Revisional Breast Surgery

Revisional Breast Surgery Overview

Occasionally, there are unforeseen circumstances that lead to a need to remove previously inserted breast implants. Although, this is rather uncommon it is not totally unforeseen as breast implants are not made to last forever. Such circumstances that call for a removal of breast implants might include/but are not limited to:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast implant rippling
  • Changing breast shape and projection
  • Changing breast implant feel
  • Breast sagging
  • Breast implant leaking
  • Breast implant deflation
  • Desire for a change in breast size / shape

The ideal candidate for breast implant removal or replace would be:

  • A physically healthy individual
  • A non-smoker
  • A woman with specific, but realistic goals in mind

Whether you are removing the implants completely or simply replacing them it is important to be specific about what you are looking to achieve. It is possible that if you decrease in the size of your implant that a breast lift might be necessary in conjunction with the replacement. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

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Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

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Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

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FAQ - Revisional Breast Surgery

Over time, breast implants can change shape, additionally the overlying breast tissue can also change, creating a less desirable appearance or feel to the breast. Breast implant revision surgery is not a standard or routine procedure, this needs to be tailored specifically to the patient’s goals and desires. The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to remove or replace dated breast implants or to adjust volume in order to improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material while restoring a youthful breast contour and appearance.

En bloc capsulectomy ensures the complete removal of all tissue and material relating to the breast implants therefore providing the body with a clean slate.

Yes I perform en bloc capsulectomy. I completely remove the implant and the capsule which surrounds the implant together. Often times a combined breast lift or mastopexy procedure is completed with the removal to provide the patient with a more youthful breast appearance.

Capsulectomy is the surgical removal of the scar capsule tissue that has thickened and/or hardened around a breast implant. Removal and/or replacement of saline or silicone gel implants is only performed when a change in the size or type of implants is desired. This also can aim to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation.

Not typically. Breast revisional surgery is not covered by your health insurance but many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device. It is important to note that after ten years the costs associated with having surgery to replace the implants are no longer covered. Because of this, many women will elect to replace or update their breast implants at or around the 10-year time frame. Occasionally some health insurance plans may provide coverage for the removal of the breast implant when a silicone rupture or capsular contracture are present, however, this does vary widely among insurance carriers. There has to be an established rupture or change in the breast implant that would aid to establish the medical necessity. We would be happy to help navigate any questions you may have regarding health insurance coverage or surgery.