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Am a I Good Candidate for Breast Revision?

breast revision los angelesBreast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the nation¹, but not every woman’s experience is completely satisfying. In some cases, patients may desire a second breast surgery to improve or modify their original results, especially if the breast implants are positioned unnaturally or they suffer from implant deflation. Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Petti, has extensive experience performing breast revision on individuals who are dissatisfied with their previous outcome, and she is routinely petitioned for input on difficult cases.

There are many reasons to consider breast revision surgery, and Dr. Petti will carefully consider each patient’s unique concerns and expressed goals when determining if she makes a good candidate for the procedure. Some of the motivations for undergoing a breast revision include:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Asymmetry
  • Unnatural implant position
  • Dissatisfaction with implant size
  • Desire to switch from saline to silicone implants
  • Implant deflation
  • Implant rippling

Other factors Dr. Petti typically considers include the patient’s overall health and expectation for the outcome. She strives to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses the unique anatomical needs and aspirations of the individual. To do this, she will explore the reasons for dissatisfaction in detail to best achieve the desired results.

Through her extensive experience over years of performing revisional breast implant surgery, Dr. Petti has developed customized surgical maneuvers that help to restore a natural shape to the breast. She designs and supports a breast implant pocket in such a way that it permits restoration of cleavage, positions the breast on the chest rather than off to the side and gives a natural curve to the outer breast that restores a youthful fullness to the breast.

If you wish to speak with Dr. Petti personally about breast revision surgery, or if you have additional questions about the procedure, please contact us today.

¹ American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report

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