Have you fallen out of love with the look of your breast implants, or developed a complication that affects the look and feel of your implants? If so, you might be a good candidate for breast revision with Dr. Robert Galiano.
Breast revision is intended to fix implant-related problems or address aesthetic concerns by replacing existing implants. With his breast revision experience and talent, Dr. Galiano can help you feel happier and more confident in your appearance.
You have several options when planning out breast revision surgery. The approach that is right for you depends on why you are replacing your implants and what you hope to look like after surgery.
Change Your Implant Size
Despite careful consideration and planning, you may end up choosing the wrong implant size the first time around. If that is the case, Dr. Galiano can replace your existing implants with a larger or smaller pair.
Your natural breasts can also fluctuate in size over time, due to hormonal changes or life events like pregnancy, nursing and weight gain. If you feel unhappy with the size of your breasts after having children or losing a lot of weight, breast revision can help you achieve the look you want.
Change Your Implant Type
In some breast revision cases, it is not the size of the implants that is the problem — it’s the type. Some women opt to switch from saline to silicone implants, or vice versa. There is also the option to switch out round implants for teardrop-shaped implants, or vice versa. Dr. Galiano can advise you as to which implant type makes the most sense for your needs and goals.
Replace Your Implants and Lift Your Breasts
Sometimes it is necessary to incorporate breast lift techniques into breast revision to create a more desirable breast appearance. Dr. Galiano can replace your implants and lift and tighten the overlying natural breast tissue to produce a perky, youthful breast shape.
Replace Leaking or Ruptured Implants
A small percentage of implants leak, rupture or develop another type of structural problem that necessitates their removal. The process of removing ruptured or flawed implants can be a little more involved than replacing a pair that is intact. Depending on the specific complication, Dr. Galiano may need to remove the implant as well as the “capsule” of scar tissue that forms around the implant.
When planning breast revision, you need a talented, board-certified plastic surgeon to help you evaluate your options. To request an appointment with Dr. Galiano, please contact our Chicago office today.