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Breast Revision | Implant Removal

Do your breasts need a do-over? Breast augmentation is one of our most popular cosmetic treatments here at Sarasota Plastic Surgery. Most of our patients feel delighted with their results immediately after the procedure and for many years after. However, even with an exceptional surgical team and outstanding aesthetic results, occasionally breast implants require removal or replacement. If you need breast revision in Sarasota, FL, turn to the plastic surgery experts at Sarasota Plastic Surgery. 


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Why Choose Sarasota Plastic Surgery for your breast revision or reast Implant removal Surgery?

As one of the oldest and most established plastic surgery practices in the area, Sarasota Plastic Surgery is the go-to choice for women in Florida who need help with a previous breast augmentation. Our plastic surgeons regularly revise previous breast surgeries to improve results or alleviate complications. Our team is skilled at breast implant removal and replacement. We know the thought of an additional surgery can be stressful and disheartening, but our team will support you throughout the process, helping create the results you’re seeking. 

Learn more about breast revision in Sarasota, FL, by contacting us today to schedule a consultation.

Common Reasons for Breast Implant Removal or Replacement

There are many reasons for seeking breast revision surgery or implant removal. Sarasota Plastic Surgery has earned a reputation throughout Florida for our exceptional surgical results. We often see patients who have had their initial breast surgery elsewhere.

If you’re unhappy with your breast implants for any reason, meeting with a plastic surgeon is the first step toward finding solutions. After examining your breasts and discussing treatment goals, our team can offer personalized treatment recommendations for your breast revision procedure.

Common reasons for breast revision include the following:

No longer want breast implants

Breast implants will remain in your breasts until you choose to get them removed. After breast augmentation, some women may be dissatisfied with their results or decide they no longer desire breast implants. Some women decide to remove their implants due to health concerns. A qualified plastic surgeon can remove breast implants and tighten the overlying skin and tissues to restore your breasts to their natural size and positioning. 

Implant leak or rupture

Modern breast implants are durable and long-lasting. Leaks and ruptures are rare, but can happen. Older breast implants are more likely to experience these issues. When a saline breast implant leaks, your body will absorb the fluid inside, and the affected breast will deflate. Silicone implants may require breast imaging to confirm a leak. When an implant leaks or ruptures, a surgeon must remove it and replace it with a new implant, if desired. 

Capsular contracture

Your body naturally forms a thin tissue capsule around each breast implant. Sometimes, this capsule tightens around the implant, leading to painful hardening and tissue distortion, a condition called capsular contracture. To treat capsular contracture, a surgeon performs a capsulectomy, removing the implant and the tissue capsule simultaneously. Saline breast implants may be more likely to experience capsular contracture. 

Double bubble

When breast implants shift, they can distort the breasts’ appearance. Sometimes the breast may have two rounded areas, called a double bubble. Left untreated, this condition can be quite noticeable, especially in tight clothing. Breast revision surgery can correct this issue. 

Breast rippling

Occasionally, the breast implant is visible through the breast tissue, causing rippling or wrinkling. This issue is typical in thin patients with little natural breast volume, and is more noticeable with saline breast implants. 

Desire to change breast size

As life changes, so can aesthetic ideals. Some women desire a change in their breast size. You can accomplish this by removing the breast implant and replacing it with a larger or smaller implant size. 

Breast aging since breast augmentation

The breasts continue to age after breast augmentation. Sagging may develop, especially if patients undergo pregnancy or significant weight loss. Adding a breast lift to your breast revision procedure will restore your breast shape and position to a more youthful appearance. 

Switch to a different breast implant type

You may choose to undergo surgery if you want to change a saline or silicone breast implant for another type. Commonly, older saline breast implants are swapped for silicone or cohesive silicone (gummy bear) breast implants. 

Unhappy with previous breast surgery results

Patients who are unhappy with the results of a previous breast surgery use breast revision to improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem. 

What Happens During a Breast Revision Procedure?

Breast revision surgery typically involves removing a previous breast implant, correcting complications, and replacing the implant (if desired). Since the reasons for revision surgery vary so widely, this procedure looks different for each patient. 

Schedule Your breast revision Consultation

If you’re happy with the appearance of your breasts after breast augmentation or if you’re experiencing complications, contact Sarasota Plastic Surgery. Breast revision can help you achieve your desired breast appearance.

FAQs About Breast Revision in Sarasota, Florida

We provide patients with a detailed quote during their consultation appointment at Sarasota Plastic Surgery. The cost of revision surgery varies, depending on the procedure’s complexity and whether you are having implants replaced.

The plastic surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery offer many types of breast implant removal and revision, including en bloc capsulectomy, a specialized type of breast implant removal that removes the implant and capsule as a singular unit.

Breast implants stretch the breasts’ skin and tissues. Removing them can leave your breasts with an empty, deflated appearance. We typically perform a breast lift with breast implant removal to reshape the breast skin and tissues.

Our patients tell us that their breast revision recovery was like the healing process they experienced after their initial breast augmentation. Most patients require one to two weeks off from work and limited physical activity for four to six weeks.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding often result in breast changes that may include sagging. Breast implants do not stop sagging from occurring, and in some cases, make breast laxity more noticeable. Many women include breast revision surgery in their mommy makeover.

Breast implants are not on a set replacement schedule. If your breast implants have no flaws or defects and you’re happy with your breast appearance, you probably do not need breast revision. Regular follow-ups with your plastic surgeon can monitor your breast implants to determine when you need to have them replaced.

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