Removal & Replacement of Implants Patient 5
This 46 year old patient, referred by another patient to Dr. Parker, requested removal and replacement of her breast implants . She had 360 cc saline implants inserted 15 years ago in California. She has always thought they were too large and asked that they be replaced with smaller silicone implants along with a breast lift. Just prior to surgery, Dr. Parker deflated the patient’s saline implants under local anesthesia. A ‘Sizing Session’ was then performed and she selected 325 cc silicone implants. At the time of surgery, using peri-areolar incisions, Dr. Parker removed the patient’s implants, performed a capsulorraphy to reduce the size of the implant pocket to accommodate the smaller 325 cc silicone implants, which were then inserted. The patient was sat upright on the operating table and a peri-areolar mastopexy performed to elevate the nipple areolar complexes into a better position on the breasts. The patient enjoyed a pain free recovery and was back to the normal activities of daily living within several days. She loves her smaller, more proportional and better shaped breasts.
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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