Breast Implant Revision
Our goal is to make your breast revision surgery the last one you will need.
While most women are thrilled with their breast implants, breast implants that start to morph over the years can cause a great deal of unhappiness. A few unlucky women may even wake up one day after a procedure and realize that they have a terrible breast implant result. Imagine all the emotional distress, embarrassment, and the loss of self-confidence that a botched breast augmentation can cause. A great breast implant revision is more than just maintenance; it can provide relief and peace of mind.
Restora Austin’s doctors, Dr. Ashley Gordon and Dr. Dustin Reid, understand that patients suffering from bad breast implants have been through enough. That’s why they devote a large percentage of their practice to breast implant revisions; and they’ve helped women from all over the world with challenging cases of malposition, rupture, asymmetry, and capsular contracture.
Dr. Gordon and Dr. Reid distinguish themselves not just because they have vast experience in primary and secondary breast implant surgery, but because they also take care to use the latest techniques, along with innovative materials like Strattice and GalaFLEX to guarantee a natural look and feel, along with a longer lasting result.
Want to know more about what types of conditions are fixed by breast implant revision? Make sure to click on the links provided to get in-depth information on different breast implant revision conditions.
Desire for Implant Exchange – Size Change, Ruptured Implant, Asymmetry
There are a lot of reasons to want an implant exchange, in fact, it’s very common. Whether you want a more appropriate size, want to maintain your look, or fix an issue, implant exchange can easily adapt your breast implants to your current aesthetic goals.
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Every single breast implant procedure involves the formation of a capsule, a thin layer of scar tissue that surrounds a breast implant. Unfortunately, with capsular contracture, the capsule starts to thicken and encroach on the implant until it starts to squeeze it, creating pain and mis-shapen breasts that feel hard. A breast implant revision is the perfect treatment for capsular contracture; first the capsule will be removed, a new implant placed and a breast implant revision will be performed. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Reid also use Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix, a revolutionary new technique that reduces reoccurrence of capsular contracture to 5%!
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Implant malposition is when the implants migrate, affecting the natural folds and contours of the breast. This can be fixed through breast implant revision surgery. Certain surgical techniques can also be used in combination with either Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix or GalaFLEX soft tissue support to give better strength to your breast tissue and minimize recurrence.
Sometimes, implants start to migrate downward and end up sitting way too low on the chest; this is a phenomenon more crudely known as “bottoming out.” Bottoming out can cause your breasts to have too large of a “lower pole (lower part of the breast),” abnormally high nipples, and breasts that fall to the sides.
Bottoming out causes one or both implants to sit too low on the chest wall; and this happens for a variety of reasons:
- Lower breast fold attachments have lost support and are weak
- Gravity affecting implants placed above or partly above the muscle
- Weight ballooning
- Larger/heavier implants
- Overly dissected implant pocket
“Bottoming out” doesn’t mean hitting rock bottom, in fact, breast implant revision surgery, sometimes in combination with Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix or GalaFLEX soft tissue support, can effectively fix the problem.
The name Double Bubble might sound cute, but it can be a concerning condition. Double Bubble is when the implants migrate so low on the chest wall that it protrudes past the breast’s lower crease, giving the appearance of a double set of breasts. This condition can be caused by:
- Larger/heavier implants
- Skin “memory” of where the prior lower breast crease used to be
- Tuberous breasts
- Poorly placed implants
- Scarring from previous surgeries
The Double Bubble deformity can be fixed by replacing implants and raising their position. The lower breast crease is also reinforced with sutures. Sometimes, additional strength is needed, so Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix or GalaFLEX soft tissue support is utilized.
Wrinkling and Rippling
Although more common in the past, many surgeons used to under-fill saline implants so that the liquid filling would have a softer feel. However, like a deflated balloon, an underfilled implant is more likely to ripple and fold, which can be very noticeable under the skin.
If wrinkling is deep and noticeable enough, different surgical treatments can be used to fix it:
- Breast implant replacement with a cohesive gel implant
- Placing implants behind the muscle
- Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix to thicken the soft tissue surrounding the implant
This is a specific kind of breast malposition that causes the breasts to lift and push together in the midline over the sternum, forming a “uni-boob,” or “bread-loafing.” It can be fixed surgically by:
- Repairing the capsule with Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix or GalaFLEX soft tissue support to redefine each breast pocket.