• Revised Breast Augmentation

Introduction

Revised Breast Augmentation is done if you have had a previous breast implant surgery and desire a size change, a revision augmentation is necessary. Additionally a revision is the only means of correcting problems associated with rippling, implant rupture or excess scar formation termed capsular contracture. Revisional breast surgery attempts to restore breasts that are soft and symmetrical. Revisional surgery usually consists of either removing the scar tissue that inevitably forms around an implant, called a capsulectomy, or releasing the scar tissue, called a capsulotomy. These two procedures attempt to recreate the pocket or space where the implant sits and thereby restore a more

natural feel and appearance. In some cases a revision can be performed through your previous scars but often time’s additional incisions are necessary particularly if excess skin is to be removed at the same time.

Depending on how long your implants have been in place, it may be advisable to replace them with a new set of implants.

Operation Time:

1-3 hours.

Types of anesthesia use:

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia.

Hospital/clinic stay:

1 night

Days to Stay in Thailand:

7-14 days

Pre-Operation
  • Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
  • Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
  • Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
  • Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
Risks and complications

The risks of breast implants and complications after breast augmentation include:

unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, poor healing of incisions, changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent, capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant, implant leakage or rupture, wrinkling of the skin over the implant, anesthesia risks, fluid accumulation, blood clots, pain, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, possibility of revisional surgery.