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One of the questions patients most frequently ask The John Bull Center team is: “Will breast implants last a lifetime?” Getting implants is a significant and life-changing decision that can boost confidence—but the reality is that patients shouldn’t expect their augmentation results to last forever. Whether an implant ruptures, a patient’s tastes change, or time takes its toll on the body, breast revision from our Naperville-based team is a type of cosmetic surgery involves removing or replacing old saline or silicone gel breast implants. The John Bull Center strives to deliver the best breast revision Naperville has to offer. Breast revision can be a way of modifying or improving the appearance of the breasts and may also include lifting or updating the implant to more modern and advanced devices.
The Best Outcome
Breast revision is a “catch-all” term for any surgery that enhances the appearance of breasts that have been previously augmented. There are many reasons why patients may choose to have a breast revision. Although breast implants are sturdy and lasting devices, the size and shape of your breasts will inevitably be altered by the effects of aging and gravity. Eventually, the weight of the implants themselves affects the way they look. The overlying breast tissue may also change with time, altering the look of the original outcome. There are several complications that may occur that impact the longevity of implants or require them to be replaced. These include capsular contracture, silicone or saline implant rupture, rippling, and changes in position.
Patients who are concerned about rupture, rippling, or migration of their implant may wish to change from saline to silicone. Breast revision can increase or decrease the size of the breasts or restore a more symmetrical appearance. The surgery may also be a way of restoring a younger or more appealing appearance to the shape of the breasts. Some Naperville breast revision patients may decide to have implants removed completely.
Breast revision surgery is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. It’s customized for each patient’s unique goals and may sometimes include a breast lift or breast reduction performed at the same time, so clear communication with your plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals is critical if you want to achieve optimal results.
The breast implant pocket may need to be reshaped so that the implants can be repositioned on the chest. The surgery might involve removal of one or both original implants, then the insertion of a new size, shape, or style. General anesthesia or other medications are administered to reduce sensation. One of three types of incisions may be used for breast revision: an inframammary incision in the crease under the breast, a breast lift incision, or a peri-areolar incision that partially or completely encircles the areola.
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Many other cosmetic breast procedures are available from The John Bull Center, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. The most suitable option for you all depends on your specific concerns and goals.
The Right Fit For You
Patients who are in good health, are non-smokers, maintain a positive outlook, and have realistic expectations will usually be good candidates for breast revision surgery.
There may be gauze dressing or bandages applied to the incisions after breast revision surgery. Naperville breast revision patients may also be required to wear a support bra. We will provide guidelines for caring for surgical sites, taking medications, any specific concerns to look out for, and when you will need to follow up with the surgeon.
The recovery time for breast revision varies, as everyone heals differently. In general, the healing time and side effects will be similar to what you would have experienced during your primary breast augmentation. It may take some time before the full results from breast revision become visible, because there will be some swelling. Within around six weeks, the swelling will go down. By that time, the breasts will also feel softer and more natural, though it may take between six to 12 months before they feel more “normal.”
Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.Learn More
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