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.