“Breast revision is very challenging for any experienced surgeon because what immediately has to be taken on is the disappointment that has built up in the patient’s mind when they were initially promised an outcome that wasn’t achieved,” says Dr. Paul Vanek, one of America’s Top Physicians according to the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He specializes in breast surgery correction for women in the Cleveland, Ohio region who are not happy with the results of prior breast augmentations, breast lifts, breast reductions and other breast procedures performed by other surgeons.
“Whether it’s quality of symmetry, volume change, or a nipple position issue, technical challenges come with any breast surgery correction procedure. So I’m very careful to talk to my patients about the fact that there is not always one way to achieve the outcome and that the revision surgery has its own limitations and restrictions,” explains Dr. Vanek.
“But if I feel comfortable undertaking the procedure, then I am very, very confident I can achieve an improvement in your situation. During the consultation, Dr. Vanek will educate you on the risks and benefits of any procedure and empower you to make an informed, medically sound decision. “I will spend lots of time with you, not only finding out about what you want, but making sure that it’s right for you,” says Dr. Vanek.
“Breast revision is a challenging problem. Having the kind of training and experience that I have enables me to explain to patients that there is more than one way to achieve an improvement. Because you have had previous surgery and there are restrictions on what may be possible, we’ll have to prioritize and set realistic expectations. Healing is an individual process; I will be there with you every step of the way.
Dr. Vanek is a board-certified general and plastic surgeon who operates five days a week in his surgical facility. Dr. Vanek has participated as a researcher in NIH and FDA studies, written scientific journal articles, and provided excellent plastic surgery care in Cleveland, Akron and Mentor since 1996. Dr. Vanek was the first to perform both the TRAM and free-flap breast reconstruction in his hospital system. Despite his accolades and experience, Dr. Vanek believes his connection to his patients is the basis for his success.
“It is truly the relationship I form with my patients that creates the basis for a great outcome,” Dr. Vanek explains. “I don’t just do the surgery and say ‘good luck.’ The goal for me is to follow you through all the anxiety and all the healing processes that occur following repair of breast surgery gone wrong. I’m going to review your progress myself and follow your recovery. I will then determine if things are going as planned. No one can guarantee a great result, but if it’s an outcome that is possible, I will strive to achieve that outcome,” Dr. Vanek says. “Give us a call. I’d love to talk with you and help you celebrate your beauty.”