Breast Implant Revision New Jersey

Over two million women have breast implants, and the overall satisfaction rate among augmentation patients is very high. However, complications can occur. Scientific studies have shown no correlation between implants and breast cancer, autoimmune disorders or systemic illness; however, due to a number of factors, results of breast augmentation vary and a percentage of women are unsatisfied with their initial outcome.

Breast Implant Revision & Replacement with Dr. Parker

In Dr. Parker’s experience, once women become accustomed to having breast implants, they are usually reluctant to have them permanently removed. They may, however, decide to have them removed and replaced with new implants because they are dissatisfied with the results of their augmentation or have suffered a complication with their implants. The exact procedure Dr. Parker uses for breast implant removal and replacement varies depending on the reason you need or want to have your breast implants revised.

What You Need to Know About Allergan’s voluntary recall of textured breast implants

Many patients have reached out to us with questions or concerns related to the recent recall of Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants. First and foremost, we encourage you not to panic. Read on for 5 things to keep in mind about BIA-ALCL and the breast implant recall.

1. Unless you are experiencing symptoms, it is not recommended that you have your current breast implants removed or replaced.

2. Textured breast implants in the Allergan BIOCELL family are the only implants impacted by this recall. Only textured breast implants have been linked to an increased risk of developing BIA-ALCL.

3. Symptoms of BIA-ALCL are obvious, and you would notice that something was wrong. Symptoms include swelling, redness or rashes, changes in firmness, or lumps around the breast implant.

4. BIA-ALCL is an incredibly rare condition with an estimated lifetime risk of only around .0003%.

5. When treated early, BIA-ALCL is almost always totally curable through removal of the implant and capsule.

Click here to learn more about BIA-ALCL and the Allergan recall.

Breast Implant Removal (Explantation)

Some patients decide years, or even decades, after their breast augmentation that they no longer want to have breast implants. Whether you are experiencing complications such as capsular contracture, you are concerned about the possibility of complications, or you just feel that your implants no longer suit your lifestyle, Dr. Parker can perform explantation to remove your implants while also ensuring an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Getting it Right with Personalized Shaping, Sizing & Computer Imaging

During your consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss your options for implant removal and replacement with you. These include the type of implant to be used, implant location above or below the pectoralis major muscle, the size of the implants, and whether any type of breast lift is necessary.

You will also receive the same thorough sizing & shaping session that we offer our first-time breast augmentation patients. This includes the chance to try on sizers (if you are choosing to go larger) and 3D computer imaging to simulate your corrected breast shape and size.

Other doctors and patients frequently refer breast implant revision patients to New Jersey Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Parker, as he has extensive experience in breast surgery. In addition, the Parker Center is the only provider in our region trained and licensed to use the revolutionary Aspen Ultrasound System for non-surgical treatment of capsular contracture.

The Surgery

Breast implant revision procedures are usually performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, monitored by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists. The original incision used to insert the implant is almost always the same one used to remove & replace it. All incisions are closed with dissolving sutures. Surgery times range from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the amount of scar tissue surrounding the implant and whether or not a breast lift procedure is necessary.

“From my first call I was so impressed with Dr. Parker’s office. I had a saline implant that deflated (done by another Dr.) and I called and was taken in the very same day. Just came from my visit after the surgery and I’m so pleased. Will definitely refer Dr. Parker’s office. Their staff is professional and friendly! THANK YOU!!”—Breast Implant Revision Patient

Our Signature Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our patients are anxious to return to their active lives as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have developed our unique Rapid Recovery program. This involves surgical techniques, anesthesia, and pain medications as well as post-operative massages and skincare that are specially tailored to enhance your recovery. During your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, we will discuss your anticipated recovery in detail.

New Jersey breast implant revision patients are usually discharged after 1 hour of observation. Postoperative pain is usually not significant because of our Rapid Recovery pain management protocol. Patients may shower the day after surgery and resume the activities of daily living within several days, including a return to most jobs. Aerobic exercise that does not involve the chest can be started 10 days after surgery. All other activities can usually begin 3 weeks after surgery.

Learn more at a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Parker

If you are experiencing a problem with your breast implants, or you simply wish to upgrade your results, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Parker. He will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and go over your options with no pressure to make a decision. Call us at 201-967-1212 to get started.