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Breast Implant Revision in Pittsburgh

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Breast Implant Revision at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh

Is it time to revise your breast implants? You may be coping with discomfort or complications, or you may want to change your look. Whatever your reasons for seeking breast implant revision, we have the expertise to help you restore your contours and your comfort with implant removal or exchange. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and medical team are passionate about providing exceptional care to help our patients live their best lives. If you are ready to learn how breast implant revision can help you, call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh to schedule your personalized consultation today.

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What is Breast Implant Revision?

At Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh Breast implant revision is performed when existing breast implants need to be replaced or removed. Some women opt to replace their implants with new ones, while others may simply wish to return to their natural breast size. In the case of implant removal, many women benefit from incorporating a breast lift (mastopexy) to reduce sagging skin and restore the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. Fat grafting can also be used to restore volume lost with implant removal. During the procedure, any existing complications are meticulously corrected, including capsular contracture (scar tissue tightening around the implant), implant rupture, or implant malposition.

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What are the benefits of Breast Implant Revision?

With Breast implant revision Pittsburgh patients can address several concerns they may have about their breast implants, helping them reclaim comfort and confidence in their physique.

Correction of Complications:

Possible benefits of breast implant revision include correcting complications, such as capsular contracture, which occurs when scar tissue forms and puts pressure on the implant, or implant rupture. All scar tissue and foreign tissue is meticulously removed to restore the breasts to their pre-implant state. Revision surgery can also correct malpositioned implants, addressing issues like bottoming out (implants sitting too low), symmastia (breasts appearing connected in the middle), or lateral displacement (implants shifting to the sides).

Size and Shape Adjustments:

Breast implant revision can also involve adjusting the size and contours of the breasts through implant removal or exchange. Refining previous outcomes can enhance the appearance of the breasts to align with the individual’s goals. Removing implants or replacing them with new ones can also accommodate changes in lifestyle and body changes due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. Often, a breast lift is performed simultaneously to reduce sagging skin, or fat grafting may be used to restore volume lost after implant removal.

Improved Comfort:

Finally, breast implant revision can address discomfort caused by implant complications or due to the size or position of the implants. For many people, breast implant revision is a freeing experience that restores comfort, wellness, and self-confidence. Breast implant revision surgery is customized to meet individual needs, offering the opportunity to refine previous results, correct complications, and enhance the appearance and feel of the breasts.

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Your Breast Implant Revision Consultation

Breast implant revision is a highly individualized process. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your symptoms, goals, and concerns and provide you with guidance on your options for breast implant revision, whether through implant removal or exchange. Often, the next step involves diagnostic imaging to assess the integrity of the old implants and the health of your breasts. For those wishing to replace old implants with new ones, a wide range of implant types, sizes, and styles are available, allowing you to craft your ideal results and reclaim a sense of control and confidence in your body. Implant removal is another option. In this case, your surgeon may recommend a breast lift at the time of removal to restore a more youthful, lifted contour and reduce the discomfort associated with sagging breasts. Serving Pittsburgh, Wexford, and beyond, our team is committed to helping you realize your goals and feel your best in your body.

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Breast Implant Revision Pittsburgh
Breast Implant Revision Pittsburgh
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Your Breast Implant Revision Procedure

The patient’s individual needs dictate the steps of the breast implant revision procedure. The patient is comfortably asleep under general anesthesia during surgery. In many cases, the incisions are made along the incision sites from the previous augmentation surgery to keep scarring minimal. Some cases may require the creation of incisions in a new location. The surgeon then removes the existing implants, addressing any issues like capsular contracture, implant rupture, or malposition. Depending on the patient’s goals, the surgeon might perform procedures like resizing, reshaping, repositioning, or replacing the implants. In some cases, a breast lift (mastopexy) might be performed concurrently to address sagging or excess skin.

Another option is to incorporate fat grafting to replace the volume lost with breast implant removal. Our surgeons are highly experienced in plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques and prioritize creating a natural and aesthetically pleasing result crafted to your goals.

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Renew Your Exuberance

Breast Implant Revision Results

Breast implant revision can be a transformative experience, allowing you to redefine your physique and enjoy new heights of comfort and confidence. Your surgical goals determine the outcome of your surgery, with options including a return to your natural breast size or implant exchange to achieve the contours you desire. Scar tissue or ruptured implant material is skillfully removed, restoring better health and preventing further complications. We are here to help you plan a procedure that provides you with a new lease on beauty, health, and confidence.

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Breast Implant Revision Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery and aftercare following breast implant revision surgery will likely be similar to recovery from the original breast implant surgery. Immediately after surgery, we will monitor you in a comfortable recovery area to ensure a smooth transition from anesthesia and observe initial healing. Dressings or a surgical bra might be applied to aid in healing and support the breasts. Your surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including a period of rest and avoiding strenuous activities in the initial days after surgery. Post-operative healing is checked at follow-up appointments to ensure an excellent outcome. Initial swelling and bruising resolve within a few weeks, though residual swelling might persist for several months. As post-procedure swelling fades, the optimal results from the procedure become visible.

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Breast Implant Revision Frequently Asked Questions

Breast implant revision may be necessary due to complications like capsular contracture (excessive scar tissue), implant rupture, or dissatisfaction with size, shape, or position. Changes in preferences, lifestyle, or body changes, such as pregnancy or weight fluctuations, can also prompt a revision. Additionally, addressing issues like implant malposition, asymmetry, or achieving better aesthetic outcomes might be reasons for considering breast implant revision surgery.

Breast implant revision surgery can be more complex than the initial procedure due to factors like scar tissue, changes in anatomy, or existing implants. Addressing complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture might require additional steps, potentially increasing surgical complexity. However, the extent of complexity varies based on individual cases, and some revisions may be straightforward and comparable to the initial surgery. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon helps assess the specific complexity involved in each revision case.

Our skilled surgeons strive to restore a more natural aesthetic and provide results with minimal scarring. Still, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Consulting with one of our qualified plastic surgeons will help you understand the results you can expect to achieve from breast implant revision surgery.

Breast implants aren't considered lifelong prosthetics. While they don't have an explicit expiration date, they might need replacement or revision over time due to factors like natural wear and tear, aging, or changes in the breast tissue. On average, implants may last around ten to twenty years, but this can vary significantly among individuals. Regular check-ups with your surgeon and monitoring for changes or complications are crucial for assessing implant integrity and considering potential replacements.

Yes, breast implant revision, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks, such as infection, bleeding, hematoma, changes in sensation, anesthesia reactions, or an unsatisfactory outcome. Working with a highly qualified surgeon and practicing close adherence to all aftercare instructions helps keep risks minimal.

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