Removal & Replacement of Implants Patient 7
This 59 year old nurse, referred to Dr. Parker by another plastic surgeon, requested removal and replacement of her breast implants. The patient had undergone subglandular silicone breast augmentation by another plastic surgeon in 1983. She developed a progressive capsular contracture in the right breast in recent years, less so on the left side. An MRI indicated the silicone implants to be intact without leakage. The patient wished to stay the same size as her original augmentation. At surgery, Dr. Parker removed both breast capsules and silicone implants from their subglandular location through the patient’s existing inframammary incision. He weighed the implants and capsules removed, then replaced them with similar sized silicone implant–225 cc on the right side and 250 cc on the left. These were placed in a partial submuscular location. The patient recovered without any pain or bruising postoperatively. She is very happy with the natural look and feel of her 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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