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Breast Revision Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Steps

Breast revision surgery allows a patient the opportunity to replace or remove breast implants in the future according to her needs. Steps involved in breast revision surgery will not be very different from the original augmentation mammaplasty. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various steps of the procedure.

The patient should feel free to ask questions about the procedure, and make a well-considered choice. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides breast revision surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other cities and suburbs in The Yellowhammer State.



The surgeon may perform breast revision using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. This will be determined prior to the procedure. Once the patient is brought into the surgery room, she will be placed under anesthesia before the procedure is initiated.

General anesthesia will be performed by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. They will mostly remain present in the surgery room through the procedure to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia. The patient will be unconscious, will feel no pain, and have no recollection of the procedure when she wakes up from anesthesia.


Incision Placement

The surgeon will discuss the patient’s incision preferences during the customized surgery planning. If similar size and shape of implants are used to replace the old ones, the surgeon will use the old incision lines so that no new scarring is created. The implants will be placed in the existing breast pockets with minimal tissue modification.

But if the new implants are larger or smaller than the previous implants, or their shape is different, some tissue modification to adjust the breast pockets will be required. New placement of incisions may also be necessary. In any case, the surgeon will ensure that the incisions are placed in discreet, natural creases to minimize scarring.


Implant Insertion

Through the incisions, the surgeon will insert the new implants into the breast pockets. This step is easier in case of saline implants, which can be inserted in a deflated shape, and filling can be done after that. In any case, ultra cohesive and soft silicone implants can also be inserted comfortably through the incisions.

The implants will be adjusted into their desired position above or below the pectoral muscle as per the pre-determined surgery plan.


Incision Closure

Once the new implants are placed into correct position, the surgeon will close the incisions using dissolvable or removable sutures. Temporary drain tubes may be placed below the incision sites to collect excess blood and fluid. Both the sutures and drains may be removed at the same time in about seven to 10 days.


Breast Lift

An additional step of breast lift surgery may have to be performed in some cases where the breast tissue is significantly drooping, or where the patient wants breast implant removal instead of replacement. Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other communities and neighborhoods in this fabulous and tremendous state of Alabama for breast revision surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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