About this Treatment
Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement and revisional breast surgery in Toledo are surgical procedures to replace breast implants that are older or of improper size and either replace them with properly sized implants or remove them and reshape the breast as needed.
Revisional or corrective breast surgery refers to surgical procedures such as scar deformities, asymmetry, or unnatural results resulting in breast deformities. The goal is to restore the breast to an appropriate and balanced size and shape, improve support, and relieve any existing discomfort.
What It Is
After previous breast implant augmentation, several women may experience discomfort and tightness from capsular contracture, concern about possible implant rupture and gel migration, or a desire to change the size of the breasts and improve support. Over time, breast implants may change in position or become uncomfortable from capsular contracture or diminishing support. The breast tissue around the implant may also change with age and experience sagging and a loss of support, and skin thinning with stretch marks, all of which may result in a less desirable breast contour, breast pain, concern about implant or gel integrity, resulting a loss of confidence and quality, not life. Breast implant removal, exchange to a new and properly sized device, or removal and a breast lift without preimplantation are effective options for these issues for many patients. If you need of a breast implant replacement or revisional or corrective breast surgery in Toledo, our experts can help.
What It Treats
Pain from capsular contracture around the implant or lack of support
Concern about implant or gel rupture and migration
Aging implants that may have lost integrity or deteriorated over time
Breasts that are sagging, heavy, and uncomfortable
Opportunity to change size, style, and type of implant to a higher quality and more beneficial and comfortable device
- 1.5 - 2.5 hours
- 1.5 - 2 weeks
- General or IV
- Less or Improved Scar Tissue Allows removal of contracted scar tissue (capsular contracture) by a capsulectomy to relieve tightness and pain.
- Reliability Replaces older implant with a more advanced, reliable, and durable device and improves natural breast shape.
- Lifted Breasts Gives opportunity to lift sagging breast tissue (mastopexy) or reduce excess volume to restore a youthful, comfortable, and natural appearing breasts.
- Removed Problematic Implants For selected patients, gives the option to entirely remove aged or mispositioned implant and lift breast without replacement implant.
- Resized Implants For selected patients, option to replace with a smaller implant and lift breast tissue (augmentation mastopexy).
How Breast Implant Replacement Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, Dr. Frank Barone’s breast implant replacement and revisional breast surgery in Toledo workup involve complete family and medical history, examination, discussion of goals, and review of all options. The preoperative evaluation also includes a review of mammograms or MRI if available to evaluate previous implant and breast tissue, photo documentation, sometimes 3D computer analysis, and an extensive discussion and review of incision options, and related concerns. If implant exchange is planned, implant choices and size options are discussed. Itemized costs and recovery time planning are reviewed as well. A customized surgery booklet is given to each patient at their preoperative visit, which reviews all instructions for preparation, the procedure and post-operative care, medications, supplements, and informed consent.
Breast implant replacement surgery and revisional breast surgery in Toledo, Ohio is always done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under either a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
You will meet with your surgeon in the pre-op area for preoperative marking and review of questions. Incisions are typically planned within pre-existing scars but will depend on the extent and degree of correction needed. These options will be reviewed and discussed thoroughly with you before surgery.
After making the planned incision, the capsule of the scar around the implant is identified and evaluated. If there is any sign of gel rupture, the entire capsule will usually be removed (periprosthetic capsulectomy) as the gel is almost always contained within the scar capsule. If there is no sign of implant rupture, the capsule is cleansed and washed with a triple antibiotic solution before placing the new device. If downsizing or repositioning, an overly large pocket will be reduced and reshaped with sutures or reinforced with sterile biomaterial mesh (capnography). If simultaneous breast lift and implant exchange are planned (augmentation mastopexy), the new implant is chosen and the mastopexy is performed. Long-acting pain blocks (Exparel) or a nerve stimulator to decrease post-operative discomfort are used. Incisions are closed with dissolvable internal sutures and dressings and bra applied.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. You will see the visible improvements immediately and they will continue to get better as swelling and bruising subside. Post-operative therapeutic treatments with lymphatic massage, LED LightStim bed treatment, and other proven modalities will be available to reduce discomfort and downtime. We will give you specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit. Your final breast implant replacement or revisional breast surgery in Toledo results should relieve pain, malposition, asymmetry, and tightness and restore a more youthful breast contour that is comfortable, natural in appearance, and improves the quality of life.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Barone has been with me throughout my journey with Bell’s palsy and helped me overcome my insecurities with the lasting residual effects. With his support and encouragement I decided to boost my self-esteem with breast augmentation which was something I wanted to do for myself for the last 20 yrs. I couldn’t be more pleased with his craft and those God given talented hands. I’m blessed beyond measure to have such an empathetic Dr and supportive staff behind me at Evolv.
Dr. Barone always takes his time and is very thorough during every appointment. He truly cares about his patients and it definitely shows! [Single best thing is…] It’s exactly what I wanted! Dr. Barone’s experience and expertise are second to none! His results are natural and beautiful!
I have known Dr. Barone 35 yrs. He is an artist in his field of practice. Always professional and strives to keep current in his practice and community education. [Single best thing is…] Age appropriate results beautiful.
Dr. Barone put my mind at ease after my first consultation. He assured me the poor results I had from another surgeon could be resolved. Dr. Barone and his staff are truly talented and I couldn’t be happier with my results! My confidence has been restored and I would absolutely recommend Dr. Barone! I am truly amazed at how little pain, swelling and bruising I had after my procedure. Night and day difference from the first surgeon. My results are beautiful!
Dr. Barone did a beautiful job on my breast implant/lift revision! I was nervous after the experience I had with my first surgeon/surgery. Dr. Barone and his staff made me feel very comfortable and confident I was making the right decision. I am incredibly happy with my results and would recommend his practice to friends and family. I really liked the attention to every detail from pre-op to post-op. I felt fully prepared on surgery day and knew what to expect. Dr. Barone makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable after surgery. My pain level was very low.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
If you are considering breast implant replacement in Toledo, it is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural-appearing results with breast implant replacement surgery.
Patient safety and natural appearing-results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
Dr. Barone is an experienced and fully credentialed board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed accredited post-graduate fellowships in aesthetic and breast surgery and has over 30 years of experience in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed nursing staff and anesthesiologists. Candidates considering breast implant replacement surgery in Toledo at EVOLV are thoroughly examined and fully prepared and receive medical clearance before the procedures. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.