Avoiding Breast Revisions: Steps to Take

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In part one of this two-part series, we went over some of the basics and common causes behind the need for breast revision surgery. Revision needs are possible after any kind of breast augmentation, breast implant or breast reduction procedure, but patients of such procedures would naturally prefer to avoid any need for revision – and there are several ways to do so. 

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of breast surgery options to patients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, including breast implants, breast augmentation, breast lifts and more. Many of the situations that lead to a need for breast revision can be avoided by working with a quality surgeon like Dr. Warnock, plus by taking some prudent planning steps ahead of time. Today’s part two of our series will go over our top recommendations here. 

Choose a Skilled, Reputable Surgeon

First and foremost, the single most important step you can take to avoid future breast revision needs is choosing a skilled, reputable surgeon for your initial procedure. This means someone who is both board-certified and has ample experience in the specific type of breast surgery you’re interested in – whether it’s implants, reductions or anything else. Don’t be afraid to ask for before-and-after photos, testimonials from previous patients, and other details that showcase the surgeon’s abilities and track record. 

Coming In With Realistic Expectations

Sadly, one of the most common causes of a need for breast revision is unrealistic expectations. While modern breast surgery procedures are highly effective and can produce truly amazing results, they do have limitations – and it’s important for patients to understand this ahead of time. 

Some women come into the process with extremely lofty goals or desires that simply aren’t possible based on their body type, skin elasticity or other factors. In addition, some may be swayed by advertisements or marketing materials that make outlandish claims about results. You should know that reputable, experienced plastic surgeons will be upfront with you about what’s possible and what isn’t – so listen to them carefully and come into your consultation with realistic expectations.

Know the Details

As you’re discussing your breast surgery with Dr. Warnock, make sure to ask plenty of questions about the procedure and what you can expect afterward. Knowing as much as possible about the process will help you be better prepared for it, both physically and mentally. Don’t be afraid to ask about potential risks or complications that could arise – while these are rare, being aware of them ahead of time can help you feel more confident and prepared for the surgery. 

Be Honest About Your Medical History

Another common cause of revision needs is a lack of honesty about medical history. It’s important to disclose any past surgeries or health conditions, as well as current medications and supplements, to your surgeon during the consultation process. Certain medications or health issues could impact the success of your surgery, so it’s crucial that you are completely transparent with your doctor. 

Follow Post-Op Instructions

Following post-operative instructions is vital for successful breast surgery results. While you may be excited about your new look and want to show it off as soon as possible, it’s important to prioritize healing and recovery. This means avoiding certain activities or movements, wearing compression garments as directed, and attending follow-up appointments. Ignoring post-op instructions can lead to complications that may require revision surgery.

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality breast surgery procedures and ensuring their satisfaction with their results. By following these tips and working closely with your surgeon, you can minimize your risk of needing revision surgery and enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results from your initial procedure. Contact us today to learn about any of our breast surgery or other cosmetic surgery options to patients around SLC and nearby areas of Utah!