Breast Revision Surgery in San Diego / Del Mar / La Jolla – Dr. Chasan
Dr. Chasan is very experienced in San Diego breast revision surgery in his Del Mar / La Jolla plastic surgery center. He has become a national authority on correcting poor results of breast augmentation performed by other surgeons. In the paragraphs below, he explains revisionary breast surgery in his San Diego area plastic surgery center and the results this procedures help achieve.
Breast Revision Surgery: Is It For Me?
Over three million women in this country have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Whether the surgery was performed incorrectly or the outcome was poor, there is a growing need for revisionary breast surgery. Dr. Chasan is a well known expert in this field and has performed hundreds of these types of surgeries. He regularly lectures nationally for Allergan, the company that makes breast implants, on this topic and has written several peer-reviewed papers (See published articles for more information)on techniques used for fixing poor results associated with breast surgery. (See Publication)
The most common and treatable complications include capsular contracture, wrinkling knuckling, implants mal-position, deflation (saline implants), ptosis/drooping, double-bubble deformities, and an exaggerated pectoralis major muscular flexion deformity. The vast majority of these are fixable. Many techniques are used in combination such as capsulorrhaphy, capsulotomy, capsulectomy, repositioning of implant sub-muscularly, use of ADM’s (Acellular Dermal Matrix), and mastopexy. In addition, shape and size discrepancies and areolar asymmetries can be addressed.
San Diego Revision Breast Surgery with Dr. Chasan in Del Mar / La Jolla
The pictures in this section represent many of the techniques that Dr. Chasan utilizes to repair poor breast augmentation results. These techniques include: capsulotomy, capsulectomy, capsulorrhaphy, implant exchange to silicone, addressing size and shape discrepancies, nipple and areolar asymmetries, and/or mastopexy (breast lift) to achieve a much more pleasing aesthetic result. After undergoing revision breast surgery in San Diego / La Jolla, most patients who were unhappy with their initial breast augmentation results are thrilled with their new results.
If you would like to learn if you could benefit from breast revision surgery, San Diego / Del Mar / La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Chasan can be contacted at his cosmetic surgery San Diego / / Del Mar / La Jolla offices by calling 858-450-1555 or click here to schedule a consultation.
Mal-position- Inferior and/or Lateral: Occurs when the implant is sitting too low or off to the side (inferiorly or laterally). A space or gap in the middle of the chest is also sometimes visible
Mal-position Medial/Symmastia: Occurs when the breast meet in the middle, also known as "uni-boob"
Mal-position Superior: Occurs when the implant sits too high and sometimes is associated with capsular contracture.
Capsular Contracture: Occurs when normal scar tissue forms around the implant and the capsule contracts or tightens around the implant. Breasts appear harder, rounder and/or moves upward.
Reductive Augmentation: Too make the breast smaller by reducing breast tissue and replacing some of the volume with an implant
Asymmetry: When a woman's breasts are different in size, form, position, or volume.
Ptosis: When the breast are drooping.
Enlarged Areola: When a woman’s areola (not nipple) is larger than desired or puffy. This can occur because of genetics, massive weight loss, implants or breastfeeding.
Miscellaneous: Other breast problems. Photo 1: Complete nipple loss after poorly performed breast lift in Mexico. Photo 2: Pectus excavatum. Photo 3: Desire for larger breasts
Treatment & Technique
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It is important to find a plastic surgeon that has extensive experience and expertise in these types of surgery. In the right hands, poor outcomes with breast surgery are fixable, however many surgeons attempt these type of surgeries who aren’t experienced enough or qualified to achieve good outcomes. Each time a “revision” is performed that doesn’t correct the problem makes subsequent revisions more difficult. This is definitely a situation when you want to “get it done right the first time”.
Dr Chasan finds it especially gratifying to see patients who weren’t happy with their initial result become thrilled with the appearance of their breasts.