Removal & Replacement of Implants Patient 9
This 44 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another physician. The patient was unhappy with the appearance of her breasts 6 years after a saline breast augmentation performed by another plastic surgeon. She felt her implants sat too high on her chest and looked “fake”. After a discussion of various options between the patient and Dr. Parker, they arrived at the following operative plan. The saline implants were deflated preoperatively under local anesthesia, removing 330 cc of saline from each implant. A ‘Sizing Session’ was then conducted and the patient elected to have 300 cc silicone implants inserted. Dr. Parker used the patient’s existing inframammary incisions to remove the old saline implants and the surrounding capsular contracture. He released some of the scarring within the breast pocket, and then inserted the new 300 cc silicone implants requested by the patient. Postoperatively, the patient healed quickly with no pain. She says her breasts look and feel more natural now.
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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