A woman may want to revise or replace her breast implants for various reasons. Dr. Nirav Savalia performs breast implant “redo” procedures to trade out implants for larger or smaller ones, different types of implants, to improve poor aesthetics, or replace ruptured implants.
How is breast revision different than breast implant surgery?
Revision cases are almost always more challenging than the initial augmentation procedure and must be approached on an individual basis to ensure the result you envision is achieved. Dr. Savalia takes a step-by-step, comprehensive approach to revision, minimizing additional surgical time and effort while still achieving the end goal of an excellent outcome. Before any surgery, he assesses the following: 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.
How important is communication between doctor and patient in breast revision surgery?
Dr. Savalia believes that good communication between doctor and patient is extremely important in achieving a positive outcome for all cosmetic surgery procedures, and this is especially true for breast implant revision cases. He will spend as much time as necessary to understand your concerns and come up with a plan to help you achieve the breasts you envision for yourself.
Does breast tissue need reinforcement in breast revision surgery?
When performing surgery to improve the appearance of breast implants, Dr. Savalia will occasionally use a support 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. Dr. Savalia typically uses Strattice™ to correct concerns such as bottoming out, fold malposition, symmastia (when implants appear to merge), recurrent capsular contracture, or wrinkling and rippling.