Learn More About Breast Implant Revision & Replacement Surgery
The most common reasons for breast implant revisions include:
The objectives are usually two-fold: to update the implant material as well as to refine the breast appearance. The type of revision required may vary considerably depending on the nature of the deformity. Ultimately the surgical plan developed at Brandon Plastic Surgery will reflect your specific desires and goals.
You should be well informed and have researched breast implant revision procedures and before and after photos. In addition, you should be:
The Surgical Fee of a Breast implant Redo will vary anywhere from $1000 to $10,000 dollars and above depending upon the complexity of the required revision.
It is important that you choose an accomplished and qualified surgeon, one whose insight and years of experience will guide you appropriately. Ask to see actual before -and -after -photos and if your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During your consultation Dr. Shienbaum will carefully review your prior surgery, evaluate your medical condition and suitability for surgery, discuss your treatment options and develop a treatment plan in accordance with your personal needs and desires. He will inform you of your anticipated recovery time and when you can resume your normal activities.
Offers a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy for their saline (saltwater) implant deflations or their MemoryGel silicone implants leakage or rupture.
Offers free Lifetime Replacement for ruptured implants and out of pocket assistance of up to $ 3500 dollars for 10 years. For Capsular contracture Baker Grade III/V 10-year replacement for both affected and contralateral implants and up to 2,000 dollar financial assistance (up to 2 years).
Offers Lifetime free implant replacement. 20-year free implant replacement and associated cost coverage for grade four capsular contracture, late forming seroma, or double capsule.
Stretch marks are caused by very rapid stretching, breakdown, and separation of the underlying dermal layers. Often, it is associated with hormonal changes and a genetic predisposition. While it is quite possible to have stretch marks after breast augmentation, it is unusual. Usually, the breast stretch marks occur when other body striae are present before the actual breast implants.
The feel of your implants will depend on the type of implant selected, placement above or over the muscle, the thickness of your existing breast tissues, and the type of capsule formed by your body. Silicone implants will feel more like your normal breast fat, and the anatomical-shaped, thick silicone gel implants will feel firmer. Over-the-muscle placement will have more normal pliability, especially if you have a soft capsule and some natural breast tissue of your own. The smaller the implant chosen, the less noticeable it becomes, and textured implants can feel overly stiff and immobile. Many women are satisfied with a large variety of breast implant choices.
Loose and deflated breasts with minimal sag or ptosis are ideal candidates for breast implants. Simply restoring the breasts to their original volume will give the immediate result. Whether from weight loss, breastfeeding, pregnancy, or the aging process, breast implants can provide a return of the natural shape, projection, and fullness of the breasts.
The chest wall is not flat but is cylindrically shaped with curved ribs and outwardly pointed breasts. A prominent breastbone (pigeon breast) will accentuate this outward effect while an indented or sunken breastbone (pectus excavatum) will allow for deeper cleavage but with somewhat inwardly pointing breasts. Deviating from the natural contour lines of the breast by overly releasing the normal skin or muscle attachments at the midline can lead to less than desirable results. Implants must be centered under the nipple complex– positioning the implants closer to the center midline can result in outwardly pointing nipples. Overly thick breast and chest wall tissues will conceal the contour enhancements provided by implants. Thin skin and breast tissues will often require muscular coverage to pad and soften the breast outlines. Adding larger volume implants will not necessarily correct many cleavage issues.
Cleavage after breast implants depends on many factors, including the structure and shape of the chest wall, the relative position of the nipples, the thickness of the surrounding breast tissues, and the type and size of implants used. Some women request maximum projection combined with the tight cleavage produced with push-up bras or crossing one’s arms. If your breasts are widely separated, either from a broad or prominent breastbone (sternum) or outwardly positioned nipples, this type of cleavage will be difficult to achieve. Altering the normal breast boundaries by sliding the implant closer together under the thin skin of the sternum can result in both palpable or visible rippling at the cleavage line.
Reducing implant size also reduces breast volume, which can result in sagging if the breast tissues and skin cannot contract well enough on their own. Additionally, a nipple/areola that looks proportional with larger implants may appear too large with a smaller implant size.
Yes. When removing your breast implants you can either choose to replace them with new implants or no implants at all. Most women who remove their breast implants and not replace them, look to have a mastopexy.