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Breast Revision In Seattle

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Upgrade To The Latest Technology

Breast implants can become outdated, and may eventually require replacement. For women in Seattle breast revision surgery with Dr. Hakim Said is an excellent option to upgrade your existing implants to the latest technology. Implants today are vastly improved compared to implants in the past, offering better safety, reliability and feel.

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Benefits of Breast Revision with Dr. Hakim Said

Dr. Said understands every patient has a unique vision about how the ideal breasts look. He will help you select the implant size and style that fits your preferences and anatomy. With results that look as natural as you like, our full range of breast implants can create a beautiful enhancement to suit you.

Dr. Said is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Seattle plastic surgeon with 23 years of experience. As a trusted authority on face and body surgery, he has authored more than 20 articles on breast reconstruction and aesthetics. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Said is a compassionate doctor and an active listener. He has been ranked “Top Doctor” by Seattle magazine year after year. Dr. Said takes the time to listen so you can get help deciding whether to keep, remove, or replace breast implants. With a tailored surgical plan, you can have a balanced cosmetic outcome and feel more confident in your breasts.

Benefits of Breast Revision with Dr. Hakim Said

Dr. Said understands every patient has a unique vision about how the ideal breasts look. He will help you select the implant size and style that fits your preferences and anatomy. With results that look as natural as you like, our full range of breast implants can create a beautiful enhancement to suit you.

Dr. Said is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Seattle plastic surgeon with 23 years of experience. As a trusted authority on face and body surgery, he has authored more than 20 articles on breast reconstruction and aesthetics. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Said is a compassionate doctor and an active listener. He has been ranked “Top Doctor” by Seattle magazine year after year. Dr. Said takes the time to listen so you can get help deciding whether to keep, remove, or replace breast implants. With a tailored surgical plan, you can have a balanced cosmetic outcome and feel more confident in your breasts.

Breast Revision: Correct Breast Implant Problems in One Day

Breast implants are not lifetime devices. They eventually need to be replaced. When breast implant issues such as sagging or shifting occur, surgical correction is often the best remedy. Whether you have a change of heart about your implant size or have noticed a problem such as implant shifting or tightening, Dr. Said can repair it with breast revision surgery.

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Breast revision is designed to:

  • Switch implants for a new size if you’re unhappy with your current implant size
  • Switch from saline to silicone implants
  • Reduce implant rippling
  • Make breasts feel more natural
  • Fix tightening from capsular contracture
  • Fix defects such as bottoming out, symmastia, or “double bubble”
  • Adjust implants that have shifted out of the breast pocket
  • Correct breast asymmetry that was not addressed during your initial breast augmentation surgery

The Breast Revision Consultation

The process starts with a consultation. Dr. Said meets with you to learn why you are interested in changing your current implants.

Coming in for consultation may ease your concerns about whether surgery is needed to improve your breasts. He helps you decide whether to keep, remove, or replace your existing implants with a comforting bedside manner. If you choose to have implant exchange or revision, there are many options available to you. Dr. Said offers a variety of implants to choose from.

Modern implants from leading manufacturers offer a more natural look and feel than older implant styles of the past. Dr. Said creates a breast revision plan just for you. The surgical plan is designed to correct the implant problems that bother you most. The full cost of services is provided after the consultation so you know what to expect, with no surprises.

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The Breast Revision Procedure

Once you've decided to undergo breast revision Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Hakim Said will provide instructions to prepare you for surgery. On the day of surgery, you will meet with a nurse and anesthesiologist. After taking your vitals and changing into a dressing gown, Dr. Said goes over last-minute questions you might have.

Markings are placed on your skin with a special marker. This helps to guide the surgery. In the operating room, you will lie on a comfortable table. An anesthesiologist administers drugs to make you feel sleepy. Your vitals are constantly monitored during surgery. Dr. Said makes a small incision, often in the breast crease. He removes the old implants.

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If you are having a simple breast revision with replacement, the old implants are removed and new ones are placed. Some breast revisions are more complex. For example, Dr. Said fixes capsular contracture by releasing scar tissue via a capsulectomy or capsulotomy. Defects such as bottoming out, symmastia, or “double bubble” are fixed by adjusting the breast tissue with dissection or stitches. If you are having a breast implant replacement, new implants are placed in the existing breast pocket. If you are not replacing the implants, the empty breast pocket will close up over time. The incision is neatly closed. You will awake in a comfortable recovery room. Most patients go home the same day.

What to Expect During Breast Revision Recovery

After your first breast implant recovery, you may have an idea of what to expect. Breast implant removal and replacement are often easier than the initial recovery. That is because the breast pocket usually only requires minimal dissection during a revision.

You may resume light work and social activities in one to two weeks. If you had a capsulectomy or capsulotomy, the downtime may be slightly longer. You can start driving when you feel confident that you have a full range of motion. Do not drive while taking prescription pain medications that cause drowsiness. Please avoid heavy lifting and wait at least six weeks before going back to the gym.

Short walks around recommended, starting on the day of surgery. This is done to prevent blood clots. Swelling and bruising are normal after surgery. Bruising and swelling begin to ease in the first two weeks. It can take six months or longer for swelling to fully subside. You may be asked to wear compression garments to control swelling.

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Improve Your Confidence with a Seattle Breast Revision

Call now to book a consultation for a breast revision in Seattle with Dr. Said.

If you have questions about plastic surgery, please send us a message. We will gladly answer your questions and help guide you down the path to a more polished, more confident you.

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