Breast Augmentation Revision

Breast Augmentation Revision

What do I do if it feels like one of my breast implants is leaking? First of all, call your plastic surgeon, Dr. Horowitz right away. A ruptured or deflated saline implant poses no immediate health risk, but it will certainly look different from your other breast. Although there is no clear evidence that a leaking silicone implant is dangerous, the general recommendation is to remove silicone implants that have ruptured. Proper diagnosis of a failed silicone breast implant may require an MRI.

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Depending on the age of the implants, they may be backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, which can help to cover the replacement cost.

What is the cost of the Breast Augmentation Revision?

Is Breast Implant Deflation a common occurrence?

Implant deflation is not common, especially with the newest generation of implants that are in use today. Modern implants have a thicker shell compared with older implants, so the rate of implant rupture is much lower. When rupture does happen, several factors may be responsible. In some cases, problems occur because the implant is not filled to the manufacturer’s specified range. In others, failure may be caused by “texturing,” which results in excess wrinkling and premature wear. The implant may rupture in response to significant trauma. For some who experience breast implant deflation, the cause may be as innocent as regular wear and tear over time.

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. You will receive general anesthesia so you remain comfortable during surgery.

Dr. Horowitz begins by making surgical incisions in one of several patterns:

  • Underneath the crease of the breast
  • Underneath the nipple/areola
  • Within the armpit

Through the incisions, Dr. Horowitz will carefully create a pocket for each implant, either above or beneath the pectoralis muscle. Then, he will insert the implants through the incisions and position them in the pockets. Finally, Dr. Horowitz closes the incisions with absorbable sutures.

What Happens During Surgery?

How long does it take to recover from Breast Implant exchange?

Recovery from breast implant exchange surgery is usually easier than the original surgery, since the pectoralis muscle has already been elevated.

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"I listen to my patients’ concerns and devise unique treatment plans with their input, rather than pushing my ideas upon them. I make sure patients have realistic expectations. It’s my job to help them meet their goals while also being honest about what they can and cannot expect from any given procedure."

Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz

"I see all patients at least twice before the surgery and at every postoperative visit. I’m with my patients every step of the way to ensure they have a positive experience throughout their journey with us."

Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz

"I am dedicated to my patients. They all get my cell phone number and are encouraged to call or text me with concerns, day or night."

Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz