Breast Implant Removal and Replacement Baton Rouge
Unfortunately, breast implants are not lifetime devices and may require exchange or revision over time. Some of the reasons why patients undergo revision are for saline or silicone implant rupture, dissatisfaction with implant size (too large or too small), capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implants), loss of symmetry, changes in breast volume or shape with pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss. Revision surgery includes removal of the implant with replacement with a new implant (if desired), breast pocket alterations, and possible breast lift procedure.
In our consultation, we will discuss an evaluation of your overall health, perform a breast examination, take photographs for your medical record, and discuss risks and potential complications of secondary revision breast surgery. We will also review before and after photos of other patients who have undergone secondary breast surgery.
I perform my secondary breast surgery in our surgery center under sedation or general anesthesia in combination with local anesthetics. This procedure rarely requires drains and is performed on an outpatient basis.