Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Most women are extremely happy with their results. But, breast implants are not lifetime devices and eventually require removal and replacement whether due to age or malfunction (encapsulation or disruption).
Board-certified plastic surgeon Scott Greenberg, M.D., will discuss breast revision surgery with you in detail and make sure all of your questions are answered before proceeding with removal and replacement of your breast implants.
Breast implant revision is a surgical procedure that can have two goals: 1) to replace an old or malfunctioning implant; and/or 2) to change the size of an implant based on the patient’s particular needs. All breast augmentation patients will eventually go under some type of breast implant revision, as implants don’t last forever. Some patients may opt to undergo this surgery if they’re unhappy with the results from a previous plastic surgeon.
Candidates for Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Greenberg will discuss your goals and your suitability for breast implant removal and replacement surgery. He will review your previous procedure(s) and, after a comprehensive physical examination, he will discuss your options for treatment: if, when and how to remove your implants; replacement in what position (above or below the muscle); types of implants; and if additional procedures, such as a breast lift, may be recommended.
How Does It Work?
Breast surgery is performed in our accredited in-office surgical facility under general anesthesia as an outpatient. The procedure takes 1.5-3 hours depending on what is required. During the procedure, Dr. Greenberg will remove the older implant and replace it with the implant selected during your consultation. You will be able to go home after the procedure after recovering in our facility.
Like with a breast augmentation, results from your breast implant revision procedure will be visible almost immediately, but your optimal results will take about three to six months to finalize.
Activity is limited for the first few days immediately following breast implant replacement surgery but routine, non-strenuous activities may be resumed during this time depending upon comfort. You should be able to resume driving and return to work after one week. Discomfort after a breast implant replacement is usually minimal and controlled with oral medication.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137