"I interviewed 4 surgeons before choosing Dr. Rahban for my breast implant removal and replacement. He took over an hour in my consultation, offering many more options to improve my results and overall appearance."
What is corrective breast surgery:
Corrective breast surgery or breast revision surgery is intended to correct a problem that has arisen from a previous breast surgery. Usually, this surgery is desired to correct a complication or problem arising from an earlier breast augmentation surgery
Why you want corrective breast surgery:
Unwanted earlier result: hardened scar tissue. It's called capsular contracture: internal scar tissue causes your breasts to harden and distort after surgery.
Unwanted earlier result: nipple or implant asymmetry. After you have healed, you notice that your breasts or nipples are significantly uneven, in placement or size.
Unwanted earlier result: improper implant placement. All breasts aren't the same, and an inexperienced or less competent plastic surgeon could place your implant too low, too high or too close together.
Unwanted earlier result: deflated implants. If your implants leak or burst, the result can be deflated implants and flat breasts.
Unwanted earlier result: wrong size implants. Maybe the implants you have now are smaller than the ones you really wanted, and maybe they are just too large to be comfortable. If you have a size issue, Dr. Rahban can help.
What you want:
Breasts that are more attractive. Whatever your starting point, you know that you want more attractive breasts. Dr. Rahban will start by finding out what you consider to be the most attractive size and shape for breasts, and then help you determine how best to reach your perfect size and shape.
Corrective surgery from a surgeon who understands. You've already been through a lot of trauma, and you just aren't happy with the results. Dr. Rahban will listen to your concerns, and figure out how to solve your problem.
Breasts that fit your body comfortably. Your boyfriend may be lobbying for a size DD, but you need to be sure that you will be comfortable with the breasts that you choose. Implants that are too large can look and feel unnatural, and you may find them difficult to live with on a daily basis. Dr. Rahban will help you settle on a new implant size that will look and feel natural and comfortable on your body.
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about insurance and financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Dr. Rahban will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your breast surgery. He will discuss with you the problems you are having as a result of your previous surgery, the size of breasts that you desire, how your problems from the previous surgery can be addressed, and how your frame, height and other features affect your choices. He will tell you the results that you can expect from your surgery. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want.
"If you are unhappy with an earlier surgery for any reason, you should come in for a consultation. While a second surgery may be needed, we can usually give you the results that you are looking for, and rapidly." Dr. Rady Rahban
What you want to know about your breast surgery:
Your corrective breast surgery is an out-patient procedure, but that doesn't mean that it is minor surgery, or that it will be brief. After your consultation and examination at his office in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rahban will be able to estimate for you the length of time that you can expect your procedure to take. Dr. Rahban will want to take his time, and make sure that your results are balanced and beautiful.
"Remember: if it's made by hand, it takes time." – Dr. Rady Rahban
For the best possible results, expect that your surgery will be performed while you are under a general anesthetic.
Before surgery, you and Dr. Rahban will have selected your new breast implants, deciding on the size and material that will best give you the results that you want. Using a small incision designed to minimize scarring, Dr. Rahban will carefully repair any problems from earlier surgery before placing new implants into your breasts.
Correct placement is key to a breast augmentation.
Los Angeles Breast Surgeon, Dr. Rahban notes that the best chance for a successful surgery means placing the implant correctly. He will take care to ensure that your implants result in breasts that sit naturally on your ribcage and are well-supported. By placing your implants below your pectoral muscle, he can make sure that they remain in the correct position, look more natural, and are unlikely to have later complications such as capsular contracture.
What you can expect after breast reduction surgery:
Same day. You will be closely monitored and cared for in our surgery center until you are ready to go home. You'll need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24 hours after your surgery. When you arrive home, it's important to lie down and rest with pillows to support your back and arms. Make sure that your medications are within easy reach, and have ice packs available to place over your breasts.
First week. Your breasts will be supported by a surgical bra or bandages during the first few days. You will need to leave the bra or dressing on, and you won't be able to shower for a few days. Get plenty of rest, and do not lift anything over 10 pounds. Walk and stretch in the house when you are feeling up to it, but do not exercise.
At your first post-op visit, Dr. Rahban will remove your dressing, and you will be able to see your new breasts
for the first time. Some bruising and swelling is normal and expected. Your implants may sit higher on your chest, but they will settle into place in a few weeks.
Ten days. Many patients return to work after about a week to 10 days. You will need to wear the bra prescribed for you by Dr. Rahban exactly as you are directed, so that your breasts will heal properly and the implant placement will remain correct. You will want to continue to limit your exercise and lifting for the next few weeks.
3-6 months. You'll look and feel great. Any swelling and bruising should be gone, and your small scars will be healing nicely and easily concealed. Your implants will have settled into their correct locations, and your activity level should be as it was before your surgery.
What Our Patients Say: Susan G.
"I interviewed 4 surgeons before choosing Dr. Rahban for my breast implant removal and replacement. He took over an hour in my consultation, offering many more options to improve my results and overall appearance. Not only looking at my body type with a very discerning and artistic eye, (I'm a lean, muscular 63 year old with little body fat) but offering a solution to prevent the same problem from occurring again. I felt totally confident with his professional, encouraging and kind demeanor.
"During the surgery, Dr. Rahban spent several more hours than anticipated to assure that my outcome was symmetrical and aesthetically perfect! I cannot be more pleased. I was very concerned about scarring because I had a breast lift as well, requiring nipple replacement and two other incisions. However, due to the extra suturing and fine attention to detail, after 3 months my scars are barely visible, just some redness.
"I would recommend Dr. Rahban to anyone, especially anyone considering reconstructive surgery. He is truly an artist with great patience and bedside manner." - Susan G.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.