Why is a breast revision necessary?
A breast revision may be necessary for a number of reasons, including:
Increase or decrease the size of your breasts
In many cases, women want to change the size of their breasts after an initial surgery – either making them smaller or larger to achieve the desired cosmetic result.
Correct poorly positioned implants
A common complication among inexperienced surgeons, are placing implants too close together or too far apart making them look unnatural, creating an undesirable cosmetic outcome.
Treat capsular contracture
One of the most significant breast implant complications, capsular contracture results in hard, distorted and painful breasts. This can cause an unattractive cosmetic effect, and require a breast revision surgery to correct the issue.
Address implant rippling
When you can see visible wrinkles and folds in the implant through the skin, it’s called “implant rippling,” and it can be extremely embarrassing. Fortunately, Dr. Schwartz is vastly experienced in correcting this issue and restoring a smooth and natural appearance.
An overview of a breast revision surgery
To prepare for your Thousand Oaks breast revision, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect before, during and after surgery during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate the complications that have led you to seek out this procedure, before making recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.
To begin your actual breast revision procedure, one of our board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure complete comfort and safety. Dr. Schwartz will then re-open your original incision and address any issues that need correcting. For example:
- If implant rippling has occurred, resulting in wrinkles and folds that are visible through the skin,
Dr. Schwartz will carefully remove the implant, before placing a new one to ensure it is effectively
covered by breast tissue. Newer implants, and techniques like fat grafting to the breast can help improve
- If you decide to change the size of your breasts, Dr. Schwartz will either make the breast implant
“pocket” larger or smaller so it can accommodate your new, ideally sized implant.
- If capsular contracture has occurred, Dr. Schwartz will remove the hardened scar tissue and the
original implant. He will then place a new implant in such a way so as to prevent this complication from
- If your implants are poorly positioned, Dr. Schwartz will create new “pockets” for your implants,
carefully moving your breasts to a more natural and attractive position. Some patients may need more
appropriately sized or shaped implants to help this situation.
Once any complications have been addressed and your ideal chest has been sculpted during your Calabasas breast revision, Dr. Schwartz will expertly close the incisions to minimize any scarring.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo a breast revision with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
A nationally recognized breast revision surgeon.
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural, with among the finest breast revision Westlake Village has available.
A leading national authority in his field, Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in breast enhancement and other plastic surgery procedures is beyond compare. He’s a national educator for Sientra and Mentor Corporations breast implants and routinely trains other leading surgeons on how to achieve optimal results during their procedures. He also teaches his techniques and procedures on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.