Houston Revision of Previous Procedures

Dr. Barrera performs revisions of previous plastic surgery procedures. If you are interested in having a detailed consultation and evaluation by Dr. Barrera do not hesitate in contacting our office.

Dr. Barrera performs all aesthetic surgery procedures and most reconstructive surgeries at his Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility (AAAASF) under IV sedation and local anesthesia, without the need for general anesthesia (painless during the procedure and minimal pain afterwards). This provides added safety and faster recovery. Most patients are able to go home within an hour from the end of the 1 to 2 hour procedure with minimal discomfort.

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image of patient before their breast revision surgery by Dr. Barrera
image of patient after their breast revision surgery by Dr. Barrera

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What Types of Breast Revision Surgery Are There?

Breast surgeries are among the most popular across the board in plastic surgery. The four common breast procedures that are performed today include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. Complications can occur after any one of these surgeries, during the recovery period, or long after. Revision breast surgery can correct a variety of issues, including:

  • Symmastia, in which the space between the breasts disappears.
  • Capsular contracture, in which scar tissue becomes inflexible around a breast implant.
  • Breast implant malposition.
  • Erosion of a breast implant.
  • Uneven appearance.
  • A desire for a change in breast implant size.

Can I Get A Revision Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty surgery is intended to achieve gorgeous, lasting results. However, a number of complications may occur to diminish your satisfaction with your new appearance. Revision abdominoplasty may be sought to correct a variety of concerns. These include:

  • Excess localized fat. If your tummy tuck didn’t include liposuction, or an insufficient amount of fat was removed, there is a chance that you might notice small bulges around your midsection. This can be corrected with liposuction.
  • Unsatisfactory scar location. Under certain circumstances, the abdominoplasty scar may be visible above the waistband of clothing.
  • Loose skin. You may notice sagging skin after abdominoplasty due to insufficient tightening or because your body shape has changed over time after your procedure.
  • Poor scar quality. Scars don’t always heal as expected. There could be several reasons for poor scar quality. Revision may involve a few different options for reducing the appearance of the scar.
  • An unattractive belly button. Abdominoplasty affects the appearance of the belly button and may do so to the point of the area looking unnatural or unattractive. Revision can focus on restoring a more pleasing appearance.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Poor rhinoplasty outcomes may involve appearance or function. Failure in either of these two areas may leave you wanting. Revision rhinoplasty is possible but it can be incredibly complicated. It is imperative to spend a good deal of time talking with your plastic surgeon before your first nose job. Doing so can set realistic expectations regarding what’s possible and what’s not. That said, there are factors outside of the operating room and surgical skill that can affect the outcome of even the best rhinoplasty.

While revision rhinoplasty is not guaranteed to correct all problems, nor to craft a perfect nose, this procedure may be able to accomplish various goals. These include:

  • Nasal deformities, such as residual bulk from a dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose.
  • Poor nasal function, such as breathing difficulties due to valve collapse.
  • An improved appearance that brings you closer to your cosmetic goal.

When Should I Seek Revision Plastic Surgery?

Timing is one of the most important considerations if you’re considering seeking revision plastic surgery. Your choice of plastic surgeon is another. Keep in mind that, though it can be tempting, you may want to seek care from a different board-certified surgeon than the one who performed your first procedure. Revision plastic surgery comes with its own unique set of risks and requirements. You need a plastic surgeon with adequate training and experience in these particular skills.

In general, revision plastic surgery procedures are scheduled after the body has had sufficient time to heal from the first surgery. An exception to this might be a significant complication. The reason for taking time before undergoing revision surgery is that your body will change as it recovers. Swelling and scarring resolve over several months. Having revision surgery too soon could not only increase the risk of complications but may also produce an unsatisfactory cosmetic appearance because the surgeon isn’t working with the final outcome of the first procedure.