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Breast Augmentation Revision

Dr. Robert Cohen performs a wide range of procedures that are designed to repair the problems caused by previous breast surgeries that have been performed elsewhere. He performs these breast augmentation revisions in Beverly Hills for women in the Los Angeles area.

Many women who visit Dr. Cohen have been unsatisfied with the results achieved by another surgeon. Some want to exchange their implants for a different size or type, and some have scars or other complications that they would like to be addressed.

Dr. Cohen will be very happy to meet with you to discuss your options for achieving the most ideal breasts possible. Request a consultation online for your Beverly Hills complex breast revision, or call (310) 288-0641 to schedule an appointment.

Why do women have Breast Revision Surgery done?

Not every problem with breast augmentation is from a “botched” surgery. Breasts are a high-maintenance area of the body that can be affected significantly by gravity, pregnancies, loss of skin elasticity, and weight change. Biological processes like capsular contracture (scar tissue hardening) can also occur.

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The Importance of a Highly-Skilled Surgeon

To minimize the chance of problems occurring in the first place, it’s very important for an individual to go to a highly-skilled and experienced surgeon that can offer the latest in techniques and technologies (such as the use of form-stable, fifth-generation gel implants and various tissue reinforcement materials).

Once aesthetic breast problems occur, the surgeon’s experience is even more important because these cases can be extremely technically challenging, and they become more difficult with each subsequent surgery.

A personalized Beverly Hills Breast Revision

Every woman has certain goals for her breast surgery, and each and every woman expects to be happy with her results. Unfortunately, sometimes they’re not. Women have come to see Dr. Cohen for a complex breast revision in Beverly Hills after getting unsatisfactory results from a breast procedure with another surgeon. Common complaints include:

  • Visible wrinkling and rippling
  • An implant that has shifted into an unsightly position
  • Excess scarring/capsular contracture
  • Sagging, asymmetry, or other visible irregularities

Dr. Cohen works with each patient to develop a surgical plan that addresses her unique problems and concerns. He spends a great deal of time discussing her specific goals, her unique physical characteristics, and any challenges that the surgery might pose.

Why choose Dr. Cohen for Breast Revision in Beverly Hills?

After many years in private practice focusing on aesthetic breast surgery, Dr. Cohen has seen nearly every possible problem and combination of issues in his operating room. As a result, he has the experience and preparation to handle virtually any aesthetic breast problem.

Many of the women who see Dr. Cohen for breast augmentation revision in Beverly Hills have already had multiple breast surgeries. Their issues often include stretched or thinned-out skin, as well as internal and external scar tissue—none of which were present at the time of the original surgery.

Prior surgeries also change the anatomy of the breasts and the chest wall. Dr. Cohen will have to fix this in order to achieve an optimal outcome.

For these and many other reasons, corrective breast surgery is far more complex and time-consuming than first-time breast augmentation surgery, and can require every tool available such as pocket adjustments, fat grafting, reinforcement materials and breast lift techniques.

Breast Revision Surgery can be Life-Changing

Although breast augmentation correction surgery is technically challenging, Dr. Cohen finds it to be very gratifying. He very much enjoys helping women—many of whom have experienced great disappointment with their previous surgeries—to have the beautiful results that they sought from their original procedures. 

For many of Dr. Cohen’s patients, the outcome after his Beverly Hills breast revision is life-changing. When deformed breasts are transformed back into aesthetically pleasing breasts again, it’s extremely satisfying for both Dr. Cohen and his patients. 

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Dr. Cohen's Beverly Hills Breast Revision Techniques

Performing breast revision in Beverly Hills gives Dr. Cohen the opportunity to utilize the full range of surgical skills. Over many years of being referred the hardest revision breast cases, Dr. Cohen refined and mastered the many types of skills to correct these problems. 

Because of his cutting-edge techniques and stellar results, Dr. Cohen now regularly teaches these techniques to other surgeons at both national and international plastic surgery conferences and has written book chapters on this topic as well.

Breast revision surgery requires many methods, as well as the latest technology and innovations. Revision techniques that Dr. Cohen frequently uses include:

  • Elective implant exchange from saline to silicone; in some cases, changing from smooth to textured implants or round to anatomical implants (or vice versa)
  • Internal pocket tightening
  • Scar capsule removal and/or release
  • Exchanging implants from over to under the chest muscles
  • Soft tissue reinforcement with support materials
  • Breast tissue removal
  • Breast lift surgery (mastopexy)
  • Fat grafting to correct any implant visibility
  • Explantation and complete capsulectomies with non-implant reconstruction

Because of the many different issues that can occur with breasts, each case is a unique problem to be solved, and many of the above-mentioned techniques can be combined in order to achieve the best possible result for the patient.

Dr. Cohen will often change the placement of the implants from over the chest muscle to under the chest muscle, which requires tailoring and restructuring the breast pocket for optimal implant support and fit.

Other cases may involve thinned and stretched out tissues, which are unlikely to support the implants properly over time. These issues may require the use of a soft tissue support matrix, such as Strattice™ or Galaform®, which provide additional coverage and reinforcement.

Women often want to change the size or type of their breast implants, most commonly exchanging saline-filled implants for the latest cohesive silicone gel implants.

Dr. Cohen may also make changes to the areolas, revise scars, and utilize a variety of maneuvers to achieve a more attractive aesthetic outcome.

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Breast Revision Surgery Recovery

Recovery for breast revision in Beverly Hills depends on the extent of correction involved, but in general, it is comparable to recuperation from breast augmentation. Dr. Cohen always provides detailed recovery information and post-surgical care instructions at the pre-op appointment. Our staff is also here to answer any questions you may have.

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