During breast revision, the implants can be exchanged for a different size, shape, or material, or the surgery can address complications such as capsular contracture, rippling, rupture, or malposition.

Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Dr. Parakh, MD, FACS, has dedicated her career to delivering personalized, elegant outcomes for the face, breasts, and body. Her carefully honed artistry, skill, and precision ensure a final result that enhances natural beauty while minimizing aesthetic concerns. Born and raised in India, Dr. Parakh was inspired by her physician parents, who instilled in her a passion for service in the challenging but rewarding field of medicine.

After graduating from one of the top five medical schools in India, Dr. Parakh completed a demanding training program in General Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital. She then discovered a passion for cosmetic surgery and was accepted to an elite Plastic Surgery training program at Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She also underwent additional training at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Parakh is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), ensuring she has undergone rigorous training and exhaustive written and oral examinations to become proficient in every aesthetic procedure. She is a Verified Doctor and Top Doctor on RealSelf, and was named a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors for the New York Metro Area during the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.

What is Breast Revision?

Breast implant revision can be performed to address concerns that arise after a primary breast augmentation procedure. The procedure can help women to attain the outcome they originally sought. During surgery, the implants can be exchanged for smaller or larger ones, additional support in the chest can be created using a mesh, or the capsule can be revised to address complications such as capsular contracture. Fat transfer may also be utilized to support natural-looking breast contours.

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What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Your personalized treatment plan begins with a private consultation with Dr. Parakh, who will listen carefully to your concerns, perform a physical evaluation, and review your medical history. 

During surgery, the doctor will strive to reuse previous incisions whenever possible so as to avoid creating new scarring. The old devices are removed or exchanged as needed. The surrounding tissues may be expanded, or the capsule may be adjusted to better house the implants. For those dealing with more serious complications, such as BII (Breast Implant Illness) or BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma), a capsulectomy may be required to remove both the implants and their pockets.

What Will Recovery Entail?

After your breast implant procedure, you will be monitored in the recovery suite to ensure you are not experiencing any anesthesia complications. A friend, family member, or another responsible adult can then drive you home and assist with basic chores for the first 24-48 hours. Dr. Parakh will make sure you go home with a detailed aftercare plan as well as prescriptions for pain management and antibiotics.

Mild soreness, swelling, and bruising may occur after surgery, but ice packs can be used in short intervals to help alleviate discomfort. Small drains may be placed to help escort excess blood and fluids out of the body. These are typically removed within a few days.

Patients are encouraged to take gentle walks right away after surgery, as this can help enhance circulation, prevent clotting, and boost the patient’s overall mood. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-3 weeks, however.

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Determining Your Candidacy for Breast Revision

Breast revision is ideal for those patients who are unhappy with any aspect of their breast augmentation results or who are dealing with troublesome complications, such as implant malposition, rupture, capsular contracture, or BII (Breast Implant Illness). Suitable candidates are:

  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • Free from any uncontrolled medical conditions such as a bleeding disorder or hypertension
  • Realistic in their expectations for their results

FAQ

What are the risks?

How is breast revision different from other breast procedures?

What are the risks?

Possible risks of breast revision surgery include swelling, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, scarring, seroma, changes in skin sensation, asymmetry, and others. Dr. Parakh will discuss both the risks and benefits of the procedure in greater depth during your confidential consultation.

How is breast revision different from other breast procedures?

Breast revision surgery is often more complex and intricate to perform, since it deals with scar tissue and changes in the breast skin and implant capsule. For this reason, it is important to choose a trusted, experienced provider, such as Dr. Parakh, who is board-certified and who has undergone extensive training with written and oral examinations that ensure the highest standards of safety are being met.

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