Breast Revision | Implant Removal
Breast Revision | Implant Removal Miami, FL, with Imagos Plastic Surgery
Do your breasts need a do-over? Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic surgical procedures in the world. The surgery has a very high patient satisfaction rate and most patients are delighted with their results. Significant changes in body weight and pregnancies are just a few of the factors that can affect the appearance of the breast. Patients sometimes will ask to have their breast implants changed or removed.
If you are considering breast revision surgery, you deserve a surgeon with unparalleled expertise who understands the complex nature of a breast revision and delivers safe, high-quality results. Breast revision or implant removal with Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri or Dr. Onelio Garcia in Miami involves removing previous breast implants, correcting any breast deformities, and replacing the implants (if desired).
Ready to learn more about Miami breast revision or implant removal surgery? Schedule your in-person or virtual consultation at Imagos Plastic Surgery today by calling (305) 596-2228 or contacting us online. Our practice is located in Miami and proudly serves all over Florida, including Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and many other locations.
What Is a Breast Revision/Implant Removal?
Implant removal or implant exchange is a procedure that removes or exchanges the breast implants. Many women whose lifestyles and preferences have changed since their initial augmentation procedure or whose breast size has changed due to pregnancy or weight changes, might want to switch to a different breast implant size or style.
Breast revision surgery can also include enhancing procedures such as a breast lift or breast reduction. Additionally, Dr. Perez-Gurri or Dr. Garcia can perform breast revisions to correct any breast deformities that might be present.
Common Reasons for Breast Implant Removal or Replacement
No Longer Want Breast Implants
Breast implants will remain in your breast until you choose to have them removed. After breast augmentation, some women may be dissatisfied with their results or decide later in life that they no longer want their breast implants. Some women must make the unfortunate choice to remove their implants due to health concerns. Only a qualified plastic surgeon can remove breast implants and tighten the overlying skin and tissue to restore the breast to its natural shape, and position.
Implant leak or rupture
Modern breast implants are durable and long-lasting. Leaks or ruptures are rare, but they can happen. Older breast implants are more likely to experience these issues. When a saline breast implant leaks, your body is able to absorb the fluid without problem, but the affected breast will look deflated and will need to be revised. Silicone implants may require breast imaging to confirm a leak. When an implant leaks or ruptures, a surgeon must remove it and replace it with a new implant, if the patient desires.
Your body naturally forms a thin tissue capsule around each breast implant. Sometimes, this capsule thickens and tightens around the implant, leading to painful hardening and tissue distortion, a condition called capsular contracture. To treat this condition, a surgeon must perform a capsulectomy, removing the implant and tissue capsule simultaneously.
Occasionally, breast implants will ripple or wrinkle, which can be visible through the breast tissue. The issue is typical in thin patients with low natural breast volume and more noticeable with saline breast implants.
Desire to Change Breast Size
Aesthetic ideals may change with age. Some women desire a change in their breast size. You can accomplish this by removing your current breast implants and replacing them with a larger or smaller implant size as desired. Also, breasts continue to age after breast augmentation. Sagging may develop, especially for patients who have become pregnant or lost significant weight. Adding a breast lift to your revision will restore your breast shape and position.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision?
The best candidates for breast revision or implant replacement surgery in Miami, FL, are women in good physical and mental health who are looking to improve the appearance of their augmented breasts, are experiencing discomfort, or have experienced a leak or rupture of their current breast implants.
Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia recommend that breast revision candidates should:
- Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
- Be in good physical health and weight
- Understand the risk of the procedure
- Have realistic expectations of their results
- Follow all pre- and post-operative instruction
Why Should I Choose Imagos Plastic Surgery For My Breast Revision/ Implant Removal?
At Imagos Plastic Surgery we strive to provide our patients with the best aesthetic surgery experience possible. Our highly experienced, expert surgeons will customize a surgical plan to suit your individual needs.
- Communication: Communication is a crucial element when it comes to the patient-doctor relationship. It’s important that patients are comfortable asking questions and discussing concerns when preparing both mentally and physically for their surgery.
- Honesty: You should trust your surgeon with your health, safety, and well-being over all else. That’s why we will only recommend procedures that we feel will benefit you and your aesthetic goals.
- Empathy: Surgery is a deeply personal decision. We will do everything to educate you, make you feel heard, and be with you through every step of the process.
Ready To Get Started? Contact Us To Schedule Your Miami Breast Revision/ Implant Removal Consultation!
Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia are prepared to meet with you and engage in a friendly, educational, and informative discussion regarding your breast revision or implant removal goals. During your in-depth, personalized consultation, you will have adequate time to listen, learn, and ask any questions to clarify all aspects of the procedure you are considering. The surgeons will discuss all your breast surgery options and give their recommendations on how to achieve your goals.
To get started, simply contact us online to book your appointment today! We look forward to meeting you soon.
Miami Breast Revision/ Implant Removal Results- Frequently Asked Questions
Your breast revision surgery cost will depend on the type of breast implants, surgery plan, and the doctor’s recommendations. Schedule your consultation to receive a quote.
Typically, patients do not have a lengthy recovery period and can return to their jobs in one or two weeks. During this time, it’s essential that you rest, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and listen to your body. Try not to rush the healing process and allow your body to heal at its own pace.
Typically, most patients can return to their usual activities after about two weeks. However, you’ll want to avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous activities that use your chest muscles for the first month to six weeks after your procedure.