Breast Implant Revision and Replacement
Breast implant revision and replacement in Dallas aims to replace old implants with new ones and improve the breast’s appearance. A breast augmentation can give life-long results with implants that last decades. Dr. Azouz can improve the breast’s look and feel with quick recovery, without drains, and with minimal pain. Request a consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas by calling (972) 702-8888 and take the first step to enhance your breast.
Am I a candidate for Brest Implant Revision and Replacement?
Many patients retain their original implants without a revision or replacement but decide to change in size, type, or shape for their breast implants years later. Many patients seek Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz for his expertise in breast augmentation to create a revised beautiful breast. Patients who are unhappy with their breast augmentation performed elsewhere seek revision and replacement for many reasons including:
- Capsular contracture
- Sagging (bottoming out)
Over time, implants may rupture. Ruptures have different symptoms for saline, silicone, or cohesive gel breast implants. Although rare, women should be aware of the signs of an implant leak or rupture. If a rupture is suspected, most patients desire the implant to be removed and replaced right away.
Signs and Symptoms of a Breast Implant Rupture
- Quick deflation
- Breast change in size or symmetry
- Slow deflation
- Breast change in size or symmetry
- Hard spots
- Swollen lymph nodes
Silicone is not absorbed by the body, so detection of a rupture isn’t as noticeable as saline. This is the primary reason the FDA advises patients to receive an MRI evaluation every other year after treatment. Dr. Azouz’s advanced knowledge and techniques, restore the natural and full breast appearance, even after an implant rupture.
Capsular contracture occurs when the tissue surrounding the implant becomes firm, tight, or thick, causing the breast to become hard and sometimes discomforting. If a patient suffers from capsular contracture, they often see deformities or rippling of their breast. Although capsular contractures aren’t fully understood, Dr. Azouz uses advanced breast surgery techniques to decrease the chances of this from occurring. To correct capsular contracture, Dr. Azouz generally removes the implant and capsule altogether (breast implant total explantation) or uses new techniques to manipulate the capsule and reduce the contracture.
Breast implant Revision and Replacement benefits
- It helps improves and enhance breast shape
- Improve breast size and proportion
- Removal of ruptured breast implants
- Remove scar tissue
- Re-lift the breast
How is Breast Implant Revision and Replacement performed in Dallas?
The procedure is similar to primary breast augmentation; however, the old implant and the scar tissue are removed before replacement with a new implant. Other techniques are used while breast implants replacement in Dallas to correct asymmetry, deflation, sagging, and scarring. Dr. Azouz restores the breast by performing a variety of techniques, such as:
- Breast lift
- Implant replacement with a different type, size, or shape
- Total capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue)
- Liposuction (removal of side boob or axillary breast tissue)
- Removal of ruptured breast implants and silicone granuloma
Anesthesia for Breast Implant Revision and Replacement
Breast implant revision and replacement performed by Dr. Azouz is done with local and sedation. By using local and sedative medication Dr. Azouz’s patients report feeling less groggy, less nausea, and better control over their post-operative pain.
Breast Implant revision and replacement recovery
Dr. Azouz does breast implant revision and replacement surgery as an out patient surgery. This means that you will go home the same day that you have surgery. The first 48 hours you will want to rest and limit activities. It is normal to be sore and have some swelling. This will decrease over a few weeks. During each of your follow up appointment Dr. Azouz will instruct and guide you on when you can add in more strenuous activities.
Combination of Breast Implant Revision and Replacement with other plastic surgeries in Dallas
Many surgeries can be combined with breast implant revision and replacement in Dallas. These surgeries include:
- Tummy tuck (Drainless)
- Liposuction: abdominal, neck, thighs, legs, calves, later chest wall (removal of side boob)
- Brazilian butt lift
- Breast augmentation
- Fat grafting (fat transfer)
- Removal of breast implants
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Chin implant
Breast implant revision and replacement surgery cost
The cost of breast implant revision and replacement depends on the specific surgery Dr. Azouz creates to achieve your breast goals. Some of the cost factors include change desired, implant type, and incision placement. Dr. Azouz provides different financial options to make affordable breast implant revision and replacement surgery for his patients.
Breast Implant Revision and Replacement Results
Breast implant revision and replacement in Dallas can improve the aesthetic look for your breast. Depending on your specific needs you may feel an improvement to your health if the implants being removed are ruptured or capsulated.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you have any problems with your breast implants or are unsatisfied with a previous breast augmentation call our office or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz. He can help restore your breasts to their perkier, younger, and enhanced appearance once more. For more information, contact us at (972) 702-8888.
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast implant surgery is not generally a painful surgery when performed by Dr. Azouz. Dr. Azouz utilizes specialized local anesthetic blocks, compression garments and performs drainless breast implant revision.
A breast augmentation revision is generally performed months to years after a primary breast augmentation.
Breast implants usually take weeks to months to drop and take their shape. This is routine in primary breast augmentation.
Breast implants can sometimes appear smaller of bigger after they settle. Breast implants can be made to look bigger or smaller with the use of different bras.
There is no standard amount of ccs or volume that yield a certain bra cup size. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will determine the amount of volume necessary to provide a size to fill the bra. Different bra companies have different sizing standards.
There is no one breast implant that looks the most natural. A natural look is based on a variety of factors including:
- implant selection
- implant pocket
- native breast tissue
- medical history
- Plastic surgeon placing the implants
The surgeon is the most important factor in providing a natural-looking breast augmentation.