Posted: January 7, 2019
Breast implants, our bodies, and our personal preferences all have something in common: they change over time. Breast implants are not lifetime devices, and many women who undergo breast augmentation may want or need a secondary procedure called breast augmentation revision. Double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, has been performing breast revision surgery — sometimes referred to as implant replacement or implant exchange — for 30 years.
One reason women undergo this procedure is to change the feel and appearance of their implants. Patients who once opted for saline implants may now have the desire to replace them with newer generation silicone gel implants.
Exchanging Saline Implants for Silicone Gel Implants
Not all women who have saline implants will want, or need, to replace them. Saline implants are still an excellent option for many women. However, saline implants tend to show more rippling, particularly in thin individuals. Silicone gel implants tend to look and feel somewhat more natural than saline-filled implants.
Modern advancements, such as the Natrelle INSPIRA™ Cohesive Line of “gummy bear” implants, may provide an option that shows less rippling particularly after multiple previous procedures and in thin patients. This is one option you may discuss with Dr. Orringer.
Today, many women are choosing silicone implants at the time of their first breast procedure. Others may opt for these implants at the time of breast augmentation revision.
Common Reasons to Undergo Breast Augmentation Revision
Breast augmentation revision surgery can be performed for a number of reasons, including to:
- Correct asymmetry
- Change breast shape
- Change breast size
- Improve aesthetic appearance
- Resolve issues with the implant such as an implant rupture and ripples
- Address capsular contracture
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Breast Augmentation Revision in Beverly Hills
Optimal breast augmentation revision surgery requires skill and experience. Additionally, special considerations must be made for patients who are interested in secondary surgery. A double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Orringer will discuss with you this complex type of breast surgery and the options to arrive at a personalized treatment plan.
Call 310-697-7163 today to schedule your individualized consultation with Dr. Orringer. We welcome patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, California, as well as nationally and internationally.