While patients always hope that their primary breast surgery will go smoothly without complications, occasionally, there are unsatisfactory results that must be addressed through a revision procedure. Our Beverly Hills implant revision and breast revision surgery can correct the shape, size, symmetry, or projection of the breasts.
What is breast revision?
Breast revision is the correction of any imperfections or complications that may have occurred during a primary breast augmentation, reduction, lift or reconstructive procedure. A revision can also reverse many unwanted side effects such as capsular contracture or double bubble. Some patients tend to be very anxious about undergoing a second procedure, but Dr. Zampell is able to set them at ease, imparting her knowledge and experience to empower her patients.
Who makes a good candidate for breast revision surgery in Beverly Hills?
Good candidates for breast revision surgery are healthy, both mentally and physically, and are realistic in what they expect from their surgery. The goal is improvement rather than perfection. Dr. Zampell will meet with you for a private consultation in Beverly Hills to discuss your options for breast revision. She will perform an in-depth physical evaluation and complete a review of your medical history, creating a game plan for your surgery that adheres to your wishes and provides you with some of the best breast revision surgery Torrance has to offer.
What are the most common reasons for undergoing a breast implant revision?
Malposition—Occasionally breast implants will shift either towards each other in the center, away from each other, downwards or upwards, and this malfunction is called malposition.
Asymmetry—On occasion, one breast implant will migrate, creating an unbalanced appearance in the chest.
Rippling—When patients lack sufficient breast tissue to obscure the implant, unsightly visual rippling may occur.
Implant exchange—Now and then a breast implant patient will desire to change their implant size, either going up or down a cup size.
Removal of implants—This occurs when someone who has undergone breast augmentation decides to remove their implants completely, returning to their natural breast shape.
Capsular contracture—This occurs when the capsule that holds the breast implant becomes tight and hardened, squeezing the implant and often distorting the appearance of the breast.
Dr. Zampell also provides revision for Torrance patients in other situations, such as for a previously reconstructed breast or previously lifted or reduced breast. Revision breast reconstruction is performed for women who have previously undergone breast reconstruction but desire correction of deformity, symmetry and overall appearance. The original reconstructive technique may be updated or revised using a new technique all together.
What will my recovery be like?
Breast revision surgery recovery is typically more extensive than for a primary breast augmentation procedure. Patients should plan to set aside several weeks for healing and should limit their upper body motions for at least a week. It may be good to hire a helper to assist with household chores and childcare. The breasts will settle into their new shape after about two months from your Beverly Hills implant revision. Dr. Zampell will provide a thorough aftercare plan along with pain medications to ensure total comfort and recovery.
Why choose Dr. Zampell for breast revision surgery?
Our Beverly Hills breast revision surgery requires meticulous attention to detail and an innate understanding of the complex nature of breast surgery complications. Dr. Zampell is a highly experienced and consummate breast reconstructive surgeon who studied under world-renowned pioneer Dr. Robert Allen at the Ochsner Medical Center in Louisiana. She is passionate about delivering customized results that celebrate her patients’ assets and restoring quality of life as well as a sense of personal confidence.
Dr. Zampell graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine, subsequently pursuing an elite residency in plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center. She then continued to hone her expertise with a demanding fellowship in the industrious field of microsurgery at the University of California Los Angeles.