Breast revision surgery can pose unique challenges for the breast revision surgeon. Many women in need of breast revision surgery might not have access to their original surgery records. If many years have passed since their surgery, their surgeon might not have their records. Medical retention laws and regulations differ from state to state. For California, it is suggested records be kept for a minimum of 10 years from the date the patient was last seen. However, if the surgeon has retired, the patient probably has no way of getting in contact. In a perfect world, patients should ask for a copy of their records after surgery. However, that doesn’t happen very often.
Breast Revision Complications
When a patient sees a breast revision surgeon after many years, many do not remember what size their implants are or even if they are saline or silicone. The complexity of revision surgery is even higher if the patient has already had one or more previous surgeries and has resulting scar tissue that has formed.
As the patient ages the quality of the breast tissue changes, the skin becomes thinner, and the formation of scar tissue can affect the final result.
Breast Revision Surgery will Cost More
With the complexity of breast revision surgery, the fees may be substantially higher than the original surgery. Patients should not assume that a surgeon who performs a lot of breast augmentation surgeries is equally qualified to do breast revision surgery. There are even Board Certified Plastic Surgeons that may not have the expertise for the possible complications that breast revision surgery may require.
When looking for a breast revision surgeon, do not hesitate to ask the doctor how many revisions he/she performs in a year and be sure to ask to see before and after pictures of patients. Do your homework and select a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience with breast revision surgery.
Before and After Pictures Speak For Themselves
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. has been performing breast revision surgery since 1989. He has an extensive portfolio of before and after pictures of his patients who have been thrilled with their results.
If you are unhappy with your breasts, call now (415) 898-4161 and meet with Dr. Delgado who will explain what options you have to regain beautiful breasts..