Revision Breast Surgery Fort Worth
Dr. Strock is well-known in the plastic surgery community for his expertise in revision breast surgery in Fort Worth, and physicians often refer their challenging revision cases to him. Revision surgery can be more complicated than the initial procedure and requires someone with special interest and experience to achieve optimal outcomes.
Women who undergo breast augmentation at Dr. Strock’s Fort Worth practice have the choice of today’s best breast implants, and they typically enjoy beautiful results for many years. However, women also come to him after breast augmentation elsewhere, or after experiencing aesthetic changes over time, for revision breast surgery to replace their breast implants and improve their appearance.
Request a consultation online or call our office at 817-335-1616 to have a member of his friendly staff help schedule an appointment.
When to Consider Revision Surgery
Women seek revision breast surgery for a range of reasons, which may include a desire to change the size or shape of their implants, or because their breasts have changed physically as the result of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging. Patients also turn to Dr. Strock when they are not happy with the results from previous breast enhancement procedures or a result that has just deteriorated over time.
How the breasts look after breast augmentation depends upon the position of the implants in relation to the breast tissue. Aesthetic changes can occur if the breast tissue begins to drop to a lower position, either because of gravity or changes to the capsule created when the implants were initially inserted.
Sometimes breast implants ultimately settle into a position lower or in a different position than originally intended when they were first placed.
Dr. Strock will work with you to address your specific issues relative to device type, size, position, and breast tissue depending upon your specific needs. There are many reasons why patients consider breast revision surgery.
Change in Implant Size or Shape
Your aesthetic ideals may change over time. That is actually one of the most common reasons for revision breast implant surgery. You may decide that a particular breast size or shape that appealed to you at the time of your primary breast augmentation procedure is no longer as desirable. If your cosmetic goals have changed you can consult with Dr. Strock about exchanging your implants to get results that match your current aesthetic goals.
Newer Breast Implants
The latest in breast implant technology allows us to offer a wide range of options, that can include choices of implant shape (round vs. anatomic or teardrop), surface (smooth vs. textured), profile/projection (high profile, moderate plus profile, or moderate profile), and filler material (cohesive silicone gel or highly cohesive silicone gel or saline).
Dr. Strock has extensive experience with highly cohesive shaped gel implants (also known as “form stable” or “gummy bear” implants) and frequently uses these devices for implant replacement, with the increased gel thickness dictating shape to the overlying breast tissue, allowing for choices in width, height, and projection.
Increased firmness, or capsular contracture, can occur when there is abnormal thickening of the tissue capsule that forms around a breast implant. In this situation, an additional procedure to divide, release, or remove the implant capsule may be needed with possible replacement of the breast implant. Breast lift can also play an important role in helping to reposition breast tissue at the time of implant replacement, thus achieving an optimal aesthetic outcome in these patients.
Your Revision Breast Procedure
Dr. Strock develops a surgical plan based on the specific reasons the patient is seeking a secondary breast implant procedure. He discusses the very personal and individual reasons motivating the patient’s decision during the consultation. Dr. Strock clearly explains the various surgical options – including implant alternatives, incision location, and implant placement – and will recommend what he considers the best plan based on his expertise. In certain cases, a patient decides to have the implants removed without being replaced. In many situations, Dr. Strock may recommend a breast lift if needed to reposition low tissue to regain an aesthetically pleasing shape.
Secondary breast enhancement is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Strock and his team will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions that, if followed, will help you to a quick and comfortable recovery and return to your normal activity.
Routine follow-up visits with Dr. Strock and his team will be scheduled to help you with your recovery. You will also receive specific instructions to help you to safely resume your exercise routines for both cardio and any weight lifting as needed. Included in these instructions will be specific guidance on optimal bra support to help stabilize your implants.
How Much Does Revision Breast Surgery Cost?
Revision breast surgery varies in price. Its cost is dependent on the exact details of each case, including the techniques involved, the time required to perform the surgery, and the patient’s reasons for getting secondary breast enhancement.
Arrange Your Consultation
To learn more about revision breast surgery in Fort Worth, contact our office and set up an appointment with Dr. Louis Strock. Dr. Strock will be happy to help you get the breast enlargement results you deserve.