There are several different ways of conducting a breast revision surgery. Dr. Zannis will carefully select the right procedure for you and walk you through the entire process.
Changing Your Implant Size
If you’re looking to increase your implant size, then Dr. Zannis will attempt to use the original incision to surgically enlarge the pocket of space in the breast around the implant to accommodate a larger size.
If you’d like to decrease the size of your implants, Dr. Zannis will still attempt to use the original incision but will use medical sutures to ensure the proper fit of smaller implants.
Correcting Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture is a hardening of the capsule and implant over time. To correct this, the same incision used to insert the original implants will be used to remove the hardened capsule and to insert a new implant.
Fixing Poor Implant Positioning
If implant pockets are spaced too closely or too far apart, then the breasts may appear poorly positioned. Dr. Zannis can fix this by using the prior incision to manipulate the scar tissue around the implant and then reconstructing the pocket using surgical suturing.
Elevating The Nipple and Areola Positions
If your nipples and areolas need to have their position changed or elevated, additional incisions around the areola that extend vertically to the crease under the breast may be required.
Not to worry though – since the areolas and nipples remain attached to underlying groups of tissue, the ability to breast-feed and the preservation of sensation are usually kept intact.
Breast Implant Upgrades
We often have patients ask us about switching their implants from saline to silicone. With a more natural look and feel and a lowered chance of rippling, silicone is considered the superior implant material, which is why we use silicone gel implants in over 95% of our breast augmentation procedures.