Breast Revision
—In Miami—

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What is Breast Revision with Areola Reduction and Nipple Correction?

Many women decide to have breast augmentation because they are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts. Unless there were complications, the majority of women are happy with the results.

Unfortunately, sometimes there are cases where the results were not as expected or that things went wrong with the implants over time which result in the need for a Breast Revision in Miami. Here are some of the problems that can occur: 

  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic appearance
  • Rippling of the implant
  • Implant rupture
  • Dissatisfaction of appearance and size of the implants
  • Scar tissue around the breast implants (capsular contracture)
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Breast Revision FAQS

Am I a good candidate for a breast revision?

Any woman who is unhappy with her current implants for one reason or another or is looking to make a lifestyle change is a great candidate for our Miami Breast Revision procedure. You should be in good physical health, be a non-smoker and have a stable weight.

When can I exercise again after a breast revision?

It really depends on the extent of your surgery and how active you are. The more in shape you are, the shorter your recovery period will be. You will definitely need to take it easy at first and get plenty of rest. Most active women can start more intense cardio after a couple of weeks, and resume all activities after six weeks.

What are the risks with a breast revision?

Breast implant revisions have been proven to be safe. But any surgery carries some potential complications, and with Breast Revision, these can include skin loss or discoloration, seroma, scarring, numbness, issues with the healing of the incisions, hematoma, deep vein thrombosis, capsular contracture, bleeding, or a bad reaction to anesthesia.

When can I expect to see the full results of a breast revision?

It will take at least six weeks for the swelling to subside substantially. In the meantime, your breasts will begin to feel softer. Allow a year for your breasts to fully settle into place to see the full and symmetrical results.

What is Areola Reduction and Nipple Correction?

The areolas are the large pigmented area that surrounds the nipples. They differ in size and color for each woman. Because areolas can be different sizes, they can make some women feel self-conscious and affect their self-confidence. Sometimes, there can be one areola that is disproportionate to the other one.

When it comes to nipples, a woman may have long or droopy nipples along with her puffy or enlarged areola. Nipples can be a source of pain and discomfort due to their size. Dr. Z performs areola reduction for mainly aesthetic needs. Nipple reduction may be required to improve the overall aesthetic outcome.

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Breast Revision Procedure

Prior to the surgery, Dr. Z will mark the area where the incisions will take place. The Breast Revision will be the larger portion of the surgery. Expect the treated area to be tender at first.  The implants will be removed and replaced. Since breast sizes can be different or may have been affected by the aging process, the areola and nipple may need to be relocated. This is why areola reduction and nipple correction are best done with breast revision procedures

Dr. Zuriarrain will cut a circle around the nipple, with a second concentric incision, before removing the donut piece of tissue. The nipple can be corrected before permanent sutures are used to close all of the incisions. Once all these procedures are complete, the areola will be a new size and in a natural position on your breasts.

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You can feel confident that you will receive the best of care with us. Dr. Z is an experienced plastic surgeon with a proven safety record. He and his staff use modern techniques and technology to help patients seeking Breast Revisions in Miami to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Top reasons for Breast Revision

There can be a wide variety of reasons why you seek to have a Breast Revision Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Z can help. These can include:

  • Irregular shape as the result of a previous procedure
  • Rupture can occur because of an accident or natural wear and tear of breast implants
  • Symmetry reorganizes the position of the breasts to make them match
  • Weight change can interfere with the size and shape of the breasts
  • Wrinkling is the result of not enough natural breast tissue
  • Change in that a woman desires a different size, bigger or smaller for her breasts
  • Capsular contracture causes hardening of the fibrous tissue capsule around the implant making them feel tight or askew
  • Out of Position means the breast implants have progressed away from its original place and have to be repositioned
  • Lifestyle change is often the result of a shift in a woman’s life, whether cosmetic, in wanting to make alterations in her life or she is unhappy with the result of a previous surgery.
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Breast Revision Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain, you will receive the information you need to understand all the details of a breast revision. You will learn what will work for you and your personal circumstances.

Dr. Z cares about his patients and takes time to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. He will ask you about your current health, any past surgeries as well as your family health history. Dr. Z will also take precise measurements and perform a thorough examination.

The goal is to understand what you hope to achieve and come up with the best recommendations for you. Dr. Z may take pictures for reference and before-and-after shots to help make your surgery a success. Dr. Z will also discuss with you the impact of medications, herbal supplements, tobacco or recreational drugs and alcohol consumption and why you should abstain from all these items leading to your procedure.

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Recovery After Breast Revision

Like any breast surgery, you may experience soreness, redness and bruising. As with all his Miami breast revision patients, Dr. Zuriarrain prescribes the best medication for your situation. A supporting compression garment will be provided to help deliver support and control swelling before reverting to a soft supportive bra.

It can take around a week for most of the swelling and bruising to subside and you can plan on returning to work. You will need to refrain from doing any physical activity for a few weeks until all the soreness and swelling have dissipated and healed. You should start to see results after a few weeks following the breast revision and for the areola and nipple corrections.  Our goal is to make sure you have the best Breast Revision Miami has to offer, so Dr. Zuriarrain will have a follow-up appointment with you to make sure you are healing as expected, remove the stitches, and to verify that the appearance of the scars are as hidden as possible.

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