
After this initial post-operative visit, patients wear a soft cotton jogging or runner bra for 24 hours a day for 3-4 weeks. Patients may take a shower after 48 hours. Normal activities can be resumed immediately, and light exercise (walking) maybe resumed after two weeks.
Patients must remember that before they see the improvement they are expecting, they will go through a standard post-operative period in which they will look quite battered and bruised. The implants will appear “high-riding.” The implants appear this way from the swelling and muscle spasms. They will gradually settle, sometimes taking 1-4 weeks. In some patients, there is a slight emotional depression while they anxiously await final results. This is quite normal and should not be alarming. Fortunately, this period usually passes rather quickly.
Stitch removal begins 10-14 days after surgery. Removing stitches is quick and uncomplicated.
Dr. Rich routinely sees all breast surgery patients annually, at which time post-operative photos are taken.
If you should have any other questions about surgery, please call the office at (281) 286-1000.