Breast

Breast Implant Revision

breast revision san franciscoSan Francisco Breast Implant Revision

Although every surgeon strives to deliver the best possible result the first time around, many women who have had prior breast augmentations wind up being unhappy with their results and require a breast implant revision. The reasons are varied. Some women are simply not happy with their size. Others may develop asymmetries in their breasts following surgery from capsular contracture, implant rupture, or malpositioned implants. Some simply want to exchange the type of breast implant used. Whatever the reason, Dr. David Sieber has extensive experience in breast implant revision surgery and prides himself on delivering natural-looking results for his patients. *

Almost any patient who is not completely satisfied with her breast implant results is a candidate for a breast implant revision.

Most common reasons for breast implant revision surgery:*

  • Change in breast implant size, type, or profile
  • Implants have shifted in placement, as in symmastia or lateral displacement
  • One or both implants have “bottomed out”
  • Capsular contracture, or hardened scar tissue, has developed around the implant in one or both breasts
  • An implant has developed a leak or rupture
  • Weight fluctuations or pregnancy have caused breasts to change in shape or size
  • Patient is interested in a complete breast implant removal

Quick Facts

  • Length: 1-3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Inpt/Outpt: Outpatient
  • Side effects: Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, pain
  • Recovery: 3-7 days

To find out more about a breast implant revision with Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sieber Plastic, call us today at 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.

Breast Implant Revision Technique

Depending on the technique used in your initial breast surgery, Dr. Sieber may very well be able to use the same incision location for your breast implant revision. This will help to minimize any additional scarring.* Depending on the complexity of the revision, however, he may need to make an additional incision, typically in the breast fold if you don’t have one there already. All of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Each breast implant revision surgery is customized specifically for you and your needs. Dr. Sieber’s goal is to always provide the ideal option for delivering the best possible aesthetic result.* Breast revision surgery is a same-day procedure performed under general anesthesia.

Preparing for Breast Implant Revision Surgery

As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.

Recovery from Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Since every individual heals at her own rate, your recovery experience is really going to depend on how your body responds to surgery, and whether or not you combine your breast implant revision with any other additional procedures. In most cases, the recovery process from a breast implant revision is substantially faster than the recovery from your initial surgery.* Dr. Sieber may provide you with a special post-surgical garment to wear during the first few days to minimize swelling. After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and you shouldn’t lift anything heavier than 10 lbs. You may begin to perform light exercise 2 weeks post-op, but should avoid any chest exercises such as push-ups. You may begin more intense exercise at 4 weeks, and will be released to full activities at 6 weeks following surgery. If you work a desk job with no heavy lifting, you may feel up to returning to work after only a few days of recovery.

FAQs

Q: How will I know that this won’t happen again?

A: The key to ensuring a successful breast implant revision is figuring out what went wrong the first time and correcting the underlying issue. For example, a common reason for implant malposition is that your implants are too big. Your skin and soft tissue can’t support the weight and the implants move. For these patients, Dr. Sieber may use a type of specialized mesh to give extra support to your breast tissue which will help to keep the implant in its proper place.*

Q: My implant is currently above the muscle. Should it be moved under the muscle?

A: There are many benefits to having your breast implants placed underneath your muscle. Some of these include a more natural look to the breast as well as less implant rippling and visibility*.

Q: Do I need to have another scar or can the same incision be used to exchange the implants?

A: Depending on the technique used during your initial bay area breast augmentation, there’s a good chance Dr. Sieber will be able to use the same incision for your breast implant revision. However, if there’s more in-depth work needed to restore your breast aesthetics then Dr. Sieber may need to make a new incision in your breast fold. All of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.

Testimonials

I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about the refresh Dr. Sieber did on my face using a combination of botox and fillers. I had a baby a year ago and my face looked completely deflated. It felt to me that I looked like I had aged 5 years instantly by having a baby over 40. Dr. Sieber looked closely at my face and listened to my desires and fears in terms of the results I was seeking. I really liked that he took a conservative approach and followed up to check in and tweak things once the fillers and I had time to settle in.*

Dr. Sieber is a caring, friendly and talented doctor. I had two long consultations (free of charge) before scheduling my BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The staff and Dr. Sieber made me feel calm and relaxed the day of surgery. The results are amazing. Dr. Sieber understands a woman’s body and totally changed the shape of mine. I could not recommend him highly enough. I now go to him for my Botox and Juvederm.*

Dr. Sieber was fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he was patient with my questions and never made me feel pressured about making a decision. Once deciding that I was going to move forward with a breast augmentation, he made sure that I understood the process of the procedure and what I could expect post-surgery. I could not be happier with the results!*

Dr. Sieber is the best. I interviewed with numerous doctors. He pays close attention to detail. He called and checked on me and my results on a regular basis. My tummy procedure exceeded my expectation.*

Dr Sieber was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He was able to answer all of my questions and put me completely at ease during the consultation as well as during the actual procedure. He made sure that I understood each part of the process which went a long way in alleviating my fears…after all, this is my face!*

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results. All images feature models except for before and after images.

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Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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