Restore Confidence with Breast Revision
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and successful plastic surgery procedures available today. However, as with all plastic surgery, breast augmentation does come with a degree of risk. In case of a rare complication, breast augmentation can create subpar results. In other cases, the surgery may have been successful but the patient is no longer happy with her implants because her preferences have changed.
Dr. Lloyd Landsman has a long history of successful plastic surgery results, including with breast augmentation. Known for his superb skill and dedication to safety, Dr. Landsman receives referrals for women who are unhappy with their breast augmentation results. Because no two patients are the same, Dr. Landsman handles breast revision cases with an individualized approach in order to deliver each patient’s desired outcome.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Revision?
Women choose to undergo breast revision for different reasons including to:
- Change the size, shape or position of their breast implants
- Replace breast implants for another type
- Replace breast implants that have leaked or ruptured
- Address a complication such as capsular contracture, lateral displacement or bottoming out.
- Remove breast implants without replacing them
How Is Breast Revision Performed?
Breast revision is performed as an outpatient procedure, typically under general anesthesia. Your safety and satisfaction are top priorities to Dr. Landsman. Prior to your procedure, the doctor will go over your options for breast revision and take your personal needs and preferences into consideration when creating your treatment plan. You are also encouraged to look at before and after photos of past patients to get a better visual of what results to expect.
Dr. Landsman can perform breast revision to replace the breast implants with another type. The doctor offers both saline and silicone gel implants and can replace one for the other. This type of breast revision is relatively straightforward as Dr. Landsman will typically use the same incisions used for the original breast augmentation procedure to avoid additional scarring.
For women who desire larger breast implants, Dr. Landsman will enlarge the pockets in the natural tissue to accommodate larger implants. For smaller implants, the doctor will reduce the size of the breast pockets. Dr. Landsman can also remove breast implants altogether. If necessary, he may perform breast lift to remove skin that has been stretched out due to holding the implants and restore the breast to a perkier and youthful position on the chest wall.
In some instances, implants pockets can be created too far apart or too close together, creating an unnatural breast appearance. To correct this, Dr. Landsman can relocate the implant pockets to a more attractive and natural-looking position on the chest wall. This will often require the use of a tissue implant such as Galaflex to help maintain the new implants in their desired new position.
Dr. Landsman can also perform breast revision to correct capsular contracture, which occurs when the scar tissue around the breast implant, or capsule, hardens. In this case, the doctor will remove the implant and capsule, use a tissue insert like Galaflex to prevent recurrence of capsular contracture and replace the implants.
Recovery from breast revision is similar to the initial breast augmentation recovery. Patients should anticipate taking one to two weeks off from their normal routine, during which they will need to avoid vigorous activities including exercise. Dr. Landsman and his expert team will provide detailed instructions for your recovery during your consultation. Rest assured, the doctor and his team will also be available throughout your recovery to ensure your recovery is quick and successful.
If you are unhappy with your current breast implants, or are experiencing a complication, please schedule a consultation for breast revision in Smithtown, NY with Dr. Landsman. Contact his office by calling (631) 864-4111 today.