Breast Revision | Breast Implant Removal

Breast Revision | Breast Implant Removal in Baton Rouge, LA

Breast revision can restore your breasts’ position to improve your overall figure, appearance, and well-being. A customized procedure with Dr. Robyn Daugherty will help you achieve your aesthetic goals with quality surgical care and attention to your needs.

If you’d like to learn more about breast revision surgery in Baton Rouge, LA, contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! At our office in Baton Rouge, we serve plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Louisiana. 

What Is a Breast Revision?

Breast revision is a term that refers to procedures intended to exchange or remove older breast implants. Since breast implants are not lifelong devices, they typically need attention every 10 to 20 years to ensure their integrity.

Typically, the goal of a breast revision is to update implant materials and enhance breast appearance by: 

  • Repositioning the implants
  • Increasing or decreasing implant size 
  • Enhancing new shape

Though the primary objective of breast revision is to remove or exchange older implants, breast revision surgery may also include other procedures, such as a lift or reduction.  

What Are the Benefits of Breast Revision or Breast Implant Removal?

Over a breast implant’s life span, the implants and overlying skin change, affecting the appearance and feel of your breasts. By exchanging old implants for those with new, improved materials, breast revision procedures can restore and enhance breast appearance and feel. 

Since each patient is unique, breast revision surgery is a highly customized procedure. There are many reasons women consider exchanging or removing their breast implants, including:

  • Adjusting the size of breasts and implants
  • Addressing discomfort from hardened scar tissue
  • Correcting any other implant-associated pain
  • Resolving implant migration, leak, or rupture
  • Updating the type or style of implants
  • You no longer want implants

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Breast Revision?

Generally, candidates for Baton Rouge breast revision surgery include patients in overall good health who are looking to enhance breast implant appearance, are experiencing pain, or are concerned about implant integrity.  Dr. Daugherty recommends breast revision candidates:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be at a healthy, stable weight
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before surgery
  • Be finished with childbearing and breastfeeding
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the surgical risks
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Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

Your Breast Implant Removal Consultation

As a busy surgeon, wife, and mom, Dr. Daugherty appreciates how valuable your time is. During each consultation, she’ll ask you questions about your goals and concerns. She will review the details, risks, and benefits of breast revision procedures and will honestly explain which options can best address your unique situation. During your Baton Rouge breast revision consultation, Dr. Daugherty will conduct a thorough examination, including:

  • Current breast size and shape 
  • Desired breast implant size and shape
  • Quality of breast tissue and skin
  • Allergies or medical conditions 
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications and mammogram results
  • Family history of breast cancer

After your consultation, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you feel comfortable making decisions about your breast revision. With high-quality care, compassion, and dedication to each patient, Dr. Daugherty should be your choice for exceptional breast implant exchange in Baton Rouge.

Choosing Dr. Daugherty as Your Breast Implant Removal Provider

For a perfectionist like Dr. Daugherty, providing excellent results that enrich her patients’ lives is a calling. She will work closely with you to understand your needs and lifestyle and tailor a surgical plan accordingly, making her the best breast revision in Baton Rouge.

What Can I Expect During a Baton Rouge Breast Revision Procedure?

Dr. Daugherty will customize your breast implant exchange procedure to provide optimal results. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In and Anesthesia
Plan to arrive about an hour before your procedure. After our team has welcomed you and checked you in, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, then perform surgical markings. Once you are safely under sedation, Dr. Daugherty will begin your breast revision procedure.
Breast Revision Procedure
Dr. Daugherty will begin your breast revision procedure by creating small, well-concealed incisions along the lower fold of each breast and around or below your areolas. Based on your anatomy, Dr. Daugherty will determine which technique is most appropriate for removing the implant and the breast capsule, if necessary. If you are replacing breast implants, Dr. Daugherty will create small incisions to place the new implants. She uses the Keller Funnel method for implant insertion, leading to a safe, no-touch procedure with smaller incisions.
Breast Revision Aftercare
Breast revision is an outpatient surgery, so you’ll need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first few days. You may have prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. For approximately four to six weeks, you will need to wear a surgical bra or sports bra to support your breasts, minimize swelling, and help your body adjust to its new contours. Typically, most patients take one week off from work. After this time, you can resume most of your regular daily activities, but should continue avoiding exercise and heavy lifting until four to six weeks post-surgery.
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Schedule Your Breast Revision in Baton Rouge Consultation Today!

Refresh your figure and renew your self-confidence with the long-lasting results you get from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best breast revision surgeons in Baton Rouge!  Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA Breast Revision | Breast Implant Removal

Breast revision procedures are extremely individualized, so the cost of your surgery will depend on your individual needs and aesthetic goals. At your consultation, Dr. Daugherty’s team will give you a breakdown of the costs.

Patients may experience swelling and bruising following a breast revision, disguising your true results. It may take several weeks for swelling to resolve, scars to diminish, and sensations to restore. Your breasts may take six months to a year to feel normal and for results to finalize.

Individual results of a breast implant removal vary based on: 

  • Implant size 
  • Scar tissue quantity 
  • Quality and quantity of remaining breast tissue

Most patients do not have a lengthy recovery period following breast revision and can return to many sedentary jobs within a week or two. However, continue to avoid strenuous physical activities for approximately four to six weeks.

You can resume your usual daily routine in approximately one to two weeks. Please steer clear of all heavy lifting and any activities that involve your chest muscles until Dr. Daugherty approves you to do so.

Dr. Daugherty will sometimes use Galaflex®, an internal bra made of mesh, to help with thin tissues and prevent implant migration. However, the use of this internal mesh entirely depends upon the patients’ circumstances. Dr. Daugherty will only employ this device for operations where it is needed to achieve the best result. 

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