Removal & Replacement of Implants Patient 12
This 49 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, had undergone subglandular, saline breast augmentation by another plastic surgeon 11 years earlier. She complained that her right breast was larger than the left, and the implant moved laterally a great deal when she exercised. She found the left breast firm and uncomfortable. The patient is 5′9″ tall and weighs 136 pounds. Dr. Parker’s examination determined bilateral capsular contractures with a tear in the capsule on the right side. He recommended and performed bilateral capsulectomies with removal of the existing 300cc saline implants. He then inserted silicone implants into partial submuscular pockets, using a 325 cc implant of the right side and 350cc implant on the left to achieve better symmetry. The patient recovered very quickly from this procedure and is delighted with the size, shape and softness of her silicone implants. She no longer experiences any discomfort on the left side or unusual movement on the right side with exercise.
Learn More About Breast Implant Revision
Due to a number of factors, results of breast augmentation vary and a percentage of women are unsatisfied with their initial outcome. The most common reasons for breast implant revision include a desire for an implant size change; conversion from saline to silicone gel implants; replacement due to implant age or leakage; or simply dissatisfaction with any aspect of the results. Other doctors and patients frequently refer breast implant revision patients to Dr. Parker, as he has extensive experience in revision surgery of the breast. Click to learn more about revision surgery.
Nonsurgical Treatment for Capsular Contracture
For patients experiencing capsular contracture, Dr. Parker offers a painless, non-invasive treatment. Eighty percent of patients treated with the Aspen System report improvement. Click to learn more about this innovative treatment!
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