Breast Implant Revision in Washington DC
Breast Implant Replacement Surgery
Breast implant revision, also called a corrective breast augmentation, consists of removing a breast implant and replacement it with a new implant or correct an already existing breast augmentation.
Dr. Feledy is a specialist when it comes to a breast implant revision needed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Belmont Plastic Surgery can help you if you are dissatisfied with the physical outcome of an augmentation or you've changed your mind about the size of your implants.
“After 15 years with breast implants, I needed to have the breast implants replaced or removed. Belmont helped me get them replaced with new implants and I decided to go down a size. I didn't realize how easy this process was but for anyone with breast implants who maybes wants something a little different, it is worth it." -G.R.*
Breast Implant Replacement FAQs
1) Why are breast implant revisions done?
Although most patients experience years of satisfaction following breast augmentation, breast implants are not lifetime devices and patients may require corrective breast augmentation to enhance the original breast augmentation that may have declined aesthetically during the aging process.
2) Am I a good candidate for corrective breast augmentation?
If you are dissatisfied with the results of a prior breast augmentation, you may be a potential candidate for breast implant replacement. As with any cosmetic procedure, ideal candidates will possess good physical and psychological health.
3) How are breast implants replaced?
If you are having your implants removed and replaced, Dr. Feledy will likely use the same incision site as your original surgery. The implant will be removed at the site of the incision and a new implant will be inserted (if desired). The incisions will then be closed with sutures and covered with surgical dressings.
4) How long will I be in surgery?
A typical corrective breast augmentation will be completed in less than two hours. In most cases, surgery will be performed under general anesthesia.
5) What should I expect during the recovery process?
For most patients, the recovery process will be very similar to their initial breast augmentation. You are likely to experience some swelling, bruising or discomfort following surgery. Dr. Feledy may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any significant discomfort. In most cases, you should be able to resume normal activities one to two weeks post-surgery.
6) What are some of the risks associated with corrective breast augmentation?
All surgical procedures, including corrective breast augmentation, present a certain degree of risk. In general, corrective breast augmentation is considered safe and complications are rare. Complications may include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring or asymmetry.
Your Breast Implant Revision Consultation with Dr. Feledy
During the consultation process, Dr. Feledy will listen and examine the aspects you want revised and a determination will be made on how best to approach the procedure. He will work with you to establish exactly what you want revised, for example:
- Are larger breast implants desired?
- Are smaller breast implants wanted?
- Is a different shape breast implant preferred?
- Should the breast implant be above the pectoral muscle or below it?
- Is fat grafting something needed to even out the look?
The final aim is get you a breast implant replacement that is natural in appearance, looks the way you want and has a satisfactory result based on your goals.
If you are not satisfied with a breast augmentation you received or if you want something changed about it, you shouldn't settle. The technology of cosmetic surgery is constantly advancing and you should avail yourself of these advancements to be sure you get the exact look you want. I specialize in breast implant revision and breast implant replacement surgery and don't believe there is a case I couldn't handle. Dr. Jules Feledy
Belmont Plastic Surgery wants to help you get best breast implant revision Washington DC has available. Contact us today and schedule your consultation.