For women who find themselves dissatisfied with a previous breast lift, a breast lift revision may be an extremely effective solution.
A revision procedure can correct the unexpected issues that crop up after your first surgery, creating a look more aligned with your initial expectations.
In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of breast lift revision in greater detail.
Signs of a Botched Breast Lift
Patients may choose to pursue a breast lift revision if they believe their primary surgery was ‘botched.’ This term is not typically used by clinicians but can informally be used to describe an initial surgery that has not met a patient’s original expectations.
However, it is important to recognise the common confusion about the term ‘botched’ as it is often used too broadly. There are situations where a bad outcome has nothing to do with the fault of the surgeon but with the natural risk of the surgery.
For example, a large scar due to an infection. Nevertheless, revision surgery could be done to correct it. That is to say, every botched surgery requires a revision, but not every revision is due to botched surgery.
For this reason, it’s worth specifying the reasons why somebody may seek a breast lift revision:
- Scar correction – Breast lift scars may be very noticeable, excessive, or discoloured. A revision can help to improve the appearance of these scars.
- Asymmetrical shape – Once the swelling has subsided, your breasts may have settled into a position that appears misaligned or irregular. A revision can help to produce a more symmetrical appearance of the breasts.
- Revision augmentation – A breast lift revision may be included as part of a breast augmentation revision. If a previous augmentation requires correction, another breast lift may also be required. In addition, a breast lift is also common following implant removal to reshape the remaining breast tissue.
- Other aesthetic concerns – An unsatisfactory outcome regarding the lift and reshaping of the breasts, the nipple placement, or the areola size may be addressed by a breast lift revision.
If you are experiencing any of these or other concerning problems that began after your first procedure, a breast lift revision may be right for you.
Pros and Cons of a Breast Lift Revision
Undergoing a breast lift revision has many benefits, as well as some drawbacks.
Pros of a Breast Lift Revision
- Revise Poor Scarring – When scars have healed badly, a revision surgery gives you a chance to smarten up any untidiness.
- Excise Dog Ears – Dog ears are a potential side effect of healed incisions where excess skin forms at the end of the scars. A revision can remove these.
- Correct Poorly Aligned Nipples – If your nipples have settled in an uneven position, this can also be remedied.
- Create Symmetry – The revision procedure can help re-adjust your breasts if they have settled in an asymmetrical position.
The key benefit of breast lift revision is to restore your breasts to a look that feels right to you. The surgery can sculpt, firm up, and shape your breasts in order to realise the desires left unmet by your first surgery.
Lift revision also does not require implants and, as such, will not add any additional weight to your chest.
Cons of a Breast Lift Revision
The main disadvantage of breast lift revision is that you will need to undergo major surgery, which means a period of recovery, including some time off work and exercise.
It will also be necessary to wear a compression bra for a period as your incisions heal, as well as forgoing certain clothing, such as tight T-shirts.
How Long Do You Have to Wait Before a Breast Lift Revision?
It is advisable to wait at least six months before deciding whether or not to choose a breast lift correction.
This gives your breasts the time to fully heal so that any dissatisfying elements of your first surgery can be allowed to disappear naturally, if possible.
Breast Lift Revision Procedure
The procedures used in your revision surgery will depend on the problems that need revising.
In general, your revision procedure will be very similar to your first operation. The same incisions are often used again, with care taken to ensure more satisfying results this time around.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Breast Lift Revision?
Your recovery period will be approximately that of your first surgery.
In most cases, patients are able to return to work and most activities after two weeks. But your normal exercise routine will be off-limits for at least six weeks.
When Do You See Results From a Breast Lift Revision?
It should be possible to see the results of your breast lift after 6-12 months once the swelling has subsided and your new breasts have settled into their final position.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Revision Cost?
At the CREO Clinic in London, breast lift revision starts from £8,500.
However, as each surgery is bespoke and tailored to your needs, a full cost breakdown will only be available after your initial consultation.
Is a Breast Lift Revision Worth It?
If you are suffering from the damaging effects of a poorly performed breast lift, a revision surgery can be liberating.
Through a revision procedure, your breasts can stop being a source of discomfort and concern, and you can feel a fresh sense of confidence in your body.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
If you feel you would like to further explore the possibility of a breast lift revision, book a consultation with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s breast revision specialist.
Dr. Tillo will use his extensive experience as a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon to collaborate with you on a personalised treatment plan designed specifically to meet your needs.