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6 Signs You May Want to Consider A Plastic Surgery Revision

Are you unhappy with the results of your plastic surgery? Here's everything you need to know about surgical revisions and how we can help you achieve the aesthetic appearance you've always wanted.

Plastic surgery or cosmetic skin treatments are often done to improve one’s appearance. However, there are many other possible benefits of such procedures including:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved physical health
  • Enhanced mental health
  • Higher quality of life

At our Kelowna clinic, we offer a wide range of plastic surgery procedures and skin treatments such as Botox and tissue fillers to help our patients look and feel their very best.

Want to know how we can create a customized plastic surgery treatment plan for you?


When Is a Plastic Surgery Revision Required?

When performed by a board-certified, experienced and knowledgeable surgeon, plastic surgery is a safe and effective method of achieving all your aesthetic goals. However, plastic surgery revision is one of the unfortunate realities of the cosmetic surgery industry, especially in cases where patients have not chosen their surgeon carefully enough.

Some of the reasons why a patient might seek plastic surgery revision include:

  • Complications in healing (such as internal and external scarring)
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Adverse or allergic reactions to implants or injected substances
  • Incorrect surgical approach for a given procedure
  • Too many plastic surgeries in too short a time
  • When the procedure is not suited to a particular patient’s anatomy


Who Should Perform the Plastic Surgery Revision?

Who you choose to perform your plastic surgery revision depends on the reason for the secondary procedure.

It may be acceptable to have your initial surgeon do the revision if:

  • Your surgery has a low overall complication rate and you happen to be one of the unlucky patients who experienced a complication
  • Your surgeon has experience performing the type of correction needed
  • You requested a certain outcome (e.g breast implant size) and ended up wanting something different.

Of course, it never hurts to get a second opinion in such situations. You should probably select a new surgeon, one who specializes in revision surgery, if:

  • You ended up with a completely different result than the one you clearly requested.
  • You feel that the undesirable outcome was due to the surgeon’s error (e.g. an incorrect technique)
  • You have serious wound healing problems (eg. tissue necrosis) which has caused structural damage and requires reconstructive surgery


How to Avoid a Surgical Revision

Plastic surgery cannot guarantee a specific result, but your choice of plastic surgeon can help significantly reduce your risk for a revision surgery. Here are three factors you should ALWAYS consider when selecting a surgeon:

  • They must be a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery
  • They must have experience in the plastic surgery or skin treatment you are considering
  • They must be a professional with whom you feel comfortable discussing your medical history, questions and concerns

By taking the time to carefully select your plastic surgeon, you will ensure that your procedure will be a safe, comfortable and effective one that gives you the results you want.


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To find out more about our wide range of cosmetic surgery services, including skin treatments and revision procedures, contact our Kelowna clinic at (250)-868-9290 or fill in the online contact form.

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