As with any other breast surgery procedure involving breast implants, incisions, scarring and changing skin; there can be need for revision. Time, genetics, body structure, implant size, type of implant are all weighing factors, which can lead a woman to opt for breast enhancement surgery. Studies have shown that twenty-five percent of all women who have cosmetic breast surgery will want additional surgery within three to five years after their initial procedure. Revision breast surgery can be extremely complicated and should only be trusted in the hands of a specialist and expert. Dr. Mashhadian has earned a leading practice in Beverly Hills, 90210 and has been serving patients throughout the Los Angeles area, including Santa Monica, Hollywood, and beyond. He has the expertise and the experience to address any concerns with patience and diligence to surgically correct issues related to breast implants.
Whether you have had your breast implants for the suggested 10 year period and are ready for a swap, have the desire to go from saline to silicone or vice-versa, in need of a lift or repositioning of the nipple due to breast atrophy or you’re just unhappy with your previous procedure…Rodeo Surgical Art is here to guide you through every step to the best possible result in breast revision surgery. Breast revision is a delicate process because you are dealing with changing breast tissue mass as well as maintaining a natural appearance and sustaining sensitivity. Dr. Mashhadian has privileges in multiple surgical facilities in Beverly Hills, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Rancho Cucamonga and Inland Empire. There are several reasons to perform a breast revision surgery based on the implants alone. These include: capsule contracture, ruptured implant, rippling, bottoming out and more. Please feel free to contact our office at 310-997-4988 to schedule your consultation and address any questions or concerns.
Beverly Hills Breast Revision Surery for Capsule Contracture
Capsular contracture, also commonly known as scar formation within the pocket, is one of the most popular reasons for patients to seek treatment. This excess of scar tissue will become noticeable and cause hardening of the breast implant, inability for the implant to move within the pocket and at its final stage creates a noticeable and unsightly aesthetic result.
The capsule is formed with three elements – collagen, fibroblast and blood vessels. Capsular contractor risk is increased with smoking, hematoma, seroma and subglander placement. Current research also indicates that capsular contracture may be associated with micro contamination, the bacterium staphylococcus aures, staphylococcus epidermis and may also be linked to an inflammatory process. Removal of the capsule often occurs with the replacement of the implant concurrently. The medical classification ranges from Baker Grade I-IV with Baker Classification as the most popular.
- Grade I: Soft, implants move within pocket freely
- Grade II: Palpable hardening, no visible changes
- Grade III: Palpable hardening and visible changes
- Grade IV: Palpable hardening and visible changes, deformity, and discomfort
There are various methods of treatment such as medical and surgical options. These include Herbal treatments, medications such as Accolate, and surgical treatments such as Closed or Open Capsulotomy or Capsulectomy. Your visit with Dr. Mashhadian and the renowned Rodeo Surgical Art will be custom tailored towards the best treatment options for you.
Ruptured implant is a common complication and can cause deflation or leakage along with a need to change the breast implant. Dr. Mashhadian is an expert in ruptured implant breast revision surgery.
Saline breast implant rupture may occur either slowly or rapidly causing immediate visible deflation. Silicone implant leakage may be more challenging to detect and may require an MRI image because this is so critical to a patient’s health.
Dr. Mashhadian recommends removal and replacement of the ruptured or deflated implants as soon as possible. At minimum, within 2 weeks of discovery to prevent pocket changes and decrease chance of scar formation.
Rippling appears as wrinkles under the breast skin and surrounding the implant cause unsightly marks and lines, as well as a look of aging. This is most commonly associated with saline and texture breast implants and may easily be corrected by converting saline implants to silicone breast implants.
Beverly Hills Breast Revision Surgery for Size Change
Desire to change size, shape, or to switch from saline to silicone or vice versa are other reasons patients seek out breast revision surgery. Though woman considering a reduction in size should keep in mind that there are may be possible undesirable affects to consider, Dr. Mashhadian will go over all the possible pros and cons of this procedure during your in-person consultation. In some cases, due to larger and heavier implants the breasts may have been unable to support the weight of the implants and result in the need for Mastopexy or breast lift to correct the appearance of sagging.
Bottoming Out is a term used when the implants are sitting too low on the chest. This may be the result of a surgical problem, or overtime the implant stretching the supporting tissue structure. Surgical correction is challenging but the only option to correct this issue. Bottoming Out is corrected by performing a capsulorrhaphy where placements of permanent sutures are used to recreate a new inframammary fold.
Beverly Hills Breast Revision Surgery for Double Bubble Breast Deformity
Double Bubble Breast Deformity is a post surgical complication after breast augmentation wherein the implants drops behind natural fold or the imframmary fold, rather than forward to the fold creating an unnatural indentation.
Some patients such as those who have selected breast implants that are too large, have had poorly positioned implants, or women with tuberous breasts (those with limited distance between the nipple and breast fold) are at a greater risk of developing double bubble deformity.
Dr. Mashhadian’s approach to correcting this deformity includes: reposition the breast fold, surgical release of any scar tissue in the lower aspect of the implant pocket, along with treatment of capsular contracture as needed, removal and replacement of implant with appropriated implant and size, and necessitating mastopexy or breast lift.
Beverly Hills Breast Revision Surgery for Symmastia
Symmastia, also known as “una-boob”, is a condition when the breast implants sit too close together at the sternum, the midline of the chest. This is one of the more challenging deformities to correct. This condition is usually associated with over aggression surgical release of the chest muscle, the pectoris. Dr. Mahhadian may have to perform one or combination of surgical treatments to correct this condition; these may include capsulorrhaphy, onlay AlloDerm graft, change of pockets, change from saline to silicone, as well as size and profile on the implant.
Being able to choose your breast appearance and size can often make women feel in control of how their most feminine attributes appear to the rest of the world. How women look, feel and fit into their wardrobe, shapes their confidence and self-esteem. If there’s dissatisfaction with size, shape or overall look and feel one’s breasts and/or implants, self-confidence can drop tremendously. No matter what you are unhappy about with your previous breast surgery visiting Rodeo Surgical Art in Beverly Hills, CA can make a huge difference. Dr. Mashhadian is an expert in breast revision surgery and will examine the symmetry, appearance and health of your previous procedure and construct a treatment plan that will have you looking better than ever before.
To discuss whether breast revision is the right plastic surgery procedure for you, please call 310-997-4988 today for your initial consultation with Dr. David Mashhadian.
Taking the Next Step Toward Revision Surgery in Beverly Hills
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