Breast Implant Revision

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Breast Implant Revision at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC and Baltimore is like a makeover for your breasts, offering a second chance to achieve the results you’ve always wanted.

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What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast Implant Revision is a surgical procedure at Landford Plastic Surgery that Dr. Landford performs to modify or correct previous breast augmentation surgery. It involves replacing or removing existing breast implants and addressing issues such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, implant malposition, size change, or aesthetic dissatisfaction.

We understand how personal and essential this procedure can be, and the goal of Breast Implant Revision is to improve the appearance, symmetry, and overall satisfaction of the breasts — allowing an exhale of hardship and a restored confidence that you not only seek but deserve.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?

At Landford Plastic Surgery, we find that the best candidates seeking Breast Implant Revision in Washington DC or Baltimore are patients looking for help with the following ailments:

  • Implant Rupture: If a breast implant ruptures or deflates, revision surgery may be necessary to remove and replace the damaged implant.
  • Capsular Contracture: This occurs when scar tissue forms around the breast implant, causing the breast to feel firm, tight, or distorted.
  • Implant Malposition: If the breast implant shifts from its original position, causing asymmetry or an unnatural appearance.
  • Size Dissatisfaction: Some individuals may wish to change the size of their breast implants, either to increase or decrease the volume, and breast implant revision allows for this modification.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: Revision surgery can address cosmetic concerns such as uneven breasts, implant visibility or rippling, or dissatisfaction with the overall appearance of the breasts.
  • Aging and changes in breast tissue: Over time, breast tissue and skin may change due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or natural aging.
  • Complications or unsatisfactory results from previous surgery: In some cases, individuals may have experienced complications or unsatisfactory results from a previous breast augmentation procedure and revision surgery can correct or improve upon these issues.
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How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost in Washington DC and Baltimore?

The cost of Breast Implant Revision at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC and Baltimore can vary depending on several factors, including the specific surgical techniques involved, the extent of the revision needed, and the type of implants used; it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilmina Landford to discuss your case. During the consultation, Dr. Landford and her team will assess your needs, provide you with detailed information about the procedure, and answer any questions you may have regarding the cost and financing options.

What should I Expect During a Consultation for Breast Implant Revision?

During your consultation for Breast Implant Revision at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC or Baltimore, you can expect to be welcomed with open arms for a comprehensive evaluation of your current breast implants and an assessment of your goals and concerns. Dr. Wilmina Landford will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss your desired outcomes. She will explain the options available for your revision, including Implant Exchange, Implant Removal, or additional procedures; we are here for you to address any questions or concerns you may have.

How Do I Prepare for Breast Implant Revision?

To ensure a positive experience and prepare for optimal results with your Breast Implant Revision, we recommend the following guidelines:

  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Adhere to the instructions provided to you by Dr. Landford
  • Stay hydrated before and after the procedure
  • Allow yourself time to rest and recover after the surgery
  • Choose comfortable clothing to wear on the day of your surgery
  • Write down any questions or concerns you may have and discuss them during your consultation or pre-operative appointments

What are the Benefits of Breast Implant Revision?

Undergoing Breast Implant Revision at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC and Baltimore offers several advantages that can enhance your well-being. These benefits may include:

  • Improved breast appearance and symmetry
  • Enhanced self-confidence and body image
  • Resolution of complications from previous breast implant surgery
  • Correction of implant-related issues such as implant rupture or capsular contracture
  • Better alignment with your aesthetic goals and expectations.

What are the Steps of Breast Implant Revision?

During your Breast Implant Revision procedure, our team will be on hand to ensure your safety and excitement for your revision. We will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Landford will then make incisions in pre-marked areas, and the necessary adjustments or revisions will be performed for your specific case.

Surgical Techniques for Breast Implant Revision

There are several surgical techniques for Breast Implant Revision, including:

Implant Exchange

This involves removing the existing breast implants and replacing them with new ones of a different size, shape, or material.

Capsulectomy

It is the surgical removal of the scar tissue capsule that forms around the breast implant.

Capsulotomy

This technique involves making incisions in the scar tissue capsule to release the tightness and allow the implant to sit more naturally.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Implant Revision

In cases where breast sagging (ptosis) is present, a breast lift may be performed along with the revision of breast implants to restore a more youthful and lifted appearance.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for Breast Implant Revision?

Scarring is a critical topic for us and our patients. The specific location of incisions and resulting scars for Breast Implant Revision can vary depending on the individual case and the technique used. Common incision options include Inframammary Incisions (along the crease under the breast), Periareolar Incisions (around the edge of the areola), and Transaxillary Incisions (in the armpit). Dr. Landford will discuss the best approach that suits your needs during the consultation.

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Breast Implant Revision Recovery

Recovery will vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, our patients at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC, and Baltimore can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the initial days following surgery. It is important to follow post-operative instructions, which could include wearing a supportive bra, taking prescribed medications, and avoiding strenuous activities. Full recovery can take several weeks to months, during which time the breasts will gradually heal and settle into their final shape.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Wilmina Landford is a highly-trained plastic surgeon who completed integrated plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. With a focus on plastic surgery and cosmetic plastic surgery, she brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin), Dr. Landford can effectively communicate with a diverse range of patients, ensuring personalized care and understanding throughout your Breast Implant Revision journey.

Schedule a Consultation

It’s time to take the step forward you need together. If you’re bothered by your implants or are suffering from complications, Breast Implant Revision may be what you’re looking for. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office nearest to you in Washington DC, or Baltimore. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in setting up an appointment at a convenient time. We look forward to discussing your goals and creating a personalized plan to achieve the results you deserve.

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