Breast implant revision surgery is a procedure that involves the removal, or replacement of breast implants. Women may elect to have this type of surgery for personal or medical reasons. There are also times when changes in the breasts after breast augmentation, require surgical correction.
Best candidates for breast implant revision surgery
- Patients who wish to remove or the breast implants from their initial breast augmentation surgery, because they are unhappy with the results of the original procedure, or because the implants have deflated or ruptured.
- Women affected by complications such as bottoming out, or capsular contraction. Bottoming out of the breast implant occurs when there is a loss of tissue support at the bottom of the breast, causing it to shift downwards. Capsular contraction refers to the tightening of scar tissue around the breast implant.
- Women who experience changes in the breast tissue due to age, weight loss or weight gain, which often causes the skin to stretch.
Breast Revision Surgery
The procedure is generally done on an outpatient basis in the surgeon’s office, or in a hospital. The technique used to carry out breast revision surgery will depend on the specific areas that need correction.
The recovery process will depend on the complexity of the surgery performed. In cases where there was a complication such as bottoming out, the downtime may be longer. However, patients can expect that there will be some bruising and discomfort at the incision site (read more).
Would you like to learn more about breast implant revision surgery? Then contact Dr. Adam Rubinstein of Aventura, FL. Dr. Rubinstein is a board certified plastic surgeon with many years’ experience performing breast implant revision surgery. He would be happy to meet with you to discuss the procedure in detail. You can set up a consultation today by calling 305-792-7575.