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Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision

Women who opt for breast augmentation (breast enlargement) with implants may not be happy with the results for a number of reasons: The implants’ shape, size and/or placement may be problematic, or postsurgical complications, such as leaking, wrinkling, implant displacement, capsular contracture or symmastia, may have occurred. Although considered safe, revision surgery to correct problems with breast implants may be more complicated, cost more and take longer to recover from than the initial surgery.

Common reasons for breast implant revisions

Unhappiness With Size of Implants Chosen

Wanting a different implant size is the most common reason that a patient seeks revision surgery. A patient is advised to wait up to 1 year after the initial procedure before undergoing revision surgery; time is needed before swelling subsides and the implants settle, allowing for a true evaluation of the surgical outcome. Exceptions are when there is a pronounced asymmetry between the breasts, or the implant has leaked or ruptured.

During revision surgery, the incisions made during the initial surgery are often used to remove the implants and replace them with either larger or smaller ones. If larger implants are wanted, the pockets in the breasts that hold the implants are made larger. If smaller implants are wanted, the pockets are made smaller using sutures; a mastopexy (breast lift) may also be performed.

Implants Are Leaking

Implants can leak because of age or defect, injury to the breast, or overfilling. Whatever the reason, a leaking implant should be replaced as soon as possible. The incisions made during the initial surgery are often used when replacing the implant.

A leak to a saline implant is immediately noticeable; the implant deflates and the saline is absorbed by the body. When there is a leak in the types of silicone implants used today, because the silicone is designed to hold its shape, leaks are often only discovered during routine mammograms.

Implants Are Causing Complications

There is always a risk complications from a breast-implant procedure. They include wrinkling and rippling of the implant (usually a saline implant); capsular contracture, in which scar tissue forms around the implant, hardening the breast and changing its look and feel; and symmastia, in which the implants drift together and meet in the middle of the chest.

Even when breast-implant revision surgeries are successful, new implants are still subject to the same problems as the original implants.

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Dr. Aydin is honest, caring, listens to your concerns and wants as well. After being referred by a friend I drove to NJ to meet with him, I am from Long Island. His office was immaculate and the staff was very friendly and warm. My 1st appointment I must have been there for 1.5 hours asking questions-booked him on the spot which is so unlike me but I knew I was in the right hands. As we were chatting about what I was looking for I explained I wanted them noticeably larger and besides that I had no concerns.
Dr. Aydin pointed out how my right implant was placed much higher and the nipple was much lower on my left. He throughly explained how he can create a new pocket, explained the benefits of a lift to fix the nipple position & also explained how since I was going 130cc larger there was a chance my nipples will appear more even. I opted out of a lift. I am being 100% honest when I say to you that my nipples are almost perfectly portioned, the natural eye would not be able to notice, the implants are perfectly shaped and the incision is only slightly larger than my old scar. The evening of surgery and the next two days I was uncomfortable but nothing like pain of the 1st set. He made sure to reach out multiple times. My follow-up appointment he was actually coming to Long Island that weekend for the holidays, he said he would come by to check my progress and he's a man of his word, we had my follow up appointment and he took the bandages off. I do not think it gets any betterthan than this man! Finally a doctor who cares about his patients and had pride in his work.


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My 35 year old left breast implant had formed a hardened capsule and shifted position. Unfortunately, last year another plastic surgeon replaced the implant with terrible results. After the expense and inconvenience, when healed the implant was even more unattractive than the original. Dr Aydin performed a capsulectomy and replaced the implant with good results. My left breast is once again soft and in position...and matches my right side.


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