Breast Implant Revision in Louisville
Breast implants make your breasts look larger and fuller, but over time, the results may change. Aging, hormonal factors, and weight changes may alter the appearance after your breast augmentation. If you are no longer satisfied with the size or type of your implants, or you no longer want or can medically have implants, revision breast augmentation surgery is necessary.
What Is Breast Implant Revision?
Breast Implant Revision is a procedure to remove or replace breast implants, whether it be for medical or personal reasons. If you choose to have your breast implants replaced, Dr. Salzman places the new implants at the same time or soon after the previous implants have been removed. If you simply want your implants removed, a breast lift often accompanies the removal to provide the best possible results. This procedure is quite similar to a breast augmentation procedure and can sometimes take less time to perform.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?
Anyone who is unhappy with their breast implants is a good candidate for breast implant revision. Common reasons for wanting this procedure include:
- Desire to change size of the implant
- Desire to change the type of implant
- Desire to remove the implant
In addition to personal preference, you may be a candidate for this procedure due to damage or trauma to the implant, which would require it to be removed or replaced.
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What Is the Recovery Time Following Breast Implant Revision?
Recovery time takes about the same amount of time as breast augmentation surgery. We tell our patients that the recovery is 1-2 days and that they can go back to all but the most physical activities within a week. Most people go back to work in a few days.
If you are no longer happy with your breast implants or need them removed for medical reasons, breast implant revision may be the right choice. For more information about breast implant revision in Louisville, KY, contact Dr. Marc Salzman.