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Breast Augmentation and Implant Revision

Breast implant revision surgery may be necessary when an implant has ruptured, or the patient is unhappy with the size or shape of the existing implants.

This surgery will alter the size or type of implants, or to correct any complications associated with the original surgery. The complications that may lead to the need for breast revision surgery include:

  • Deflated saline implants
  • Ruptured, leaking silicone implants
  • Change in size of implants
  • One or both breast implants have shifted
  • Natural breast tissue volume has changed
  • Weight loss or gain has affected implants, with stretching or sagging
  • Scar tissue has tightened around implant area, restricting the implant, leaving it hard

Even in cases in which a surgeon did a capable job placing implants, various changes can occur over time, leaving the patient dissatisfied with the look of her breasts. Breast implants that once looked perfect can shift, leaving the breasts at different heights on the chest and creating asymmetry. Other cases involve initial breast implant surgeries in which the implants were improperly placed, or the shape and size of the implants chosen by the surgeon led to an unbalanced, unnatural appearance. Breast revision surgery can resolve these problems, and bring about a more aesthetic, pleasing appearance.

Some women received breast implants, but did not choose to get a breast lift at the same time, and their breasts, although the size they wanted, now sag and droop. Some women have come to the conclusion that they want their implants removed altogether, and want to return to their original breast size – but need to ensure that the overall result looks fresh and natural, rather than deflated and saggy. Breast revision surgery is appropriate for all of these problems, and is a common procedure performed by Dr. Tracy Pfeifer, a leading authority in breast surgeries of all types.

We have outlined some of the common issues that could mean you are a candidate for breast revision surgery. Each woman has a unique body, and every treatment plan is customized so that the individual breast problems are resolved.

Problem:Unhappy with Implant Size
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Problem:Out of Position Implants
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Problem:Removing Implants
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Problem:Leaking or Ruptured Implants
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Problem:Sagging Implants
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Problem:Sagging Nipples
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Problem:Capsular Contracture
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If you need breast revision surgery, choosing your surgeon is an important issue. Dr. Tracy Pfeifer has impressive qualifications. She performed her residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center’s institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She then took on further education, and chose to get advanced training from the respected Institute of Reconstructive Breast Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond her outstanding qualifications, she has the artistry and skill to produce the outcome that the patient envisions. The entire staff of her two clinics provides the highest level of personal service and care, and do all they can to make breast revision surgery as pleasant as possible.

If you have concerns about your implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pfeifer. A full evaluation of your condition will allow us to advise you about how to resolve it, and restore your breast to the appearance you want.