Right after you got your plastic surgery done, those many years ago, you loved the results! But now, years later, not so much. Maybe the look you wanted years ago was right then but is no longer something you’re interested in, or maybe you just plain aren’t happy with how you look. The good news is that in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, there is a good chance that whatever you are unhappy with can be corrected.
What you should know about “revision surgery”
If you are unhappy with plastic surgery that you got years ago, chances are that there is no quick and easy solution. However, with the right, skilled surgeon, it is possible to get the results you want, but there are some things you should keep in mind:
1. As always, before having a plastic surgery procedure done, it is important to have realistic expectations about what you will look like after the surgery. You and your doctor can discuss what you can expect, but you should ask yourself: What are my goals? What look am I hoping to achieve?
2. It is important that you are in generally good health when you are considering reversing an old procedure. You shouldn’t have any medical issues that may make surgery dangerous (even a habit such as smoking can make surgery and recovery difficult).
3. You should give your doctor any records and reports that document what you had done. Providing as much information as possible can help ensure that you are happy with your revisions. It is especially important for him or her to know if there were any complications after the last procedure (such as excessive scar tissue or infection) and how many procedures you have had done.
4. Any revision may be limited by how much tissue damage and scarring you have in the area.
In the right hands, past procedures can be corrected so that you can once again love the way you look – but it is important that you have the right surgeon to help you. Contact the office of Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary, at (403) 571-3141, for a consultation today!