Breast Implant Revision
Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Applebaum's Before and after Breast Implant Revision
You don’t have to live with breast implant results you don’t love. Dr. Applebaum’s Breast Implant Revision procedure is carefully customized to provide the shapely, self-confident you that you have been seeking.
Why Dr. Applebaum?
Patient care, trust and your satisfaction with good outcomes are my upmost concern.
Patients who have had a previous breast augmentation and are finding themselves less than thrilled with their current results often turn to Dr. Applebaum for breast implant revision surgery.
Dr. Applebaum is a board certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery in Beverly Hills, and his experience in handling difficult primary and secondary procedures helps his patients to finally find the results they’ve been looking for.
There are many reasons why patients consider breast implant revision surgery, and some of the common reasons are changes in breast implant size, aging implants that have dropped and implant encapsulation. Some patients have had a poor surgical experience from a previous surgeon that has resulted in a need for breast implant revision surgery. Capsular contracture, a condition that occurs when scar tissue builds up around the implants over time, can be very painful and require surgical treatment. Other patients require a reshaping of the breast implant pocket due to the implants migrating to an undesirable location. Patients who have suffered from an implant rupture may need the ruptured implant to be removed or replaced.
Approximately 37 percent of breast revision surgeries are done because patients want to increase their implants to a larger size. Some women who have had breast implants for years find that they want to downsize their implants after having children. Other women decide that they want to change from one type of implant to another, such as from silicone gel implants to saline implants or vice versa. Although breast implants have a lifetime warranty, it is common for women to choose to replace or update their breast implants after about 15 years.
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Breast Implant Revision
I have seen my fair share of surgeons before meeting Dr. Applebaum and there are no words that can describe how incredible he is. From the second I entered his office, I felt an immediate feeling of trust and respect. His staff, made out of the most wonderful, smart ladies, made me feel at home and taken care of. Dr. Applebaum is THE most caring, attentive, incredible surgeon I have ever met and most of all he is an artist. I would have never dreamt of achieving the results I am now seeing everyday thanks to him. I will be forever thankful to all the help he has given me. Please look no further, in a city like LA it is very hard finding someone that will understand who you are and what you want without being biased by the standards of this city.
BREAST IMPLANT REVISION FAQs
It is essential that patients choose a highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon to perform their breast implant revision surgery, because revision surgery is always more difficult than the initial breast augmentation procedure. Due to the presence of existing scar tissue around the original implants, the results of breast implant revision surgery are less predictable, which makes the surgery more challenging. The breast tissue has also stretched and changed over time to accommodate the original implants, which can change the appearance of the breasts and create challenges for the surgeon. Finally, many patients who are pursuing breast implant revision surgery are frustrated and disillusioned by their experience and may have unrealistic expectations of what a revision surgery can accomplish. Communication is critical, which is why Dr. Applebaum takes extensive time during each consultation to talk through goals and expectations for each patient based on their specific circumstances and case.
Most patients face less recovery time after a breast implant revision surgery than after the original surgery because tissue that can protect the implants has already formed around the breast implant pockets. Dr. Applebaum uses the existing breast incision sites whenever possible in order to minimize scarring and reduce recovery times. Depending on the type of revision that is required, some patients may need to wear a recovery bra or similar garment, but other patients may not. Each patient’s recovery will depend on the details of their individual procedure and will be discussed thoroughly at your consultation.
Each prospective patient is evaluated by Dr. Applebaum during the initial consultation in order to determine whether they are a good candidate for breast implant revision surgery. In general, good candidates for breast implant revision surgery include women who:
- Are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of their existing breast implants
- Are concerned about the condition of their implants
- Have realistic expectations about what breast implant revision surgery can help them achieve
- Believe they may have suffered a ruptured implant
- Are physically healthy and at a stable weight
In many instances the same incision used for the first or prior surgeries can be used to perform the revision surgery. In some cases where the initial incision was through the belly button (umbilicus) or through the axilla will require a different incision to perform the revision surgery. In some cases a breast lift is needed which could add some additional scars to the final result.