Breast Revision Surgery
For patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome of a previous breast surgery they may have had from another surgeon, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can improve the results and bring them more in line with your expectations. Revision breast surgery can be performed to switch from silicone to saline implants (or from saline to silicone); increase or decrease implant size; address complications that have arisen from a previous surgery; remove breast implants; correct asymmetry; and give you results that are closer to your original goals.
Saline to Silicone Implant Exchange
Since the FDA’s approval of silicone breast implants in 2006, many women consider exchanging saline implants for silicone to enjoy their more natural feel. Dr. Jon can also change the size and/or shape of the implant, depending on your ultimate goals. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is one of the nation’s leading voices in breast augmentation with implants, and has extensive experience in this area of plastic surgery.
Capsular contracture is a rare occurrence that can sometimes affect women who have breast implants. The condition is characterized by thick scar tissue forming around the implant and causing a feeling of hardness to the breast. Capsular contracture can also have an effect on breast shape. Dr. Jon can remove the scar tissue and remove or replace the implant, depending on your goals.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast implant removal is a relatively simple procedure that can often be performed utilizing the original areas of incision for breast augmentation. Patients decide to remove breast implants for a variety of reasons, and implant removal should restore the breasts to their original size. Patients who have had breast implants for long periods of time may experience some degree of loose, drooping skin after the implants have been removed; however, in these instances, a breast lift can be performed to restore firmness and “perkiness” to the breasts.
Breast Implant Deflation
Although rare, breast implant deflation can happen with saline implants, particularly if you have had the implants for a long period of time. Deflation will necessitate removal or replacement, and patients should keep in mind that many breast implants are covered under warranties. In those cases, the cost of replacing deflated saline implants may be able to be defrayed, depending on the age of the implants, the company that manufactured them, and other factors. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani recommends you bring any records you may have of your implants to your initial consultation and the staff will be happy to look into possible warranty coverage.
Previous Breast Surgery
Regardless of the type of breast surgery you have had previously, it does not automatically disqualify you from undergoing another breast surgery. However, revision surgery should only be performed by board-certified surgeons who have experience with breast procedures. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is one of the most skilled and experienced breast surgeons in the area, and makes breast surgery one of the primary focuses of his practice.
Please contact us to schedule a consultation for revision breast surgery.