At Estetikcentrum, we perform breast implant revision surgery. There are many reasons why someone would want to undergo this surgery. One of the most common reasons to perform this surgery is that the patient is unsatisfied with their breasts’ appearance and want to change the size of the breasts, whether to enlarge them or make them smaller. Regardless of why you wish to undergo this surgery, we will perform the surgery in the safest condition while providing the best service.
Breast Implant Revision Surgery at Estetikcentrum
What are the reasons for a breast implant revision surgery?
Deciding to have a breast implant revision surgery depends on several different factors. The most common ones include:
Side-effects from the first surgery:
Sagging, sunken breasts, wrinkling, displacement, leakage and asymmetry
Change in lifestyle:
In case your implants are big or small or you simply don’t want them anymore and want to change how they look.
Breast implant disease, capsular contracture, infection, or silicone leakage
Who is a suitable candidate for breast implant revision surgery?
Breast implant revision surgery is performed on those who had previously undergone the procedure but are currently unsatisfied with how their implants look or are worried about their implants’ condition.
This surgery can help address those worries by replacing the old implants with new ones. If you meet the below conditions in general, then you can be a suitable candidate for breast implant revision surgery:
- Unsatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of the implant
- Worried about the implant’s condition
- You’re physically healthy and have a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You’re not a smoker
If you plan to undergo breast implant revision surgery, then set aside time to research about breast implant revision’s recovery period, expected results and check out images of the results. Being prepared ahead of time helps the patient have realistic expectations and a more relaxed convalescence.
How is a breast implant revision surgery performed?
Breast implant revision starts with a consultation session during which you will discuss your needs and expectations with the surgeon. During this session, your breast’s current form needs to be examined so it will be for the best if you have pictures of the breast shape you have in mind with you.
You’ll be given recommendations and information on the procedure beforehand and you can also test out your new implant to see if they fit your intended goal.
At Estetikcentrum beauty clinic, enlarging breasts is usually done with a simple incision under the breast to reduce the visibility of scars. Breast implant revision surgery will be performed on that same incision in order to reduce scarring.
Our clinic does not make an incision from the underarm because that will increase the associated risks such as capsular contracture and infection. Implant replacement is generally performed under general anesthesia and we always recommend that you have someone accompany you back home and take care of you.
Breast implants from Mentor and Motiva
At our clinic, we use implants from Mentor and Motiva. Mentor is the world’s largest implant manufacturer who have over 40 years of experience in manufacturing and development of high-quality breast implants.
The implant manufacturer Motiva has been developing high-quality raw materials for silicon for more than 30 years. Today, Motiva is one of the world’s most popular and reputable manufacturers of breast implants.
The product is highly sought after due to its extremely natural texture. Motiva can be used in 4 types of projects:
-Mini – an implant with smooth and low projection
-Demi – an implant with medium-low and medium soft projection
-Full – an implant with full and high projection and
-Corsé – an implant with full and highest projection
Motiva implant is an innovative implant designed to meet surgeons’ and patients’ demands. The implant has a True Monobloc design for stronger and better assimilation with True Tissue Dynamics for a more natural look and feel.
Breast implants from Motiva are filled with ProgressiveGel, ProgressivGel PLUS and ProgressivGel Ultima for an optimal shape and softness. The implants have a rougher surface which contributes to the minimal risk of complications such as capsule formation.
For your safety and security, Motiva additionally always has a 10-year warranty against capsular contracture and rupture.
Combining surgeries – breast implant revision and breast lift:
It is not uncommon to choose a combination of breast lifting and breast implant revision. The breasts start sagging with time, if you want to replace the implants, it is often a good idea to simultaneously implement other minor corrections such as breast lift to achieve the most natural and best results possible.
One of the most common reasons for breast implant revision surgery is returning it to its previous soft and smooth form. Old implants can get stiff in the end and become unnatural which results in ill-shaped breasts. Simultaneously, these stiff and unnatural looking breasts could be due to placing the implants about the chest’s muscle.
Complications of breast implant revision surgery:
Similar to all other surgeries, this procedure also has minor and serious complications. Capsular contracture is a serious complication that has been all but eliminated thanks to our immense expertise and experience. Other complications include:
- Fluid accumulation (seroma)
- Sagging breasts (ptosis)
- Side-effects of anesthesia
- Loss of feeling in the nipple
- Psychological effects
- Swollen lymph node
- Chest pain
- Implants becoming visible
- Implant dislocation
- Necrosis (tissue of tissue)
- Thinning and contracting skin
Convalescence and post-surgery care tips for breast implant revision:
Convalescence differs for each person and depends on factors such as the type of procedure and the decision to replace implants. After this surgery, you’ll have to wear a special compression garment for 3 to 4 weeks to help your breasts take form.
How long the surgery takes also depends on the type of surgery and the technique used. The period of convalescence for each of these methods is as follows:
- Breast implant removal: 5 to 7 days
- Breast implant removal and capsulectomy: 6 to 7 days
- Breast implant revision surgery: 7 to 8 days
- Breast implant removal and breast lift: 7 to 10 days
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions during convalescence to prevent other unnecessary side-effects from occurring. The surgeon will explain all the dos and don’ts after the surgery. The surgeon will also explain how to take care of the scar and inform you of your next checkup.
If you’re looking to get some work done or have questions about plastic surgery, we’re always here to answer your calls or just book a consultation session for replacing your breast implant.
You can book a consultation session with our professionals online. You can also call us at 040 – 65 66 660.
We look forward to seeing you at Estetikcentrum.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about professional plastic surgeries. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.