If you are unhappy with the results of an implants-based cosmetic breast surgery or have developed complications post surgery, you may need to undergo a corrective treatment. Dr. Ramon Robles is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who offers breast revision surgery at his Phoenix, AZ, practice to address issues such as old or ruptured implants, asymmetry, capsular contracture, and more.
Breast revision surgery typically becomes necessary 10 to 15 years after implants have been in place following breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. (On average, the lifespan of a breast implant is about 10 years, though they can last considerably longer.) This procedure is also suitable for breast implant patients who experience unwanted complications such as asymmetry, pain, and implant rupture at any point after surgery. In addition, body changes such as weight gain or loss, as well as changes due to the natural aging process, may lead a woman to decide to revise the size or type of her implants.
Dr. Robles can address both aesthetic and medical concerns with a breast revision surgery.
When you come in for a consultation at Robles Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robles will review your medical history, including any complications caused by previous breast implant surgeries. He will then examine your breasts and discuss your treatment options. If there are problems with your breast implants, Dr. Robles can either replace them or remove them altogether.
While the majority of women are satisfied with their cosmetic breast surgery, implants can require revision or removal for a variety of reasons.
An effective breast revision surgery requires the expertise of a skilled plastic surgeon, and Dr. Robles can address both aesthetic and medical concerns in this treatment.
Capsular Contracture: Sometimes after implant-based breast surgery, the scar tissue forming around an implant can harden, distorting its shape. Known as capsular contracture, this condition can be painful and result in asymmetry. Dr. Robles removes the implant and scar tissue during the revision surgery and then replaces the implant.
Ruptured Implants: Breast implants can leak or rupture for reasons such as trauma to the chest. Both saline and silicone implants can rupture, though patients can detect leaks in saline implants immediately. Through a revision surgery, Dr. Robles can remove and replace a ruptured implant.
Asymmetry: If you are unhappy with the results of your initial breast surgery, Dr. Robles can correct asymmetry by replacing the implants or performing a breast lift.
Bottoming Out: Post-operative complications such as bottoming out occur when a plastic surgeon creates the breast implant pocket significantly below the natural breast crease. This can make the breasts look bottom-heavy as the implants slip below the crease. Dr. Robles can reposition the implant with revision surgery and take steps to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
Symmastia: Also called "bread-loafing" or "uniboob," symmastia is a rare and complex post-operative concern that can arise when the implants meet in the center of the chest rather than staying within their pockets. Besides creating a distorted appearance, the condition can cause pain and discomfort. Dr. Robles will reposition the implants and utilize advanced techniques to correct this problem.
Whether it is to correct a minor aesthetic irregularity, or to treat complicated side effects of breast implant surgery, Dr. Robles and his compassionate staff can guide you through the entire process of a revision surgery in a comfortable and discreet setting. Contact us to learn more, and to schedule a consultation.
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