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As a premier cosmetic surgery destination, New Jersey Plastic Surgery welcomes patients seeking breast implant revision. Board-certified NJ breast implant surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo is skilled in the complexities of breast implant revision surgery, providing patients with a wide variety of breast implant problems with excellent solutions.
Dr. DiBernardo will work closely with you to understand your concerns and collaborate on a customized treatment plan that can best achieve your goals.
With years of experience as one of New Jersey’s best breast implant revision surgeons, it is his mission to help women improve undesirable cosmetic issues related to a past breast implant surgery.
When Breast Implants Need Replacing
Contrary to popular belief, breast implants do not last a lifetime. Likewise, the 10-year rule for breast implant replacement is not set in stone. Aging implants do not expire at the 10-year mark.
However, it is common for breast implants to age in some way that may require replacement within an average of ten years. Many breast implant patients keep the same implants for more than a decade, while others may need implant removal sooner. Ruptured implants, the risk of capsular contracture, sagging breasts, and changing your preference for the implant’s size are likely to go up within a 10-year period. If you are experiencing problems associated with aging breast implants, or you suspect they are reaching the end of the breast implant lifespan, you are invited to meet with Dr. DiBernardo to discuss the next steps.
These are some factors that may lead a patient to consider breast implant revision:
Most patients are thrilled with the breast implant size that has been selected with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. However, changing trends and individual preferences about breast implant size increases as the years go by.
Most patients choose larger implants the second time around, while others who had chosen large breast implants in the past (such as a D-cup or larger) may opt to downsize in the future. No matter your unique preference, Dr. DiBernardo can perform implant removal with the replacement of a breast implant size that fits your frame and aesthetic preferences.
Capsular contracture is hardness or tightening that happens around a breast implant. Aside from the discomfort, capsular contracture frequently distorts implant shape with time. You should report unusual breast implant changes to your doctor. Dr. DiBernardo can perform a breast implant revision to remove the hardened tissue and may suggest implant replacement or removal with your approval.
Leaky breast implants or a silent implant rupture require breast implant removal. Medical imaging may be needed to confirm a ruptured implant. Generally, both breast implants are replaced even if only one breast implant is leaking.
Breasts inevitably sag with age due to poor skin elasticity over time. This occurs whether or not a woman has natural breast tissue or implants. For women that have had breast implants for many years, it may be time for a breast implant replacement when breast sagging occurs at a later age, or as a result of a past pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast implant replacement can occur during the same surgery as breast implant removal. A breast lift with implant replacement may be needed to address moderate to severe sagging. In limited cases, a larger breast implant may provide a small amount of lift to correct mild breast sagging with implants. Other women forego implant replacement all together — instead of choosing to have breast implants removed entirely for an au natural look.
Breast implants may shift out of the breast pocket that your doctor created during the initial surgery. Breast implants bottoming out, a double fold or “double bubble”, breast implants that fall to the sides when laying down, or other abnormalities may require surgical intervention.
While the condition is merely cosmetic, most patients need a breast implant revision to correct this. In some cases, suturing the elongated breast implant cavity can correct breast implant shifting. Other revision techniques may be used to improve the condition as needed.
If you are considering breast implant revision with replacement implants, you may be interested to know that a natural breast enhancement is possible with breast fat injections.
Also known as breast fat grafting or autologous fat transfer to the breasts, Dr. DiBernardo can repurpose excess body fat and use it to add volume to the breasts. This is a natural way to increase bust size. Patients with a C-cup or larger that have lax skin, along with a small amount of extra body fat, are the best candidates for the fat transfer procedure.
To learn how Dr. DiBernardo can help you achieve your cosmetic goals and improve your self-confidence, contact us today online or at (973) 509-2000.
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