breast implant revision in scottsdale
While most women who have breast implants are extremely happy with their appearance, some wish to improve their results. A large portion of Dr. Shaw’s practice is dedicated to breast implant revisions, which are specialized procedures designed to improve the results of previous breast surgery.
the most common
This involves removing existing implants and replacing them with new ones. It is commonly performed for women who want to change their current implant size, replace old implants, or minimize implant visibility or rippling. In many instances, this will involve changing implant position from on top of the muscle (sub-glandular) to beneath the muscle (sub-pectoral) or changing from saline to silicone.
These corrective breast surgery procedures involve removing scar tissue (capsulectomy) or making incisions in the scar tissue (capsulotomy) that surrounds the implant to produce a softer, more natural appearance and feel.
This advanced breast surgery technique is used to reposition breast implants that are either too far apart (“laterally displaced”), too close (“symmastia”) or too low (“bottomed out”). Tacking sutures are placed within the breast capsule to reconstruct the implant pocket or space.
Dr. Shaw uses his own techniques to make tremendous improvement in these challenging cases. As each patient is unique, Dr. Shaw will design a customized plan to meet your specific needs and goals.
Common issues and their treatments
Both breasts are not the same size, shape, or poor implant placement
Hardening of Breast implants, or Capsular Contracture
Too large or too small implant size
Saline implant deflation or loss of volume due to implant age
Un-natural shape possibly due to implant placement or need for breast lift
Post Pregnancy or weight change
Natural occurring circumstances requiring aesthetic attention
Type of Implant
Need to change from Saline to Silicone implants