There are various reasons why women who undergo a primary breast enhancement surgery may require an additional revision procedure. If you feel that you may benefit from a breast enhancement revision, Dr. Minniti can help you achieve your desired results. Our warm and welcoming staff makes every patient feel as if she is part of the family; patient care is our number one goal. Dr. Minniti performs all procedures in an outpatient surgery center that is accredited by both independent (AAASF) and Federal agencies (Medicare).
With board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and membership in both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Minniti offers patients the opportunity to correct any unwanted problems that may have resulted from a previous breast enlargement surgery. Dr. Minniti has a special focus in breast augmentation and breast lift revision surgery, dedicating more than half his practice to these surgeries.
What Constitutes A Breast Revision?
A “corrective cosmetic enhancement,” breast augmentation revision is a procedure performed to correct problems from former breast enhancement surgeries including, but not limited to:
- Capsular contracture
- Implant malposition
- Breast Asymmetry
- Wrong implant size
- Suboptimal nipple position
- Suboptimal breast shape
Capsular contracture is the most common complication that leads to revision surgery. Scientific evidence suggests that capsular contracture is triggered most commonly by bacterial contamination of the implant at the time of the original surgery. When replacing implants due to capsular contracture, Dr. Minniti treats the capsule and implant together to prevent re-contamination of the submuscular pocket. This can minimizes the risk capsular contraction a second time. Additional information regarding Breast Augmentation Surgery (“Augmentation Mammoplasty”) revision can be obtained during a consultation.
Implant malposition is also a very common problem. The causes of implant malposition are many, and include capsular contracture, asymmetric pocket creation at the time of surgery, and unpredictable healing. There are two techniques that Dr. Minniti uses to correct this problem. Capsulorrhaphy is a technique that modifies the capsule by closing it down around the edges to constrict its size and limit the implant’s ability to settle into that unwanted space. This is occasionally done in conjunction with placement of a special product known as ‘acellular dermal matrix’ or ADM. These are sheets of woven collagen that help support the repair of the capsulorrhaphy as well as increasing the distance between the implant and the skin, limiting unwanted rippling.