Breast Implant Revision

In Ottawa

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Breast Implant Revision

Introduction

If you are dissatisfied with a previous breast 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 surgery, there can be times when more surgery is necessary.

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 the size or placement, or because the breast implants were done several years ago, or at times, by a surgeon who didn’t provide optimal results. Whatever the reason, Ottawa Plastic Surgery is excited to help you feel great in your implants and 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 provide exceptional care and customer service.

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What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision is a highly personalized 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
  • Correct rippling or folding of implants
  • Rotation of implants
  • Implants sitting too low
  • Update implant material
  • Refresh results after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuation

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision can have multiple advantages. Depending on the patient, the surgery will have different benefits. Below, we’ve included some of the advantages we’ve seen first-hand:

  • 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 cigarettes, vape, or marijuana
  • Candidates should have realistic expectations about what breast implant revision can accomplish

The best candidates have had breast implants and are dissatisfied with them

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First steps of a Breast Implant Revision

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 our office to discuss the surgery, 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

Because the surgery is unique to each patient, your surgeon will work with you during the consultation to determine your concerns and aesthetic desires and create a surgical plan specifically tailored to your needs.

Breast revision surgery is more complex than the initial breast augmentation procedure and 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 four 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.

Breast Implant Revision Cost

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. We have financing options available to help manage the payment for our patients.

Conditions Treatable by Breast Revision Surgery

Capsular Contracture (breast hardness): may occur within four to six weeks after your initial surgery. A capsule 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 to very severe. Capsular contracture rates can be higher when implants are placed above the muscle rather than below the muscle. If this occurs, you may require your breast implants to be placed under the pectoral muscle.

Capsulotomy/Capsulectomy: a procedure where the hardened capsule is opened and released or sometimes partially or completely removed. This creates a softer breast. Sometimes, removing the capsule also may reduce the incidence of recurrent scar tissue, but this is not always the case. Just because a capsule is removed, does not mean that it will not reoccur. 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 by your previous surgeon. Together you can decide on the best solution.

Removing or replacing breast implants: will depend upon your previous surgery. If the implants are in good shape and are not ruptured, often, they may be left in place and a new implant may not be required. However, some studies have found that capsular contracture may be associated with micro-infections; therefore, removing the implants, and replacing them with new ones after cleaning and irrigating the pocket with antibiotic solution, may help to reduce recurrent infection and capsular contracture. It is important to note that breast implants will not last forever. On average, implants will last 20 + years after the initial surgery, though implants can break (rupture) at any point after the initial surgery, necessitating replacement.

Double bubble breast deformities: can occur when an improper surgery was performed to correct breast sagging or constricted breast deformity. In these cases, two problems occur at the same time. The first problem is that there is a loss of volume in the breast, requiring a breast implant, usually a submuscular placement. Second is excess skin that needs to be removed through a breast lift. A combination of augmentation and breast lifting can be used to remove extra skin and give you normal-appearing breasts.

Body size and proper implant size:  can occur when surgery is performed to correct breast sagging or a constricted (tuberous) breast deformity. In these cases, it is sometimes necessary to lower a patient’s existing fold under the breast (inframammary fold) to accommodate a breast implant, or to correct a congenitally high fold. These folds are released during surgery, but if a remnant of the natural fold persists after surgery, it may be visible, resulting in this deformity. Corrections are highly individualized, and may employ combinations of further surgical release, fat grafting, implant exchange or repositioning, mesh placement, or breast lift surgeries.

Our Breast Implant Revision Expertise in Ottawa

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 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 fully certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
  • 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
  • Price: $11,000+
  • Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery
  • Results: Immediately. However, the final results will take a few months as the swelling goes down.

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.

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