Breast Revision

Expert breast implant revision by Dr. Diya Tantawi.

Millions of women have had breast implant surgery. A breast implant revision is often necessary either for medical or cosmetic purposes.  For instance, over time, breast implants can change shape or size, and the overlying breast tissue can also change, creating an appearance or feel to the breast that is less desirable than the original result. Also, many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device, but after ten years the costs associated with having surgery to replace the implants are no longer covered. Because of this, many women will elect to replace or update their breast implants at or around the 10-year time frame.

Dr. Tantawi is highly skilled in carrying out breast revision procedures that are customized to meet each patient’s needs. If you have any of these following conditions post-breast related surgery, a breast revision surgery may be right for you:

Bottoming Out

Bottoming out is the condition in which your breast implants have noticeably dropped on your chest. It’s distinguishable by the appearance of low breast implants and that the nipples look too high.

Capsular Contraction

Capsular contraction is when your body forms dense, thick scar tissue around the breast implant. As time passes, the scar tissue becomes heavier, thicker, and tighter.

This results in the implant becoming stuck in place within the chest, giving you pain and a disfigured appearance.

Implant Downsizing

You may be a patient interested in keeping your breast implants; nevertheless, you might wish they were smaller. It’s important to note that exchanging larger implants for smaller implants may cause excess breast skin or saggy breasts.

Therefore, you’d have to accompany your breast revision surgery with a breast lift to manage the extra skin.

Rippling

Rippling is more common in thinner individuals. It’s when the ripples from the breast implant can be seen on the surface of the skin.

Ruptured Implants

You may be interested in undergoing breast revision surgery because your implants have ruptured and are leaking. This must be treated immediately by surgeons that specialize in implant removals to diminish any further consequences.

En Bloc Capsulectomy

Last but not least, if you are tired of your breast implants for whatever reason, you can choose to have them removed with an En Bloc Capsulectomy. This procedure has been successfully performed many times and has given women the feeling of the natural softness of their breasts again.

If you are interested in breast revision surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tantawi to discuss the best plan to suit your goals.

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