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Breast revision surgery corrects problems associated with a primary breast surgery. Some patients are left with asymmetry, implants too large, implants too small, “double bubble,” or implants too close or too far apart. Others suffer from capsular contracture or implant rupture, all of which are corrected with breast revision surgery in Pasadena.

When Breast Augmentation Goes Wrong…

Unfortunately, breast enhancement surgery may fail to achieve the look you hoped for. Complications or unsatisfactory results from a previous breast surgery can be improved with breast revision surgery performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Casper. He can effectively address a number of issues from a previous breast surgery, such as hardened breast implants, ruptured breast implants, capsular contracture, and misplacement of breast implants, for an outcome that achieves a plump, soft, natural look.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Revision Surgery?

If you have gone through the process of enhancing your figure with a breast augmentation procedure, you may have assumed all will go well, and you will have the breasts that you dreamed of. Most of the time patients are satisfied with their new breasts – but on occasion, the result is not satisfactory.

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What Can Breast Revision Surgery Treat?

If you are unhappy with the results of your breast augmentation, revision surgery can correct a range of problems. Rather than “just dealing with it” or hoping it fixes itself (which it won’t), you should seek the care of an experienced surgeon who is an expert in breast revision surgery.

A breast revision will correct a number of problems you may be having with the results of a previous breast augmentation. These include:

  • Rupture of deflation of a breast implant
  • Capsular contracture
  • Bottoming out

  • Double bubble
  • Symmastia (“uniboob”)
  • Asymmetrical folds
  • Size asymmetry
  • Rippling
  • Breast asymmetry caused by one implant shifting location
  • The desire to switch between types of implants (saline to silicone / silicone to saline)
  • The desire to remove the implants or implant removal for treatment of health problems, such as breast cancer
  • Excessive scarring
  • Nipple asymmetry

Unhappy With the Results of Your Breast Augmentation? We Can Help.

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The key here is whether you are happy with the results of your augmentation. Did you receive the figure you envisioned? When you look in the mirror do you feel as beautiful as you hoped you would? Are your breasts the shape, size and feel that were discussed with your surgeon? If the answer to any of the above is “no,” schedule a consultation with Dr. Casper, who recognized as being among the top surgeons for breast implant revision serving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas.

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What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a condition where the scar tissue capsule that naturally forms around the breast implant hardens or calcifies, resulting in excessive pressure on the breast implant and may lead to unintended repositioning of the implant. The symptoms of capsular contracture include hardened breast implants, often painful to the touch.

How Does Capsular Contracture Occur?

Capsular contracture can occur as a result of bacteria entering the chest cavity during the initial breast augmentation surgery, leading to inflammation. This condition can also be caused by leakage or a ruptured breast implant the body’s defense mechanism reacting to the breast implant. Every person’s natural defense mechanism is different, and in some cases, will create a thicker, harder shell around the implant.

The hardening of the scar tissue can make the implants uncomfortable and embarrassing, as the implant often appears misshapen. If the implants become more noticeable or move from their original position as a result of capsular contracture, it is important that the condition is surgically corrected.

Protecting Your Health With Breast Revision Surgery.

The ongoing inflammation of the capsule can put additional stress on the body’s immune system and lead to other health issues. Capsular contracture can also lead to interference with mammograms and self-exams. Dr. Casper is able help his patients by successfully handling capsular contracture and give his patients the beautiful results they wanted in the first place.

Ruptured or Leaking Saline Implants

Both saline and silicone implants can rupture or leak. When saline implants rupture or leak, it is very obvious, as the implant loses shape and volume rapidly and noticeably. When there is a rupture or leak in a silicone implant, it is not as easy to detect.

Ruptured or Leaking Silicone Implants

There are instances of silicone leakage that cause symptoms such as pain, burning, distortion, swelling or hardening. “Silent ruptures,” take place within the breast implant capsule and may not present any symptoms. Even an exam from a surgeon may not detect silicone leakage.

Breast Revision FAQ's

Are my silicone implants leaking?

The most effective way of detecting silicone ruptures is with an MRI. In fact, the FDA recommends those with silicone breast implants receive an MRI three years after surgery and every two years following. In the event that a silicone implant ruptures, the implant, silicone and scar tissue must be completely removed. The age of the silicone implants affects the likelihood of an eventual rupture.

What causes implant rupture?

Causes of rupture or leakage of breast implants include:

  • Damage to the implant by surgical instruments
  • Over or underfilling the implant
  • Trauma or intense physical pressure
  • Compression during a mammogram
  • Normal aging of implant
  • Damage inflicted to the implant in breast procedures such as biopsy or drainage
  • Excessive handling of the implant or breast during surgery
  • Implant placement through a non-FDA approved site such as belly button

Early detection is essential as it may be difficult or impossible to remove silicone that has traveled to other areas of the body in the event that the rupture has extended outside the scar tissue capsule of the breast implant.

What is the breast revision procedure?

The exact method of breast implant revision surgery varies, depending on your specific issues and concerns. Your first step will be to meet with Dr. Casper and discuss the issues affecting your breasts. What results were you aiming for? Are you uncomfortable? Did you get an MRI and it was showing rupture of your silicone implant? Most importantly, what do you hope to achieve by undergoing breast revision surgery?

How do you remove breast implants?

If your implants must be removed, Dr. Casper may employ one of several surgical methods. If excessive scar tissue is present, Dr. Casper will carefully and correctly remove this completely. If you need requires removal of a ruptured silicone breast implant, in some cases the surrounding tissue may need to be removed as well. Patients who are having their breast implants replaced, will typically have their new implants placed immediately after the removal of the original implants.

Can I go back to my natural breast size?

Some patients prefer to return to their natural breast size, without replacing implants, and Dr. Casper provides beautiful results with breast implant removal for those patients seeking to return to their natural, unaltered breasts. Dr. Casper will take extra care to make sure that the results meet your goals and look natural and beautiful. Dr. Casper is widely recognized as being among the finest breast revision surgeons practicing in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas.

What is the recovery from breast revision surgery?

The recovery from breast revision surgery will depend on the extent of the surgical correction needed. However, if it involves breast implant removal, recovery will typically involve some degree of bruising and swelling in the days following surgery. Pain and discomfort, which is usually mild, is controlled with medication. If you have had an implant replacement, you may need to wear a support bra in the weeks after the procedure to facilitate healing.

You should not engage in strenuous activities for at least six weeks after breast revision surgery and should take special care to protect the breasts from harm. You should be able to return to normal daily routines within about a week after your breast implant revision procedure.

The Breasts You Wanted, at Last.

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The fact is that you deserve to have the figure you wanted when you had your first surgery. If your surgeon incorrectly performed the breast implant procedure, or if something went wrong after the surgery, you should not be forced to live with the discomfort of painful breasts or feeling you need to hide your breasts as they are uneven or unsightly. Call Dr. Casper and schedule your consultation today for arguably the best results after breast revision Los Angeles has to offer.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment. Results may vary depending on the person.

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