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What You Need to Know About Breast Implant Revision Surgery

By April 10, 2015 No Comments

What You Need to Know About Breast Implant Revision Surgery

If you had a breast augmentation years ago and are wanting to maintain the youthful appearance of your breasts, you may be a great candidate for breast implant revision surgery. Most women who have breast implants will need to have the implants replaced at some point during their lifetime they are not intended to last forever. Also, if you underwent breast augmentation surgery several years ago, you may not have had the option to get cohesive gel (gummy bear) implants that are becoming increasingly popular today. Dr. Jonov can perform breast implant revision surgery with gummy bear implants or silicone implants to restore your silhouette and enhance your figure.

Is it Time for Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

The shape of your breasts can change with weight fluctuations, hormonal issues, and because of the aging process. Many women undergo breast augmentation surgery to counteract the effects of aging and restore lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss. However, you may be dissatisfied with the look of your breast implants after several years or may need to have them replaced due to complications.

Breast implant revision surgery in Seattle is well-suited for patients who have undergone an augmentation procedure in the past or need to manage a botched procedure. We can remove existing implants and replace them with a set of new implants, or simply perform surgery to reposition the implants to correct problems such as rippling or symmastia. The goal of these breast enhancement procedures is to restore youthful contours and enhance the patient’s silhouette.

What to Expect with Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Removing breast implants from the pockets is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure. Dr. Jonov typically performs this procedure within about an hour. If the breast implants are removed without being replaced, there is a good chance that you will be left with stretched skin, which will sag without the implant to support it underneath. We can restore your youthful contour by inserting a new set of implants that are the appropriate size and shape for your body type. In some cases, breast lift surgery can be performed to tighten the tissue and get rid of excess skin.

Learn more about the benefits of breast implant revision surgery in Seattle by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Jonov today.

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