A woman may want to revise or replace her breast implants for a wide range of reasons. I perform breast implant “redo” procedures to trade out implants for larger or smaller size implants, improve poor aesthetics, and to replace ruptured implants.
Revision cases are almost always more challenging than the initial augmentation procedure and must be approached on an individual basis to create the desired result. I take a stepwise, comprehensive approach to revision, minimizing the additional surgical time and effort while still achieving the end goal of creating the desired breast appearance. Prior to any surgery, I make sure to assess: breast skin quality, tissue thickness, current implant size, position, and profile, as well as current symmetry. A thorough evaluation combined with a sound surgical plan offers you the best opportunity to attain the result you want.
Is This You?
Here are some of the common reasons I hear about why a person is considering breast implant revision:
I encourage you to contact us online or call 949-759-0980 today to schedule a consultation at my Newport Beach office in Orange County to learn more about breast implant revision or replacement. Along with my supportive staff, I am committed to helping you reach your cosmetic goals, and I will take the time necessary during your consultation to give you my recommendations and educate you about all your options.
I take a step-by-step, comprehensive approach to revision, minimizing the additional surgical time and effort while still achieving the end goal of creating the desired breast appearance.
– Dr. Savalia
An Improved Breast Implant Outcome
I believe that good communication between doctor and patient is extremely important in order to achieve a positive outcome for all cosmetic surgery procedures, and this is especially true for breast implant revision cases. I will spend as much time as is necessary to understand your concerns and come up with a plan to help you achieve your ideal end result.
Breast implant revision is most typically performed to correct capsular contracture (excess scar tissue formation around an implant) or implant malposition (implants that are too close together, too far apart, or that have “bottomed out”). But there is a wide range of possible reasons why a woman may be dissatisfied with her breast implants, and I will evaluate each case individually.
When performing surgery in order to improve the appearance of breast implants, I will occasionally use a supportive material such as Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix. This naturally derived product can reinforce weak or inadequate breast tissue, and it also supports growth of your own tissue. I typically use Strattice™ to correct concerns such as bottoming out, fold malposition, symmastia, recurrent capsular contracture, and wrinkling or rippling.
Typical Implant Revision Cases
Here is a quick look at the main types of implant revision procedures I perform:
The typical breast implant revision surgery begins with me placing a small incision in the same place where your initial surgical incision was made. I remove the implant and revise, remove, or expand the capsule of tissue that surrounded it. I use temporary implants during surgery to make sure the breast pocket is ideal and place any additional sutures to correct any asymmetries. The area is irrigated and cleansed and then I prepare a replacement implant for insertion into the breast pocket.
For implants that were initially placed over the chest muscle (subglandular), I usually prefer to place the new implant under the muscle (submuscular) to improve breast shape and minimize the risk of problems developing with the implant capsule. The incision is closed in multiple layers to minimize tension on the scar.
For more information on breast implant revision, I encourage you to
contact us online today.