Breast implants are meant to enhance your figure and self-confidence. If you are not completely satisfied with the look and feel of your breasts after augmentation or reconstruction, breast implant revision may be the solution.
Breast implant revision surgery involves removing old breast implants and replacing them with new ones. It is performed to improve or change the appearance of your breasts and correct any complications that may have developed after your initial breast procedure. While relatively rare, complications can include asymmetry, capsular contracture, and discomfort.
Consistently recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner is committed to achieving the results you desire. Schedule a breast implant revision consultation today by calling 410-616-3000. Our Baltimore area practice serves patients from Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Reasons to Consider Breast Implant Revision
Dissatisfaction with the results of your breast procedure can be hard to handle. Thankfully, breast implant revision offers a way to address your concerns so you can feel great about your body.
You may consider breast implant revision if you want to correct:
- Tightening and hardening of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
- Asymmetry amplified or caused by implant placement
- Implant malposition
- Implant rippling
- Undesired implant shape or size
- Deflated, ruptured, or leaking implant
- Breast tissue changes due to age, weight loss or gain, or pregnancy
It is important to know that aesthetic and medical concerns are not always the result of a poorly executed breast surgery. You might experience changes to the appearance and feel of your breasts even if your initial breast implant procedure was performed flawlessly. Breast implants are not lifetime devices.
Breast Implant Revision Candidates
You may be an ideal breast implant revision candidate if:
- You want to change the shape, size, or material of your implants
- You are experiencing breast pain or discomfort related to your implants
- You are worried about the integrity of your implants
- You are in good general health
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a nonsmoker or are willing to quit to facilitate healing
If you are experiencing an issue related to your breast implants, you are likely a candidate for breast implant revision. However, you will need to schedule an in-person consultation to learn what is appropriate for your unique situation. Dr. Basner will discuss your concerns, goals, relevant medical information, and other factors to determine if breast implant revision can meet your needs.
What to Expect From Revision Breast Surgery
For your comfort and convenience, Dr. Basner often performs breast revision surgery from one of our two on-site operating rooms. These fully accredited, Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical suites allow you to have your surgical procedure completed in a private setting that meets the highest safety standards.
Breast implant revision is an outpatient procedure that is carried out under general anesthesia. The procedural steps involve removing the current implants and replacing them with new ones. However, the specifics of your breast implant revision procedure will vary based on the concerns you wish to address.
For example, revision to correct asymmetry will involve unique surgical steps. Those steps may include changing the size of one or both implants or adjusting a surgical pocket that is too large or too small. Dr. Basner may also need to modify the placement of your implants to ensure that your breasts appear even.
Using Strattice During Capsular Contracture Revision
It is natural for a tissue capsule to form around a breast implant. However, some women develop a capsule that is abnormally tight, hard, or dense. Known as capsular contracture, this condition can lead to discomfort, shifting, distortion, and asymmetry. Thankfully, Dr. Basner can correct capsular contracture by placing Strattice™ during a breast revision procedure.
Sttattice is a biocompatible surgical mesh that reinforces weak or damaged tissue. It creates an internal scaffolding that supports the implant and helps prevent future complications.
While particularly beneficial for treating capsular contracture, Dr. Basner’s Strattice technique can repair a variety of concerns, such as an implant that has bottomed out or visible wrinkling and rippling. During your consultation, he will talk to you about including Strattice in your surgical plan.
Learn More About Breast Implant Revision in Baltimore
Breast implant revision is an ideal option for correcting asymmetry, capsular contracture, and other related concerns. Learn how this surgery can meet your needs by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Basner at 410-616-3000. Our practice welcomes patients from Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Pennsylvania.