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Breast Revision

The goal of any breast augmentation is to achieve beautiful, attractive results that enhance your body. However, complications can affect the look and feel of your breasts following breast augmentation. If you didn’t achieve the results you envisioned, you might feel even worse about your breast appearance than you did before surgery. A breast revision surgery is designed to treat a number of breast augmentation complications, including:

Poor implant size Implant rupture or leak Implant displacement
Capsular contracture Double-bubble deformity Implant rippling

Before & After Photos (Click and Drag to see Results)

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Breast Revision FAQ

  • Q: What is capsular contracture?

    A: Capsular contracture is the hardening of the scar tissue that naturally forms around the breast implant. Capsular contracture can cause the breasts to feel and look hard. In some cases, capsular contracture can cause intense breast pain.

  • Q: What is symmastia?

    A: Symmastia occurs when your breast implants shift out of their breast pockets and move towards the midline of the chest. In severe cases, the implants will touch in the middle of the chest to create the appearance of one breast.

  • Q: How soon after my breast augmentation can I undergo revision surgery?

    A: Minor swelling can persist for up to a year following breast augmentation surgery, which can affect the look of your breasts. If you are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or position of your breasts, wait at least a year before choosing revision surgery to see if your breast appearance changes once swelling subsides.

  • Q: What causes implant rupture?

    A: Implant rupture can occur due to natural defects in the breast implants. Trauma to the implant can also cause implant ruptures. Older implants are more prone to leaks and ruptures.

Capsular Contracture - Belladerm CAN HELP

One of the main complications that can occur as a result of extremely large breast implants, is stretching of the skin and excessive sagging or falling to the side of the implants. Plastic Surgeons have used various materials such as Alloderm® and Stratice® over the years to help reinforce the tissues when trying to correct these problems. These materials are expensive however, and also have a high complication rate such as infection and seroma formation (excess fluid). Dr. Hochstein highly recommends Belladerm, which is  a mesh material that can be used as a tissue reinforcement material for breast reconstruction and to help correct breast implant complications. Belladerm is the first commercial product from this technology that provides a strong biodegradable mesh which can be used to strengthen weakened tissue and provide support.Belladerm can be used to reinforce the breast in breast lift procedures and help provide support when the tissues have been excessively stretched due to very large implants. Most notably Belladerm can be used as a support material for a  breast revision surgery and to correct rippling in previous breast augmentations. This material has the potential to resolve breast capsular contracture, which occurs in some breast implant patients, and will likely become a key material in correcting implant bottoming out. Belladerm actually becomes part of the body as collagen grows into it and the material itself is slowly re-absorbed over a 1-2 year period. Studies show, that once the collagen grows into the Belladerm, the resulting tissue is twice as strong and thick as the original Belladerm mesh itself.

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Miami Florida Plastic Surgeon | Leonard M. Hochstein M.D.

Leonard M. Hochstein M.D.
Address: 585 NW 161st Street, Miami, Florida 33169
(Miami Metro)
Telephone:(305) 931-3338
Fax:(305) 931-3324