Turn Regret into Renewal

Do you find yourself grappling with dissatisfaction or regret over previous cosmetic breast surgery outcomes, such as asymmetry, implant malposition, or undesired breast size or shape? At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand the profound impact these concerns can have on your emotional well-being. Dr. Kye Higdon's extensive expertise in aesthetic breast surgery and his compassionate approach to patient care ensure that you receive personalized attention and tailored solutions to address your unique needs and goals. With breast revision, you can find solace in the opportunity to correct past concerns and achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire, restoring your confidence and sense of self as you move into a brighter future.

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What Is Revision Breast Surgery?

Revision breast surgery, also known as breast implant revision or corrective breast surgery, including implant exchange, is a specialized procedure aimed at addressing complications, dissatisfaction, or changes that have arisen following a previous cosmetic breast surgery.  Dr. Kye Higdon has a wealth of experience, having had the privilege of caring for thousands of women with breast surgery needs in his career.  This surgery may involve the removal, replacement, or adjustment of breast implants, or it could address and correct any aesthetic concerns such as asymmetry, animation deformity, implant malposition, breast shape with which you are dissatisfied, or undesirable scarring.  In some cases, breast implants, which are not lifetime devices, have started to extend past their recommended timeline and need to be considered for replacement.  Breast revision is tailored to each patient's specific needs and goals, offering a customized approach to achieve optimal breast contour and symmetry. Whether it's resolving complications, updating implant size or type, or enhancing the overall appearance of the breasts, revision breast surgery provides individuals with the opportunity to achieve the desired outcome and restore confidence in their breast aesthetics.

The Benefits of Revision Breast Surgery

Breast revision surgery offers the opportunity to achieve improved breast aesthetics. In your breast revision surgery in Nashville & Franklin, TN consutltation at Higdon Plastic Surgery, you will learn more nuanced details about your revision breast surgery recommendations, but overall, many patients are able to achieve enhancement and improvement in these areas:

Correct Complications

Resolve complications such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, implant malposition, or implant rippling for enhanced breast health and appearance.

Undergo Implant Exchange

Adjust implant size, shape, or material to better suit your body proportions, preferences, and lifestyle for a more natural and harmonious breast appearance. Or update your implants that may be pushing past the recommended lifespan of the implants, as these are not lifetime devices for women.

Restore Breast Symmetry

Achieve balanced and symmetrical breasts by addressing differences in size, shape, or position between the breasts, enhancing overall breast aesthetics and proportions.

Enhance Self-Confidence

Experience improved self-esteem and body image by achieving desired breast aesthetics and addressing concerns or insecurities related to previous breast augmentation outcomes.

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Is Revision Breast Surgery Right for Me?

Revision breast surgery may be suitable for individuals who have undergone previous breast cosmetic surgery but are now experiencing complications, dissatisfaction with their breast appearance, or changes in their aesthetic goals. Ideal candidates for breast revision in Nashville & Franklin, TN at Higdon Plastic Surgery may have symptoms such as implant malposition, capsular contracture, implant rupture, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the size or shape of their breasts. 

Additionally, those seeking to undergo implant exchange or address issues with their previous augmentation may benefit from revision surgery. The best way to determine if breast revision is right is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Higdon and his team at Higdon Plastic Surgery. During this appointment, Dr. Higdon can evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

What to Expect The Revision Breast Surgery Procedure

During a revision breast surgery procedure, we begin by making an incision, typically in the same location as the previous breast augmentation incision. The specific incision pattern may vary, depending on your anatomy, the reason for revision, and the desired outcome. Once the incision is made, Dr. Higdon carefully accesses the breast implant and surrounding tissue, assessing the existing condition and identifying any issues that need to be addressed. Depending on the nature of the revision, he may remove and replace the implant, adjust the implant pocket, remove scar tissue (capsulectomy), or perform other necessary modifications to achieve the desired result. Implant exchange may involve changing the implant's size, shape, or material to suit your aesthetic goals better or address complications. Many patients need to have a concurrent mastopexy (breast lift) or reduction, and some may even need fat grafting or scar revisions to achieve their ideal result.  Throughout the procedure, Dr. Higdon prioritizes precision and attention to detail to ensure optimal outcomes for every patient. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the complexity of the revision and any additional procedures performed but typically ranges from two to three hours. Revision breast surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

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Revision Breast Surgery Recovery

Following revision breast surgery, you can expect a period of recovery before returning to normal activities. Initially, there may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the breasts, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing a supportive surgical bra. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery. Following our provided postoperative instructions is essential, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or overhead reaching for several weeks to allow proper healing.

Patients typically return to light activities within a week or two. Still, full recovery may take several weeks to months as swelling subsides and the breasts settle into their new position. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon are crucial to monitor healing progress, address concerns, and ensure optimal outcomes. Our team is dedicated to supporting patients throughout their recovery journey and ensuring they feel confident and satisfied with their results – so please reach out with any questions that may arise while healing.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, located in Franklin, TN, just a short drive from Nashville, we understand the emotional journey that comes with seeking revision breast surgery. With Dr. Higdon's extensive aesthetic plastic surgery background and our dedicated team's compassionate care, we are prepared to act as your trusted guide on the journey to a renewed sense of self. Whether you're looking to address complications, undergo implant exchange, enhance your breast contour, or regain confidence in your appearance, we tailor your revision breast procedure according to your unique needs and goals. Please schedule a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery today to discover how we can help you achieve your best renewed breast contour. Conveniently located in Franklin, TN, with easy access to our neighboring districts of Brentwood and Cool Springs.

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