Breast Implant Revision
Breast Implant Exchange
Breast augmentation is known for having a high patient satisfaction rate, and its popularity continues to grow. Nonetheless, a relatively small percentage of patients seek some form of breast implant revision or breast implant removal. The reasons for this might involve some unforeseen problem with one or both implants, or it might be because the patient grew dissatisfied with them for a particular reason.
Sometimes, patients who have received breast implants from another surgeon may turn to Dr. Will for their revision surgery. Other times, Dr. Will may have performed the patient’s breast augmentation in Maryland with beautiful results, but, for personal reasons, the patient may wish to change the size or shape of the implants. In more rare cases, patients choose to have the implants removed later in life.
For patients near Frederick, MD, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Will performs this procedure to remove breast implants the patient no longer desires or to restore a beautiful breast appearance for patients desiring breast implant revision.
Choosing to undergo a revisionary procedure may be due to issues and indications such as the following:
- Scar revision
- Breast ptosis
- Capsular contracture
- Nipple malposition or ptosis
- Change in size preferences
- Implant position
- Switch from saline to silicone (or vice versa)
Some of our cases at Will Surgical Arts in Maryland involve breast implant removal for medical reasons or because the patient chose to do so. Medical reasons may include breast cancer, which usually necessitates implant removal for treatment. Just how involved this procedure will be largely depends on whether the implant is intact, and whether or not it is encapsulated by hardened tissue, which can appear over time following some breast augmentations.
How long is a revision breast augmentation?
Removal can be as brief as 30 minutes or may require a few hours. Removal can bring about some negative effects in certain cases; patients could be left with scars, wrinkles, or even depression as a result. This is definitely not the outcome in every situation. Plenty of patients see their skin settle just fine, and some even report that their breasts closely resemble a pre-augmentation appearance.
For an ideal result, Dr. Will may ask you to return for a follow-up breast implant removal surgery. This is another reason to be optimistic: good aesthetic results have been achieved when breast lift surgery is performed after breast implants have been removed.
During your consultation, Dr. Will can outline the procedure for breast implant revision as it pertains to your needs. Contact Will Surgical Arts in Maryland to schedule this consultation today. Our cosmetic surgery practice is located in Ijamsville, MD–a convenient location for residents of Frederick, MD and the Washington, DC metro area. Call (301) 874-1707 to find out more about breast surgery in Frederick and the surrounding area.