Corrective Breast Surgery
iWELL Plastic Surgery’s
Corrective Breast Surgery
Corrective breast surgery is performed after breast augmentation for various reasons such as dissatisfaction with the breast size or shape, capsular contracture, implant migration or rupture, and asymmetry. The method applied in corrective surgery depends on the cause of the problem, and thus the cause must be accurately analyzed before proceeding with the procedure. This is why it is very important to seek a highly experienced plastic surgeon for corrective surgery.
Duration of Surgery
Unnecessary or 1 day
Unnecessary or After 10 days
When to Schedule for Corrective Breast Surgery
Best Time for Corrective Breast Surgery
Generally, it is best to schedule for corrective breast surgery 6 to 12 months after the breast augmentation procedure because it typically takes around 6 months for the breast tissue and shape to stop undergoing changes. However, it may be scheduled earlier in case of serious adverse effects. So we recommend that you consult a plastic surgeon to see what would be best in your case.
Reasons for Corrective Breast Surgery
In order to prevent another corrective surgery, it is important that the exact cause of the problem that has necessitated corrective surgery needs to be identified through a thorough analysis. Also, adequate consultation is essential in knowing what to expect after corrective surgery, and this is the most certain way to raise satisfaction and prevent failures.
case 01Hardening of the breasts caused by capsular contracture
case 02Dissatisfaction with the shape and size
case 05Damage to or deformation of implants
case 06Wishing to change to a different type of implants
- 01. Dissatisfaction with the shape
- 02. Dissatisfaction with the Size
- 03. Asymmetric Breasts
- 04. Damage to Implants
- 05. Capsular Contracture
Dissatisfaction with the shape
– Double Folds
This refers to the case in which another fold forms underneath the breasts in which implants are located. This may occur when sagging breasts were mitigated through just breast augmentation or surgery was performed without an accurate prediction of the resulting breast size.
– Dissatisfaction with the Shape
The most ideal results of breast augmentation surgery would be natural-looking breasts in the shape of a water drop, rather than breasts that bulge in the upper area. Bulging upper breasts result when the implants are place in inappropriate locations.
|Method of Surgery|
|Partial correction may be possible in the early stages depending on the patient’s condition. However, during the middle and later stages, tissue separation is performed to move the implants into a more appropriate place or to remove the implants and insert new ones into an appropriate place.|
Dissatisfaction with the Size
When choosing the implant size, you must consider your height and physique, and the conditions of the thorax among various other factors. Otherwise, you will likely be dissatisfied with the size and seek corrective surgery.
|Method of Surgery|
|It is best to schedule the corrective procedure after a sufficient amount of time has passed (approx. after 6 months). This is a corrective breast surgery procedure with the lowest degree of difficulty. The original incision line is used to replace the implants with new ones.|
An in-depth examination is performed so that the existing implants can be replaced with the ones that are more appropriate in size for the patient. The new implants are also placed in the most appropriate location.
|Method of Surgery|
|An in-depth examination is performed to determine the right implant size for the patient and replace the old ones. The new implants are inserted into an appropriate position and shaped afterwards.|
Damage to Implants
The cohesive gel implants that are being used lately have a more robust outer layer compared to the conventional implants, which helps lower the chance of rupture. In the case of liquid silicone and saline breast implants, on the other hand, there is a high chance of rupture and the contents may leak and cause deformation.
|Method of Surgery|
|If the implants are saline-filled implants, there won’t be a problem. However, in the case of silicone implants, the area must be washed thoroughly to completely remove the silicone gel that has leaked out. Then, the capsules are removed and new implants are inserted into the breasts.|
This refers to a condition in which surgically enhanced breasts become round and hard like baseballs. This is a condition that occurs when the membrane forming around the breast implants thicken and cause the breasts to harden and change in shape. There are diverse causes of capsular contracture, but the most common ones are inflammation and hematomas (collection of blood) resulting from hemorrhaging. The method applied to address capsular contracture depends on its stage.
|Levels of Capsular Contracture||Surgical Method|
|① Grade 1: Breasts feel soft and natural and the symptoms cannot be felt by touch. ② Grade 2: There are no visible symptoms, but the breasts feel less soft and the implants can be slightly felt. ③ Grade 3: The breasts are firm and the implants can be easily felt. The symptoms are visibly noticeable. ④ Grade 4: The breasts are hard and misshapen, which is clearly apparent. This is accompanied by pain.||case of capsular contracture, which is the most common reason for corrective breast surgery, drug therapy Is Recommended For/To grades 1 and 2 and corrective surgery is necessary for grades 3 and 4.|
Principles of iWELL’s Surgery for Capsular Contracture
The epithelium surrounding the implants is completely removed. (Capsular contracture cannot be addressed if the epithelium is not removed or only partially removed.)
A new space is created for new implants, while making sure that they do not come into contact with the previous surgical site. (The double plane method is implemented to insert the implants.)
Artificial skin is grafted into the area if the skin is too thin.
iWELL Corrective Breast Surgery Using HD Endoscope
At iWELL Plastic Surgery, HD endoscope equipment is used in corrective breast surgery. It is used to flawlessly remove the existing implants and to insert the new implants in the exact locations, while ensuring minimal incision and precise tissue separation. This helps greatly reduce pain and bleeding and create beautiful breasts.
More accurate and meticulous surgery
Prevention of Capsular Contracture
Insertion of implants in accurate locations based on precise tissue separation and prevention of capsular contracture caused by inflammation
Little to no pain and short recovery time thanks to minimal tissue damage
iWELL’s Corrective Breast Surgery System
You need to be extra prudent when it comes to receiving corrective breast surgery. Satisfying results can be ensured through an accurate assessment of the problems and application of the best surgical method for the noted problems. Choosing a plastic surgeon with abundant experience is important when it comes to breast augmentation surgery, but it is especially important for corrective breast surgery.
Corrective Breast Surgery System STEP 01
In-depth Examination Prior to Surgery
Breast surgery is a highly difficult type of surgery that requires the patient to be placed under general anesthesia.
At iWELL, we perform pre-op tests and exams (blood test, ECG, chest X-ray, breast ultrasound, etc.) to ensure safety. Through this process, we analyze the patient’s condition in depth and proceed with a plan that is strictly tailored to the patient in question.
Corrective Breast Surgery System STEP 02
Pain Alleviation Based on Intercostal Nerve Block
A local anesthesia is administered for the intercostal nerves, which convey information on the pain felt in the chest to the brain, as a way to minimize the pain experienced by the patient during and after surgery. At iWELL, general anesthesia and intercoastal nerve block are administered at the same time to reduce pain and facilitate a speedy recovery after surgery.
Corrective Breast Surgery System STEP 03
Solution for Preventing Capsular Contracture
The biggest causes of capsular contracture are infection and hemorrhaging. We have introduced an aseptic system to practice surgical aseptic techniques so as to significantly reduce the chance of capsular contracture. Also, during surgery, hemostasis methods are thoroughly applied to stop the bleeding and blood bags are used to prevent pooling of blood. On top of that, an anti-adhesive agent is used to minimize capsular formation in order to prevent capsular contracture caused by bleeding. Furthermore, a wide view is secured using an HD endoscope and a headlamp when checking the nerves, blood vessels, muscles, etc. in the chest area so that precise and accurate tissue separation can be performed to prevent any unnecessary pain.
Corrective Breast Surgery System STEP 04
Reliable Safety System
We have acquired the ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) certification by conforming to the international quality management standards for the plastic surgery service area. Also, with patient safety as our No. 1 priority, we have a full-time anesthesiologist specializing in plastic surgery who provides care to patients throughout their stay from preparation for surgery to recovery after surgery. We are also equipped with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system so that electric power can be supplied to the surgical equipment even in the event of a power failure. We also have emergency equipment and an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the event of an emergency as well as an air shower system for eliminating particulate matter and microorganisms in the air, UV sterilization system, and double door system to block out contaminants. We also provide safety training to our staff on a regular basis.
An accurate examination for safe anesthesia
Emergency equipment and AED
UPS to prepare against power failures
Disinfection and sterilization system for safety
Aseptic water purification system for medical purposes
ISO 9001 (international quality management system) certification