Women may require corrective breast augmentation for a variety of reasons, both medical and cosmetic. Whether a complication has occurred, you're dissatisfied with the physical outcome of your surgery, or you've simply changed your mind about the size of your implants, corrective breast augmentation may be a great option for you.
Although most patients experience years of satisfaction following breast augmentation, breast implants are not necessarily lifetime devices, and patients may require corrective augmentation to enhance breast augmentation that that has declined aesthetically during the aging process. During your consultation with Dr. Feledy, he will work with you to achieve natural satisfying results based on your breast enhancement goals.
FAQ About Corrective Breast Augmentation
Am I a good candidate for corrective breast augmentation?
If you are dissatisfied with the results of a prior breast augmentation, then you may be a potential candidate for corrective breast augmentation. As with any cosmetic procedure, ideal candidates will possess good physical and psychological health. During the consultation process, Dr. Feledy will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for corrective breast augmentation.
How are implants replaced?
If you are having your implants removed and replaced, Dr. Feledy will likely use the same incision site as your original surgery. The implant will be removed at the site of incision and a new implant will be inserted (if desired). The incisions will then be closed with sutures and covered with surgical dressings.
How long will I be in surgery?
A typical corrective breast augmentation will be completed in less than 2 hours. In most cases, surgery will be performed under general anesthesia.
What should I expect during the recovery process?
For most patients, the recovery process will be very similar to their initial breast augmentation. You are likely to experience some swelling, bruising or discomfort following surgery. Dr. Feledy may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any significant discomfort. In most cases, you should be able to resume normal activities 1-2 weeks post-surgery.
What are some of the risks associated with corrective breast augmentation?
All surgical procedures, including corrective breast augmentation, present a certain degree of risk. In general, corrective breast augmentation is considered safe and complications are rare. Complications may include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring or asymmetry.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
If you are interested in setting up a consultation for corrective breast augmentation, Dr. Feledy has plastic surgery offices in Stafford and Chevy Chase. Please call 540-891-0040 to speak with a staff member at our Stafford office, or 301-654-5666 to reach our Chevy Chase office.