What is breast revision surgery?

Breast implant removal is considered a form of revision surgery and is used to remove or exchange breast implants to correct any problems with the original implants, or in cases where women change their minds about breast enhancement. Dr. Ekstrom performs breast implant surgeries on thousands of patients and understands that women may become dissatisfied with the look or feel of their breast implants over the course of time due to factors that affect the breasts as part of the aging process. Knowing that you always have the option of removing or changing your implants gives you peace of mind. Breast augmentation procedures may be reversed or revised until you are fully satisfied with your appearance.

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Am I a good candidate for breast revision surgery?

If, after augmentation surgery, your breasts change as a consequence of gravity, the aging process, pregnancy, hormones, or other factors, you may choose breast implant removal. The following are some indications that may call for removal or replacement of your implants:

  • Injury, trauma, or complications from surgery
  • You suffer from capsular contracture or implant hardening
  • You are suffering from an infection at the implant site
  • The implant is leaking
  • The implant has shifted from its original location
  • Your nipples don’t appear properly positioned
  • You can feel rippling or wrinkling of the implants
  • You want to switch from silicone to saline implants or vice versa
  • You want a different size implant
  • The lower part of the breast has become stretched
  • Your breasts exhibit drooping, sagging or ptosis
  • You decide to remove implants altogether
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How is breast revision surgery performed?

The breast implant removal procedure is relatively simple, and Dr. Ekstrom will use the original incisions from your breast augmentation surgery to remove the implants, preventing further incisions or scarring. Because removal of breast implants, especially after many years, may result in other problems such as sagging and excess skin, Dr. Ekstrom may recommend an implant exchange or a breast lift in combination with implant removal to compensate for those problems. Our goal is to see our patients feeling fully satisfied and happy with their appearance!

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Recovery after breast revision surgery

Breast implant removal recovery will be similar to the recovery process from your original breast surgery, so plan accordingly. We recommend that you rest for at least one week and refrain from strenuous activities for a period of about three weeks. Some revision surgery procedures may require a slightly longer recovery period to allow for optimal healing.

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How much does breast revision surgery cost?

Every procedure is different, and prices will vary between patients. Revision surgeries such as breast implant removal are considered cosmetic, so most health insurance providers will not cover the costs; however, Salisbury Plastic Surgery provides financing and payment options to accommodate all of our patients.

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Client Reviews

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Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.

J. C.

My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!

L. W.

Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!

M. G.
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