Breast IMPLANT REVISION
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Who is a IMPLANT REVISION Candidate?
If you are dealing with complications with your breast implants such as capsular contracture, rupture, or rippling, or wish to change the size of your implants, implant revision is a good choice. Ideal candidates will be in good health, be a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. A consultation with Dr. Cusimano is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Before & After
The IMPLANT REVISION Procedure
The techniques used during your procedure will vary depending on the reason for your implant revision. Dr. Cusimano will commonly use the original incision from your original breast augmentation to limit the number of incisions on the breast. If a new incision must be made, then he will create it in a place that is as inconspicuous as possible. The damaged or old implant will then be removed, and a new implant will be placed. The goal of this procedure is to create natural-looking and beautiful results.
What to Expect After Implant Revision
Following your implant revision procedure, redness and swelling are to be expected, and pain medication can help with any discomfort. Depending on the techniques used, recovery time is usually shorter than the original breast augmentation, and you should be up and walking on the day of surgery. It will take several more days to return to more normal activities. The extent of your discomfort will depend on the size and placement of your new implants. It is important that you follow Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions to help ensure a fast and safe recovery.
Implant Revision FAQS
CAN BREAST IMPLANTS BE REDUCED IN SIZE?
Patients who undergo a breast reduction often look thinner following their procedure. This is especially true for those with a smaller frame.
CAN BREAST IMPLANTS LAST A LIFETIME?
Breast implants typically do not last a lifetime. On average, breast implants last about 10-20 years.
CAN BREAST IMPLANTS BE REMOVED AND NOT REPLACED?
You can choose to have breast implants removed without replacing them.
CAN CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE GET WORSE?
Capsular contracture can grow worse over time if left untreated. If you notice signs of capsular contracture, you should schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon as soon as possible.
CAN BREAST IMPLANTS CHANGE SHAPE OVER TIME?
Breast implants can change shape over time due to sagging, implant leaks, or other factors.
CAN BREAST IMPLANTS LAST 30 YEARS?
Breast implants are designed to be lifetime devices and can theoretically last that long. However, it’s still important to be vigilant for signs of rupture and other complications.
CAN YOU FEEL A RUPTURED BREAST IMPLANT?
This can depend on the type of implant. For saline implants, you’ll be able to notice a rupture right away. For silicone implants, you may not notice anything different until you undergo a medical scan.
DOES INSURANCE COVER BREAST REVISION?
Although breast augmentation is not usually covered by insurance, breast revision can sometimes be covered in the event of complications. We always encourage our patients to check with their insurance provider about possible coverage prior to their consultation.
HOW DO YOU FIX CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE?
Capsular contracture can happen in differing degrees. Low-grade capsular contracture may not require correction, but high-grade capsular contracture can be dangerous and requires surgical removal of the scar capsule.
HOW SOON AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION CAN I GET A REVISION?
It’s important to let your body fully heal before opting for a revisional procedure. Most plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least 6 months after breast augmentation to undergo revision.