Breast Revision Surgery
Over three million women in this country have undergone breast augmentation surgery. Unfortunately, not all of these surgeries go smoothly. Whether the original surgery was performed incorrectly, the outcome was poor, or the normal changes associated with pregnancy or aging 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.
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
Occurs when the implant sits too high and sometimes is associated with 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.
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.
Other breast problems.
Since there are so many women who have experienced a need for breast implant revision, it is important to choose a surgeon who is going to take the absolute best care of you and has extensive experience. As noted above, Dr. Chasan has been able to help many women fix breast augmentations that have been less than satisfactory in nature. His work among his peers has made him a “surgeon’s surgeon” because not only does he understand the patient side, but he also is highly skilled and respected among his colleagues and peers.
Dr. Chasan has helped women with a variety of issues including: breast implant removal, symmastia (also known as “uniboob”), asymmetry, capsular contracture, wrinkling knuckling, implants mal-position, deflation (saline implants), ptosis/drooping, double-bubble deformities, and an exaggerated pectoralis major muscular flexion deformity. Here’s the good news, these are all the most common and treatable conditions for breast revision surgery. The vast majority of these are fixable and will leave little trace of a previously poor procedure. Many techniques are used in combination to fix breast augmentation 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.
Breast implant revision can be a very sensitive subject and Dr. Chasan is ready and able to help turn a subject that can be hard to talk about and into a thing of the past. His skill and experience make him a breast revision specialist. If you have any further questions schedule your consultation with Dr. Chasan today and he can help you take the first step to a more confident you.