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Breast Implant Revision In Ottawa

If you are seeking changes or corrections to a previous breast augmentation or breast enhancement surgery, have experienced complications from your implants, or want to replace or update your implants, a breast revision may be right for you. While most women are satisfied after their breast augmentation, there can be times when more surgery is necessary.

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Introduction to Breast Implant Revision Surgery

At our world-class practice in Ottawa, breast implant revision surgery is a very rewarding procedure that we’re able to provide our patients. Getting breast implants is always an exciting surgical treatment, but at certain times and for different reasons, some patients need alterations to the original work done. This can be due to dissatisfaction with implant size or placement, or because the breast implants were done several years ago and your needs have changed, or at times, when optimal results were not achieved with the original surgery. Whatever the reason, Ottawa Plastic Surgery is excited to help you feel great about your results and to restore confidence in the way you look and feel!

Our Ottawa breast implant revision patients find that we offer some of the best results and always strive to provide exceptional care and customer service.

What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision is a highly customized procedure that can vary significantly from patient to patient. There are a variety of reasons a woman may decide to pursue a breast revision, including:

  • Dissatisfaction with size
  • Significant scar tissue
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Capsular contracture
  • Deflated or ruptured implants
  • Rippling or folding of implants
  • Rotation or descent of implants
  • Implants or breasts are sitting too low
  • Refresh results after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuation

Conditions Treatable by Breast Revision Surgery

  • Capsular Contracture (breast hardness): may occur at any point after your surgery but usually is seen between 6 months and two years after surgery. An envelope of scar tissue normally forms around any foreign body placed within the human body, like the breast implant. This capsule can harden in response to trauma or an infection and can be mild or quite severe. If this occurs, you may require a surgical revision or implant removal to correct the contracture.
  • Capsulotomy/Capsulectomy: a procedure where the hardened capsule is opened and released or sometimes partially or totally removed. This creates a softer breast. Sometimes, removing the capsule also may reduce the incidence of recurrent scar tissue, though occasionally a capsular contracture may recur, necessitating implant removal. When treating this condition, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your unique physical anatomy, your breast and chest wall, as well as the placement of your implants from your previous operation. Together you can decide on the best solution.
  • Removing or replacing breast implants: will depend upon your previous surgery. If the implants are of the desired shape and size and are not ruptured, they may be left in place and a new implant may not be required. However, many implants will necessitate replacement to avoid recurrence.
  • Double bubble breast deformities: can occur when a surgery was performed to correct specific breast shapes, such as constricted or tuberous breast deformities. This is noted when there is a visible fold in the lower portion of the breast that rests above the surgically created crease under the breast. A combination of augmentation, fat grafting and breast lifting may be used to improve the double bubble and give you a more normal appearing breast.
  • Body proportions and proper implant size: are important in matching the right implant size to the proportions of your body. Physical characteristics such as your weight, height, breast, hip width and overall physique will affect the size of the implant needed to provide harmony to your figure. Along with these physical factors, your plastic surgeon will also consider your lifestyle and physical goals to help you decide what implant size is appropriate for you.

Our Breast Implant Revision Expertise in Ottawa

  • Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, and Dr. Frank are breast implant revision experts, having performed over 10,000 aesthetic breast surgeries
  • Ottawa Plastic Surgery is an award-winning clinic. Dr. Silverman is included as one of the 3 best plastic surgeons in Ottawa.
  • Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd and Dr. Frank are both fully certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and are members of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd and Dr. Frank all hold academic and teaching positions at the University of Ottawa and are committed to training the next generation of Canadian Plastic Surgeons
  • Dr. Silverman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Silverman has been hand-selected as a Top Doc.
  • Ottawa Plastic Surgery is the first and only clinic in Ottawa that has a sole focus on aesthetic surgery

Breast Implant Revision at First Glance

  • Surgery Time:  Time will vary on the extent of the surgery, including the need for new implants, and breast lifting surgery
  • Price: $10,500+
  • Recovery: Patients return home on the day of surgery, and will require 4-6 weeks of limited physical activity
  • Results:  Immediate. However, the final results will take a few months as swelling goes down and the breasts take their final shape.

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Revision?

As the leading breast surgery clinic in Ottawa, we’ve had the great benefit of treating thousands of patients for aesthetic breast surgeries. Below, we’ve included some of the candidates for the treatment:

  • The surgery can improve the sizing of your breasts
  • The surgery can change the position of the implants
  • Breast Implant revision can restore self-confidence in the clothes that you wear and how you see yourself
  • The surgery can provide more balance for your breasts

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Implant Revision?

As the leading breast surgery clinic in Ottawa, we’ve had the great benefit of treating thousands of patients for aesthetic breast surgeries. Below, we’ve included some of the candidates for the treatment:

  • Candidates should be in good overall physical health
  • Candidates should not smoke or vape cigarettes or marijuana
  • Candidates should have realistic expectations about what breast implant revision can accomplish

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting breast implant revision in Ottawa is to schedule a consultation. Our surgeons will want to meet with you in person to analyze your concerns, answer questions, and do a full assessment. We are strong believers that education about any surgical procedure is extremely important, and the consultation is when we’ll walk you through every step of the process.

Please be very honest with your surgical goals and medical history with your surgeons. It’s vital that we fully understand your history and what you’re hoping to accomplish before surgery so that we can make sure we can meet your aesthetic desires.

What to Expect from Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is more complex than the initial breast augmentation and is unique to each patient. As such it is important to have realistic goals of what can be achieved with a breast revision procedure. Fortunately, our doctors have extensive experience performing complex secondary or revision surgeries, which require meticulous planning and experience to achieve successful outcomes.

Breast Implant Revision Recovery

Due to the individual nature of this surgery, recovery will vary from person to person and, depending on your specific procedure, may be shorter than after your initial breast augmentation surgery. Most patients return to regular activity after a week. In the three weeks after the surgery, you can expect to avoid vigorous activity and for your new implants (if you received new implants) to settle into place.

Why Choose Ottawa Plastic Surgery?

Ottawa Plastic Surgery is an award-winning plastic surgery practice in Ottawa. The practice which was founded by Dr. Howard Silverman is the only one in Ottawa that has a sole focus on aesthetic surgery. The surgeons have won multiple awards for their work in the field of plastic surgery and are highly recognized as some of the best breast surgeons in Ottawa.

How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost in Ottawa?

The cost of breast implant revision in Ottawa will depend on a number of factors. The first step is to book a consultation. During your appointment, our expert plastic surgeons will be able to answer your questions, provide their recommendations, and go over a full breakdown of the costs. If desired, we have financing options available to help manage the payment for our patients.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re interested in getting breast implant revision in Ottawa with our award-winning plastic surgeons, please contact us today. Our dedicated team is excited to begin this journey with you.

Breast Revision FAQ’s

  • Is Breast Revision Painful?

    Pain is always relative and every patient will have a different tolerance for their experience. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you shouldn’t experience any pain during your actual procedure. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication as required, as well as some tips on how to make your recovery more comfortable and achieve the best results.

  • How many appointments will I need?

    In addition to your consultation and surgery appointments, you can expect to see your surgeon frequently over six to nine months before you are completely discharged. We will have you return about one to two weeks following your surgery to remove any stitches and see how you’re recovering. After that first follow-up appointment, you will be expected to return four to six weeks later, then again at three months, and finally six months post-op. Our surgeons will tailor your follow up visit frequency based on individual need and recovery. You will always be informed of when you should return at the end of each appointment.

  • How long until I see results?

    You should see some changes almost immediately after your procedure, however, you will still be swollen and bruised for the first week or so. After about six weeks, your swelling and bruising will dissipate and your breasts will feel softer and more natural. Please keep in mind that in some cases, it often takes six months or longer for your breasts to be fully healed and settled.

  • When can I work out again after my surgery?

    While you should take a few days to relax and recover, you can resume light walking almost immediately after your surgery. You will need to wait to be cleared by your plastic surgeon before jumping back into a normal, strenuous workout, but on average, patients can gradually resume their routine in about four to six weeks.

  • Can I combine Breast Revision with other procedures?

    Depending on what you would like to achieve, multiple procedures can occasionally be combined with Breast Revision surgery, depending on the complexity of the surgery and other surgeries desired. If you have specific desires or aesthetic goals you would like to achieve, be sure to discuss them with your surgeon during your consultation.

  • What are the risks associated with Breast Revision?

    Our team cares deeply about ensuring your safety with results you can be proud of, but as with any surgery, Breast Revision does have potential risks and side effects, such as:

    • Anesthesia risks
    • Asymmetry
    • Bleeding/hematoma
    • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
    • Infection
    • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
    • Persistent pain
    • Poor healing of incisions
    • Recurrent looseness of skin or poor breast shape
    • Prolonged swelling
    • Suboptimal aesthetic result
    • Unfavorable scarring
    • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) or other very rare cancers in the capsule around the breast, such as breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma (BIA-SCC)

    Most of these side effects will heal on their own, however, if you do experience any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact our practice right away.

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