Choosing Your Surgeon
Breast revision surgery may help restore your breasts and your self image, but to achieve your goals you need to choose a breast revision surgeon you trust. While skills and qualifications are important, you also want to be confident that your surgeon understands your unique perspective and the goals you bring to the table.
Before you choose a doctor in your area for your revision surgery, take the time to read through the following non exclusive list of surgeon qualities and think through your expectations carefully. By preparing yourself thoroughly you can help ensure that you choose wisely and enjoy satisfying results from your procedure.
Breast Revision Experience
You have a high standard for your revision surgery results, and your surgeon should have the skills and experience to offer you just that. Your doctor should have experience with breast revisions, and with different types of primary breast enhancement as well.
A revision surgeon needs the insight to be able to assess your prior procedure and offer an approach that may help to correct your shape. Look for a surgeon who offers a range of techniques that he or she can adapt according to your specific case.
Clear Communication about Your Options
Revision breast surgery poses additional challenges. It's important for you to feel confident that you and your surgeon are "on the same page" about the results you hope to achieve. When you're considering a breast revision, you have plenty of questions and concerns, and a good surgeon should lay out your options clearly and compassionately.
Every patient's needs are different and you should seek out a surgeon with the skill to meet your needs. Experienced surgeons will often be able to show you before-and-after photos of many previous revision breast augmentation patients.
Your surgeon should be happy to take the time to discuss what makes your case different or similar to those patients, and to explain which techniques will fit your body well.
Experienced with New Technology
You may also consider selecting a surgeon with experience with new technology. Before you meet with your surgeon, find out more about new techniques and technologies like Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix that can be used in breast revision, and learn how your surgeon may use it or other medical technologies to help achieve your desired surgical outcome.