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Get the Look You Desire with Breast Implant Revision
When your breast implants no longer match the results you once sought to achieve, a breast implant revision (or breast augmentation revision) can offer a solution to breast implant shape, size or feel that leaves something to be desired.
The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery strives to provide the best breast implant revision Chicago has to offer, our procedure is designed to reconcile breast implant quality with your highest standards and help you achieve an ideal look. Breast implant revision involves the replacement of your old breast implants, along with a professional revision of the shape, size, position, material and any other factors that may affect your appearance, health or quality of life.
Breast augmentation revision can address concerns, such as an increase or decrease in breast implant size, as well as their shape, position, material (change between saline and silicone) or breast implant damage, capsular contracture, leaks, ruptures and other breast implant complications.
This procedure can also be performed in combination with a breast lift to address issues of sagging and enhance the position and appearance of breast implants with a focus on your cosmetic goals. Dr. Michael Horn is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and a leading authority on breast implant revision in Chicagoland.
With over 10,000 breast procedures performed during his career, Dr. Horn understands all of the techniques, materials and technology involved in a safe and rewarding surgical procedure followed by a quick recovery process. Patients all over the country trust Dr. Horn in selecting the optimal breast implant material type, incision type and recommending a course of treatment that aligns with their most desirable cosmetic outcomes.
There are a number of reasons why a breast implant revision may offer a more natural appearance and serve the best interests of your health and lifestyle.
In some cases, breast implant surgery can result in breast asymmetry if the implants do not heal in alignment. Some patients may also experience side effects of breast implants, such as capsular contracture, which can cause discomfort and misshapen breasts. Revision can also address “rippling”, where the breast implant material creates a visible distortion of skin tissue on the surface. Most commonly, however, breast implant surgery has no side effects at all, and the patient is perfectly happy with the results.
Concerns may arise naturally over time due to weight loss or weight gain, pregnancy and aging as the breast tissue elasticity is affected, which can cause stretching, sagging and repositioning. Other reasons for breast implant revision may include too much spacing in between the breasts, a desire for a smaller or larger size, or a desire for a different breast implant material. Whether as a personal preference or in treatment of breast implant side effects. At The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago breast implant revision is designed to bring you total comfort and peace of mind.
A breast implant revision is designed to correct negative side effects of breast implant surgery, as well as any cosmetic concerns that may have motivated the original procedure or arisen in the meantime. It also helps address natural processes that occur over time as a result of skin tissue elasticity changes. Breast implant revision can address conditions such as:
Implant revision is an opportunity to address breast implant concerns and surgery side effects, misaligned healing, implant damage or other issues, whether as a result of surgery or due to natural processes over time. Benefits include:
Whether a breast implant revision is ideal for your needs may depend on the following factors:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a breast revision surgery may be right for you. A consultation with Dr. Michael Horn will help you decide if breast implant revision is best suited to your needs and which methods, products and procedures can help you achieve your goals.
Most surgeons recommend changing your breast implants about every 10 years. This is only a guideline, and some implants may have no issues whatsoever even beyond this time period.
Patients may also experience issues prior to the 10 year mark and wish to replace their implants by having revision surgery. It is important to know that breast implants are not designed for lifetime use, and their replacement may eventually become a necessity with the increased risk of side effects over time. The Food and Drug Administration also recommends an MRI scan of silicone implants for detection of abnormalities and silent rupture 3 years after surgery followed by every 2 years.
During your consultation visit at the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we will determine if breast implant revision is right for you and outline any changes or improvements that you can expect as a result. Dr. Horn will go over your medical history and examine your breasts, he will identify any side effects of your previous surgery or the need for implant replacement, skin tissue modifications or room for improvement.
It is important to come prepared with any questions, references (pictures of before & after with your ideal outcome) and be completely candid about your desires and in all of your answers to ensure your safety and achieve best results. Your consultation visit will involve an evaluation of:
You will discuss in detail how you can best prepare for your breast implant revision surgery during your consultation and pre-operative visits. To be fully prepared, you may be asked to:
All surgeries carry a small degree of risk to the patient, and any potential risks or complications must be weighed against the benefits of breast implant revision and the results you wish to achieve. It is important to be open and ask Dr. Horn any questions you may have about surgery complications before making your decision. Prior to the procedure, our Chicago breast implant revision patients will be required to sign a consent form stating that they fully understand the implications of breast implant revision surgery and any risks or complications involved, which will be fully explained and may include:
Breast implant revision surgery is very similar to breast implant surgery and involves the replacement of your old implants with new implants, along with any skin tissue corrections or other modifications, as outlined by your treatment plan. The steps of breast implant revision surgery are as follows:
General anesthesia will be administered to ensure your safety and comfort. You and Dr. Horn will determine the best and safest option based on a review of your medical history.
A series of incisions will be made in accordance with your pre-determined surgical plan. This may involve the following incision types:
Your existing breast implants will be replaced with brand new implants based on the selected material type, shape and size and in accordance with your treatment plan. Dr. Horn will make any pre-determined tissue corrections or modifications to eliminate or reduce existing side effects and improve the shape, appearance and quality of your new breast implants.
Dr. Horn will then close the incisions using stitches, surgical tape or adhesives designed to aid skin tissue healing, minimize scarring and optimize results.
After breast implant revision surgery, the incision areas will be dressed and bandaged to protect affected tissue and expedite the healing process. In most cases, wearing a sports bra will be advised for a recommended period of time, typically several weeks. You can expect your breasts to be swollen, bruised and tender for several days and up to 2 weeks following surgery. Other post-surgery symptoms may include:
You will receive specific instructions during pre and post-operative visits on how to achieve a full recovery, which may include:
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled with Dr Horn 1-3 days after surgery, during which time he will remove your bandages and make an examination of the results. You may be advised to:
Breast implant revision surgery initially produces swelling that may conceal the results of your surgery. While healing time depends on the surgery type and patient, it typically takes as long as 6 weeks until full recovery and final results can be achieved. This period of time may also extend to the return of normal sensation in the breasts, fading of scars, the implants taking their optimal shape, and the patient getting used to their feeling.
This surgery type is designed for patients with existing breast implants and the need or desire to replace their breast implants and make any modifications for improved shape, size, appearance and condition for either cosmetic purposes, health purposes, or both.
As experts on breast implant revision, we are here for a thorough evaluation on the condition of your breast implants and guidance on how this procedure may help you achieve the look and feel you desire. You may be the ideal candidate for breast implant revision if:
We couldn't be more excited to take part in your journey towards a happier, more beautiful you.
At the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery, each and every patient that comes through our doors is a unique person with their own special desires for seeking improvement. And to us, each person is a unique opportunity to achieve an amazing cosmetic goal and change a life for the better. We're here to support you in your choice and provide all the knowledge you need to make a well-informed decision and fulfill your wishes. At the end of the day, all we're about is quality treatment and happy smiles.
Please feel free to contact the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery any time before or after a procedure with any questions and to receive the support you need in your journey towards a happier you. You can reach us by calling our office at (312) 202-9000 or via the booking link on this page.
From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.
60 E. Delaware Place, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
60 E. Delaware Place, 15th Floor, Chicago IL 60611
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