Breast Revision

Breast Revision Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

If you are unhappy with the results of your breast augmentation, breast lift, or another breast surgery, or you are experiencing a complication, you may be confused about what to do and where to turn. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro is a breast enhancement specialist who will help you feel empowered by offering you solutions. He has helped hundreds of women have attractive, natural-looking breasts through breast surgery revision in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. In addition, many breast augmentation patients visit him for elective breast implant exchange. Through a combination of experience, surgical skill, and aesthetic sense, Dr. Cambeiro can make your vision of breast beauty a reality.

To see why Dr. Cambeiro’s qualifications, excellent service, and results make him the best breast revision surgeon in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV, call us at (702) 734-4100 or request a meeting with us today.

Why Choose Dr. Cambeiro for Breast Revision Surgery?

If you are having a complication or are disappointed with your results from a previous breast surgery, it’s especially important to choose your surgeon carefully. Dr. Cambeiro specializes in breast enhancement surgery and stands out from many other breast revision surgeons for many reasons, including:

  • Qualifications: Dr. Cambeiro is a board-certified plastic surgeon, which guarantees he has extensive training specifically in plastic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, essential qualifications for performing revision breast surgery.
  • Experience: Dr. Cambeiro has performed hundreds of revision breast surgery procedures for a wide range of complications and aesthetic goals.
  • Consultations: Dr. Cambeiro takes the time to understand what you want to change and what you are happy with regarding your breasts. He will help you understand whether you can “have it all” or if some of the changes you want are incompatible with your breasts, anatomy, or lifestyle.
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What Is Breast Revision Surgery?

While most breast surgery patients are happy with their results, Dr. Cambeiro is regularly asked to correct the results of procedures performed by other surgeons. He also sees women who just want to make a change or whose bodies have changed over time. Common reasons for revision surgery include:

  • Unsatisfactory results may occur due to a wide range of concerns including not enough cleavage, unnatural appearance, size difference, and sagging.
  • An implant rupture or leak may occur years after the original procedure. Saline implants usually deflate rapidly when a hole develops, while a leak in a silicone implant is likely to be gradual and may require imaging tests to be identified.
  • Exchanging implants is becoming an increasingly popular elective procedure due to advances in breast implants that produce more lifelike results. Reasons for implant exchange include changing breast implant material (saline to silicone or vice versa), wanting larger or smaller breasts, or enhancing breast shape.
  • A complication may occur, such as capsular contracture (the normal scar tissue around the implant thickens and hardens), bottoming out (implant drops too low), or symmastia (implants placed too close together).

Some women choose to have their breast implants removed and not replaced. If you are considering this option, Dr. Cambeiro can help you determine if breast implant removal (explant surgery) is right for you. Dr. Cambeiro may also perform nipple and areola correction surgery along with a revision procedure to improve overall breast appearance.

About the Surgery

Dr. Cambeiro performs revision breast surgery accompanied by a board-certified anesthesiologist, usually as an outpatient procedure. Revision breast surgery is typically more complex than the original procedure for many reasons including scarring, compromised tissues, and leaked silicone from older implants. Whenever possible, Dr. Cambeiro uses the same incision placement as the original procedure to avoid creating additional scars. The details of the procedure and recovery timeline vary with the reason for surgery.

To learn more, request a complimentary consultation or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100.

Patient Experiences: Breast Implant Revision

He is absolutely amazing! I had a huge gap in between my breasts with my previous implants and he fixed it. I had like a 3 finger gap and now I have a 1 and a half finger gap. My anatomy is tricky as I have always had a gap and my nipples are not centered their more pointed to the sides so he did amazing! Everything I wanted and more! Incredible and so sweet! Surgery was a breeze for me and so was recovery. I went from ultra high profile 445ccs to 650ccs high profile. I had absolutely nothing before my implants due to breastfeeding for two years.

Breast Revision Surgery FAQs

During your consultation, Dr. Cambeiro will thoughtfully answer your questions about revision breast surgery so that you clearly understand your options. Here, he provides answers to some of the questions he is most commonly asked.

Not necessarily. If at all possible, I place the incisions in the same location as the previous breast procedure.

I usually recommend waiting at least 6 months for the swelling to resolve and to allow the implants to settle as much as possible. If you feel your concerns can’t wait, I am happy to see you for a consultation earlier to ease your mind and help you understand what can be done.

Capsular contracture is one of the most common concerns of women considering breast augmentation surgery. This complication causes the scar tissue that normally forms around the breast implant, referred to as the capsule, to thicken and tighten around the implant. Capsular contracture may affect one or both breasts. The cause is unknown, but there are preventive measures that can be taken during and after surgery to help decrease your risk.

Because acellular dermal matrix (ADM) products increase the cost of the procedure, I usually reserve them for corrective surgery. In specific circumstances, I may use an ADM to reinforce thin, weakened tissues and provide internal support to the breasts. I use them to correct implant position in cases of bottoming out and symmastia and to treat capsular contracture when other means have failed.

In the past, breast implants were expected to last 10 years; today’s implants often last 15 years or longer. If you are happy with your breasts and are not experiencing any complications, it may not be necessary to replace your implants. However, Dr. Cambeiro recommends exchanging them every 10 years.

Your recovery period will depend on what needs to be corrected. If you are having a simple implant exchange without correction, your recovery will likely be quicker than for your original procedure.

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