For women who have had breast augmentation, the results can change over time due to hormonal changes, pregnancy, age, and weight loss. If you are no longer happy with the results of your breast augmentation, you can opt to have Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., perform breast augmentation revision surgery. The procedure may also be necessary in the event of a ruptured breast implant or other problems. Dr. Rubinstein, whose practice is located in Aventura, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and proudly serves residents living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida.
Unfortunately, unfavorable results are always a possibility for patients who have received breast augmentation
. Dr. Rubinstein has performed thousands of breast implant surgeries and is well aware that, even under the best circumstances, patients can become dissatisfied with their long-term results. Dr. Rubinstein has performed surgery on many patients who required breast augmentation revision. His experience brings people from throughout Florida, across the United States, and may countries around the world.
Several common issues can occur after breast augmentation:
- Bottoming out
- Implant shifts or malpositioning
- Symmastia, or “uniboob”
- Stretching of the lower part of the breast
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Capsular contracture or implant hardening
- Drooping, sagging or ptosis
- Rippling or wrinkling of the implants that can be felt
Despite undergoing augmentation surgery, breasts can also change because of:
- Hormone changes
After several years, women who are unhappy with their breasts can opt to exchange a breast implant or undergo a breast lift to regain a more youthful appearance.
What Is a Breast Implant Exchange?
Breast implant exchange is a procedure to remove and replace previously placed breast implants. Women may choose to have this surgery for medical or personal reasons. To provide optimal results, another procedure may also be performed during or after the exchange. If implants are removed, they are usually replaced with a different type, or a breast lift may be performed.
Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange
A woman may decide that implants no longer suit her lifestyle, or she may wish for a different size or type. Removal is required when women want to:
- Switch from silicone to saline
- Have a different size of implants
Implants may also require removal due to medical reasons such as trauma, disease or complications from surgery. Complications from implant surgery can necessitate revision or removal.
What Happens During Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Removing breast implants is a relatively simple procedure. Dr. Rubinstein often uses the same incision sites from the original procedure. In many cases, the removal procedure only lasts one hour, depending on the patient’s unique condition.
After Breast Implant Exchange
Removing breast implants can lead to undesirable results, especially if the woman had the implants for several years. When breast implants are initially placed, the skin will stretch to accommodate them. After removal, the skin is unlikely to return to normal.
Although the breasts may revert to the original shape and size, most women will require a second surgery. In these cases, Dr. Rubinstein recommends undergoing a breast lift
to tighten underlying breast tissue and remove extra skin. In order to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, Dr. Rubinstein might suggest choosing a different size or type of implant.
How Much Does Miami Revision Breast Augmentation Cost?
Revision breast augmentation surgery is typically considered an elective procedure, so insurance will not cover the procedure. In order to make revision breast augmentation more accessible and affordable for all patients, Dr. Rubinstein offers different financing
options. He even accepts personal checks, cash, and all major credit cards.
If you’re living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or South Florida, and you’re unhappy with your breasts after receiving breast augmentation surgery or a breast lift, please contact our office in Aventura to set up your consultation appointment. Before your visit, it’s important that you acquire your medical records, which will help Dr. Rubinstein evaluate your situation, address your concerns and plan a course of treatment.