Breast Implant Replacement in Atlanta, GA

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Breast implant revision or replacement (exchange) can be performed for many reasons, such as improvement of cosmetic appearance, change in the size of implants, or desire for a different type of implant; in some cases, the reason for a replacement implant surgery is a ruptured implant or the complication of capsular contracture.

At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer breast implant revision in Atlanta, Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.

What is Breast Implant Replacement?

Breast implant replacement is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to replace an implant with a new one. Usually, the outcome is to enhance the appearance of the breast. However, this procedure might be appropriate for you If you have complications, such as:

  • Rupture or deflation of the implant;
  • Capsule contracture growth;
  • Disappointment with the initial outcome;
  • The desired improvement in breast size.

To learn more about the option that is right for you, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.

What Happens During a Consultation?

You will meet with Dr. Angelina Postoev before the surgery to review your medical history and any factors that may affect the outcome of your procedure including medical conditions, allergies, alcohol or tobacco use, and medications or supplements you are taking.

During the consultation, you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have. You will set your goals and discuss which option(s) – breast implant replacement surgery, breast lift, or breast removal – is the best for you. Together with Dr. Angelina, you can review the types, sizes, shapes, and textures of the implants, and try sample implants to decide on the correct implants for you. Oral collagen supplements may be given to you a week before your surgery to prevent bruising.

What Are the Benefits of the Procedure?

The initial results of your breast implant surgery may change over time. The look, feel, shape, or size of your breasts may alter and no longer meet your aesthetic goals. Benefits of breast implant replacement may include changing the size and improving the way they feel which can enhance your self-esteem.

Breast implant revision before and after
Breast implant revision before and after

What Should I Expect from My Breast Implant Replacement Surgery?

Breast implant replacement surgery may take approximately an hour. The procedure begins with some form of anesthesia which will be predetermined before the procedure based on what will work best for you Next, the incisions are made so the surgeon can remove the old implants, and perform any necessary corrections, new implants are then placed. The type of incision will depend upon the extent of the procedure and could be an inframammary incision, breast lift incision, or periareolar incision.

After the revision is complete, the incisions will be closed and often secured with surgical tape. You will need to wear a compression bra for about six weeks and will be given aftercare instructions that include activity restrictions. Breast implant replacement surgery is performed at our state-of-the-art surgery center located in Gwinnett county in Loganville, GA, which is convenient to Snellville, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Conyers, and surrounding cities in the metro Atlanta area.

When Can I See the Results and How Long Do They Last?

You may see some results of breast implant replacement surgery immediately but as the swelling subsides, after about six weeks, the final results will become clearer.

Most patients are fully satisfied with the results in 6-12 months after the surgery. You should keep in mind that sometimes after breast implant replacement, an extra cosmetic treatment may be necessary to correct issues such as sagging skin or scarring.

On average, breast implants last 10-20 years depending on their type and your activity. To increase that time, you should avoid heavy breast exercises and apply necessary skincare products.

Breast Implant Replacement Recovery

Overall, the healing process after surgery may take around six weeks. You may feel mild pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness for a few days. However, the swelling will disappear gradually and your breasts will feel normal again. You should follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully and discuss limitations after surgery to get optimal results.

Side Effects of Breast Implant Replacement

Normally, after surgery, patients experience side effects like bruising, swelling, and a bit of tightness across the chest. During your recovery at home, should you experience shortness of breath, chest pain, or irregular heartbeats, you may need medical attention. Some complications are serious and require hospitalization or additional treatment.

Other complications are extremely rare, such as infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, and unsatisfactory results.

After having breast implants, it is important that you have regularly scheduled MRI scans to check their integrity and ensure there are no signs of rupture or other complications.

How Much Does Breast Implant Replacement Cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of breast implant revision can start around $7,000 and will depend on the patient’s specific needs and desires. For example, the price can vary if the new implants are silicone or saline, if we are fixing a capsular contracture that needs to be removed along with the existing implant, or if we are exchanging implants to adjust shape and size.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Angelina Postoev, our triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, all pricing options will be discussed in detail, and our staff will share information about our flexible financing options.

Schedule Your Breast Implant Consultation Today!

If you are considering a breast implant revision we encourage you to do a search for a “breast implant revision surgeon near me”. Ensure they are a professional qualified cosmetic surgeon with a proven track record of helping women achieve excellent results, like Dr. Angelina Postoev from Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics, one of the best breast implant revision doctors in the industry. If you are not local to the Atlanta area, Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics offer packages for our out-of-town clients.

Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer breast implant replacement for women in Atlanta, Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.

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