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Introduction to Breast Implant Revision

At our plastic surgery practice in Lake Mary, 30 minutes outside of Orlando, breast implant revision has become an increasingly popular procedure. Our Florida Breast Implant Revision patients generally pursue the procedure because they want a change in implant size or style. Dr. George Papanicolaou strives to provide his Breast Implant Revision patients in the Lake Mary and Orlando area with results that promote a better quality of life and improved self-esteem. To learn more about this surgery, please keep reading below.

What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast Implant Revision surgery improves upon or corrects problems with a previous breast augmentation. The most common type of revision is breast implant exchange: removing the current, older breast implants and replacing them with brand-new implants. There is a wide variety of reasons a breast augmentation patient might choose to undergo this procedure. In some cases, the procedure is performed due to an issue with the current implants.

The possible benefits and risks of breast implant exchange vary from patient to patient and depend on the individual’s reason for having the exchange. The most straightforward type of breast implant exchange is if the patient wants a new fill type (silicone or saline) or size. If the exchange is performed for another reason, the procedure can be more complex to ensure the eventual result is as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

For many of our Lake Mary and Orlando breast implant revision patients, George Papanicolaou, M.D. can operate through the original breast augmentation scar to avoid or minimize any additional scarring. Generally, the healing process after breast implant exchange is easier than after the initial breast augmentation. This is because the space is already created in the chest for the implant so the muscles go through less trauma.

There are cases where a breast implant exchange is simply impossible, such as if there is an active infection near the implants if the woman is pregnant or nursing, or if the patient has reduced blood flow.

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Revision?

Our Lake Mary and Orlando Breast Implant Revision patients have seen numerous benefits from their treatment, including:

  • Better implant positioning
  • Clothing fits better
  • Improved breast size and symmetry
  • More balanced breasts
  • Regain your youthful breast shape
  • Restored self-confidence

Breast Implant revision can restore self-confidence in the clothes that you wear and how you see yourself.

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Implant Revision?

We believe the best candidates for Breast Implant Revision in Orlando and Lake Mary are patients who share some of the following characteristics:

  • Are in overall good health
  • Developed scar tissue around their implant(s)
  • Have leaking saline breast implants
  • Looking for a solution to breast asymmetry after an initial breast augmentation
  • Maintain realistic expectations and have a positive attitude toward the outcome of the procedure
  • Seeking a newer breast implant product that wasn’t previously available
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What’s the First Step?

If you are looking into Breast Implant Revision in the Orlando area, your first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation. When you meet with Dr. George Papanicolaou, you will be able to address any concerns you may have, ask questions about the procedure, and receive an examination of your current breast implants. You will also be able to discuss the potential changes you would like to make and the cup size you would prefer.

Dr. Papanicolaou will ask you questions regarding your medical history and lifestyle to make his best-informed decisions, so it’s very important to be open and honest with him to prevent any unnecessary risks.

Once he has all the information he needs, your custom treatment plan will be made and if you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your surgical date. You will also be provided with some directions to ensure that your surgery can be as successful as possible.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Implant Revision

On the day of your Breast Implant Revision, your procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia, which can be intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on what is discussed during your consultation.

Once you are under, Dr. Papanicolaou will make deliberate incisions that will vary based on your revision needs. As mentioned before, he will do his best to make incisions in the pre-existing scars from your first surgery. Once the incisions are made, he will replace your implant and remove any excess skin if necessary.

The incisions will be closed using sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips to close them up, which will again be determined during your consultation.

Breast Implant Revision Recovery

After you are released from surgery, you will be able to return home to recover in your comfortable environment. You should have a family member or friend available to drive you home and attend to your basic needs during the first day or so after your procedure.

Dr. Papanicolaou will wrap your breasts with a compression bandage and may require you to wear a support bra to prevent excess swelling. In some cases, a cannula (thin tube) will be temporarily left in the incision to help drain excess blood or fluid.

You will also be given specific instructions that you should follow to have the most successful outcome.

How Much

How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Breast Implant Revision in Orlando can vary depending on several factors, including the specific surgical techniques involved, the extent of the revision needed, and the type of implants used. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou to discuss your case.

During the consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou and his team will assess your needs, provide you with detailed information about the procedure, and answer any questions you may have regarding the cost and financing options.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

After relocating from Athens, Greece to complete his fellowships in hand and craniofacial pediatric plastic surgery from the University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. George Papanicolaou trained in an array of cosmetic procedures of the face and body by the leaders in the field.

With a strong artistic hand for Breast Implant Revision surgery, Dr. Papanicolaou is dedicated to providing exceptional care and achieving natural-looking outcomes for his patients. His compassionate approach enables him to truly understand each patient’s individual concerns and aesthetic goals. By working closely with his patients, Dr. Papanicolaou creates personalized treatment plans that deliver the desired results.

With Dr. Papanicolaou’s wealth of experience and commitment to excellence in Breast Implant Revision, patients can confidently rely on him to achieve a more youthful and refined neck contour that complements their overall appearance.

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It’s time to leave the complications of your Breast Implants behind and return to a more convenient contour. To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact Soma Plastic Surgery or use the application form on our website to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward your restored appearance with George Papanicolaou, M.D.

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