Breast Implant Removal – An Increasingly Common Trend

Six years ago I wrote a blog detailing the rarity of women who had breast implants, either for breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, wanting to have them removed permanently (An Uncommon Form Of Breast Revision Surgery: Permanent Removal of the Breast Implants). The very positive impact that their cosmetic or…

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Breast Revision Surgery in Order to Go … Larger!!

Breast implant exchange, which involves the removal of a woman’s present implants and replacing them with new ones, is a commonly performed procedure. This type of breast revision surgery is done for many reasons including: 1) size change – going bigger or rarely, smaller 2) replacing old implants with a…

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Breast Revision Surgery for Ruptured Breast Implants

Breast revision surgery following a breast augmentation can be considered to be an expected eventuality if given a long enough time. The reason for this is that breast implants, whether silicone or saline, are not permanent in nature – at some point in time they will lose their integrity (intactness)…

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An Uncommon Form Of Breast Revision Surgery: Permanent Removal of the Breast Implants

It has been my experience that most women who have had breast implants placed either for breast augmentation, breast lifts with enlargement or even for breast reconstruction rarely elect to have them removed permanently unless they have been experiencing long term problems. In fact, I have had numerous patients in…

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Breast Revision Surgery In A 54 Year Old Woman – Rejuvenating and Rewarding

A not infrequent reason that women see me in consultation for breast revision surgery is that they have had their implants in for many years and are considering some “updating”. In the intervening time, often involving the child raising years, many have had significant changes in the appearance of their…

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Symmastia (Uniboob) Following a Breast Implant Exchange

Whether inserting implants for a breast augmentation or in breast reconstruction, the outcome is not always what was expected or desired. One such unplanned result is where the breast implants are so close together that they form a “uniboob” which is technically known as symmastia. A variant is where the…

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Breast Revision Surgery Results In A Woman Who Had A Prophylactic Mastectomy

Breast revision is a commonly performed procedure that serves to address one or more issues in a woman who has previously undergone a cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery. This can involve a prior breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift or even a breast reconstruction. Each individual has unique issues which…

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Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation

It has been unequivocally clear to me that women prefer general anesthesia rather than a twilight anesthesia when undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. During my more than twenty two years of plastic surgery practice in the Scottsdale, Glendale and Phoenix metropolitan area, countless patients that consulted me for their breast…

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