Procedures

Breast Implant Revision

Overview

With so many thousands of breast implants having been inserted over the years, it is becoming very common for women to develop problems requiring further surgery.  If you are in this situation then it is most important that you have a consultation with an experienced surgeon so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.

Skilled surgical technique and attention to individual needs are essential to produce satisfying results with breast implants.  However, all too often these are overlooked. As a result, we see many patients who have had a breast augmentation elsewhere and who are dissatisfied with the result or have developed complications.

Reasons for breast implant revision include:

  • Dissatisfaction with implant size or shape
  • Incorrect surgical placement or implant positioning
  • Problems with the implant e.g. hardening, leakage or rupture
  • Complications e.g. capsular contracture or infection

Breast implant revision surgery is more complicated than the initial insertion surgery, and needs to be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. No two breast implant revision surgeries are the same. An outstanding outcome depends on a careful and comprehensive evaluation of your personal needs followed by skilful surgery.

Your surgeon may recommend:

  • Different implant size or shape to better complement your figure
  • Different implant type
    Many of our breast implant revision patients choose a safer style of augmentation using saline implants
  • Different implant positioning to create a more natural result
  • Uplift
    Breast lift to correct sagging and elevate your bust line
  • Implant removal and fat transfer
    Breast augmenting using your own fat is the latest innovation in breast surgery at Avenue Plastic Surgery. It is ideal for patients who would prefer to remove their old implants but still desire an increase in size and fullness.

We will guide you through the entire process – from initial consultation to full recovery – to take the worry out of surgery and to ensure you achieve the most satisfying result.

We invite you to talk to our surgeons, Dr Allan Kalus and Dr Rebecca Wyten, about your situation and to determine the best course of action.

 

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Reasons for breast implant revision include:

  • Dissatisfaction with implant size or shape
  • Incorrect surgical placement or implant positioning
  • Problems with the implant e.g. hardening, leakage or rupture
  • Complications e.g. capsular contracture or infection