Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision

Plastic Surgery located in Southlake, TX

If you develop a problem after breast augmentation, an expertly performed breast implant revision can correct the issue and give you the desired results. Compassionate plastic surgeon Tarik Madni, MD, offers breast implant revision, including implant exchanges, treatment of capsular contracture, and implant removal, based on your needs. Call the Southlake, Texas, office or book your appointment online today. 

Breast Implant Revision Q & A

What is breast implant revision?

Breast implant revision is surgery for women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery in the past. If you’ve had breast implant surgery before and need another breast procedure for any reason, it’s considered a revision.  

When is breast implant revision necessary?

There are several reasons patients come to Dr. Madni for breast implant revision, including: 

Implant removal

Some women get breast implants and later regret it or decide they’d prefer to return to their natural appearance. With implant removal, Dr. Madni removes the implants and makes any necessary adjustments to repair your chest muscle. 

After implant removal, your breasts look dramatically less full, so Dr. Madni can recommend other options for helping restore your appearance without implants. 

Implant exchange

An implant exchange involves removing one set of implants and placing another immediately. The new implants may be the same as or different from the original set.

Some women opt for implant exchange if they want to move up or down in size, if their breast shape changes, or if they’d like a new type of implant (for example, swapping saline for silicone). 

Also, many people have implants for 10 years or longer, and you might change your mind about your personal aesthetic and want to make a change. 

During implant exchange, the team can adjust the capsule surrounding the implant. This allows them to reposition the implant to help make breasts more symmetrical.

Capsular contracture treatment

Scar tissue a capsule develops naturally around a breast implant once. Usually, it doesn’t cause problems but can become hard and thick and cause the implant to shift and change position. , and possibly chronic pain 

Dr. Madni can address capsular contracture with capsulectomy (removing part or all of the capsule) and implant exchange. This procedure involves removing the implants and scar tissue and placing new implants. There are other ways to treat capsular contracture, so he recommends the optimal approach with the lowest risk of recurrence. 

What are the advantages of breast implant revision? 

Breast implant revision offers both cosmetic and functional benefits. Many women with issues like capsular contracture experience severe, chronic pain, and revision surgery can provide complete symptom relief. 

Breast implant revision can also deliver a tremendous confidence boost because you can get new implants that better fit your aesthetic. The team can also change the location of malpositioned implants to better suit your aesthetic goals. 

To learn more about breast implant revision, call the office of Tarik Madni, MD, or book a consultation online today.