After initially receiving breast implants, women do have the option to undergo a secondary procedure to replace or revise them. As time passes, factors like pregnancy and aging contribute to altering the appearance of the breasts and previous implants, which is why many women come to Dr. Ortiz for breast implant revision surgery. Dr. Ortiz, a board-certified and renowned Raleigh plastic surgeon, has completed numerous breast implant revisions to restore a more youthful appearance and increase women’s self-confidence.
A breast implant revision surgery involves replacing old breast implants installed in a previous procedure with new ones. Women have this surgery for various different reasons, such as improving the appearance of the breasts, increasing or decreasing the size of the previous implants, resolving concerns about the rupture or migration of the implants, or to change the material of the implants.
As time passes, you may become unhappy with the size of your implants or simply wish to have them redone. In addition, breast implants can migrate or even rupture, and this procedure is designed to resolve these issues. During this one-day, outpatient procedure, Dr. Ortiz will replace the old breast implants with new, improved implants, while restoring a more youthful contour and tailoring your breasts to your desired appearance. A breast implant revision can also be performed in conjunction with a breast lift or breast reduction.
If you are dissatisfied with your current breast implants and would like to have them exchanged or removed, we encourage you to contact our Raleigh breast implant surgeon. Dr. Ortiz can discuss which form of procedure, methods, or implant size is most appropriate, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and ultimately leave you feeling more youthful and self-confident. Dr. Ortiz is both board-certified and internationally recognized, meaning he is well equipped to provide you with the most exceptional breast implant revision possible. The cost of a breast implant revision with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery ranges from $8,925 - $12,600. Schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center today by calling one of our professionals at 919-532-2270 or by completing the easy-to-use online contact form below.
71 year old female who was interested in exchanging breast implants that were placed 50 years ago, in 1973. The patient was seen shortly after imaging indicated possible implant rupture. She was concerned about the ruptured implants and wished to discuss surgical options that would allow her to have similar size and shape of the breasts.
Procedures performed: Bilateral breast implant exchange with bilateral mastopexy (breast lift)
Implant type: Smooth round moderate plus profile boost silicone gel implant
Implant size: 340cc
BMI = 22.9
62 year old female who was interested in breast lift and implant exchange. The patient had breast augmentation elsewhere, with saline implants, in 1995. She felt that the left implant was leaking and becoming smaller in size. She was also concerned with breast sagging. At the time of consultation she was cup size C/D and wished to be a B cup when the surgical process was complete. She desired implant exchange for silicone implants, with bilateral breast lift.
Procedures performed: Implant Exchange and Mastopexy (breast lift)
Implant type: Smooth round moderate plus profile boost silicone gel implant
Implant size: 235cc
38 year old female who presented with desires to improve the appearance of her breasts. She had hardening of the right breast and sagging on the left breast. She had a previous history of breast augmentation, performed elsewhere, with 550 cc saline implants that were placed 12 years ago. Her breasts had changed with pregnancies, and she knew the left breast was saggy and displaced to the left when laying on her back. She wanted to have a rounder and more pronounced appearance to her breasts. She also mentioned that she had some asymmetry.
BMI = 30.5
Procedures performed: Breast Implant Exchange with Capsulectomy, Periareolar Mastopexy (Lift) to Left Breast
Implant Approach: Inframammary
Implant Placement: Submuscular
Implant Type: Smooth round moderate plus boost silicone gel implant
Implant Size: 675 cc
52 year old female who desired implant exchange after discovering a leak in one of her saline implants. Her previous implant procedure was performed elsewhere in 1997.
Procedures Performed: Bilateral Breast Implant Exchange with Capsulectomy
Implant Type: Smooth round moderate plus profile extra filled silicone gel implant
Implant Size: 605 cc
28-year-old female, with a complicated breast implant surgery history, presented for evaluation with desires for slightly larger volume that would enhance the width, as well as have decreased implant visibility. The patient had an initial submuscular augmentation mammoplasty performed in 2012, complicated with implant displacement due to working out (by patient report) in early 2013. The patient was dissatisfied with the look and animation deformity and desired to undergo plane exchange to sub-glandular placement in 2014. Patient had saline implants that were about 410 cc by patient report. Based on her online research, the patient desired extra-filled silicone gel implants. She also wanted to have a small lift effect on the surgery.
Weight: 165 pounds. BMI: 27.
Procedure: Bilateral mammoplasty exchange with silicone gel implants
Implant Type: Smooth Round High-Profile HSC + Silicone Gel ImplanImplant Size: 700 cc
43-year-old female that, after a moderate amount of weight loss, presented for evaluation with desire to improve the volume and projection of her buttocks. She felt that they were sagging and not perky enough. She also had breast augmentation in 2005 and wanted to discuss breast implant revision surgery. She stated that she was satisfied with the size but they dropped to the side too much. She also stated that the implants were saline. We discussed implant exchange to silicone implant for better feel and prosthetic fill, as well as buttock fat grafting.
44-year-old female who presented for evaluation after undergoing a peri-areolar sub-muscular augmentation mammoplasty with 375cc saline implants 14 years ago. She said that, after childbearing, breastfeeding, and pregnancy changes, her implants shifted infra-laterally. She stated that she works out significantly and this made things worse. She desired a natural look, possibly with smaller implants. I offered to exchange the prosthesis for a silicone implant that would allow for more longevity and better feel.
Weight: 105 pounds. BMI: 21.
Procedure: Bilateral Breast Implant Exchange and Mesh Repair
50 year old female, who underwent a mommy makeover at another practice in 2017, was not satisfied with the appearance of her breasts after the surgery. She felt that the implants were too high, especially on the right, and that her breasts sagged over the implants. Weight 183 pounds. BMI: 27 Procedures: Mastopexy with Implant Exchange. Approach: Inframammary. Placement: Subfascial. Implant Type: Smooth Round Full-Projection Silicone Gel Implants. Implant Size: 360cc.
34-year-old female who presents after undergoing breast reduction surgery as a young woman, 15 years prior to evaluation. She presents with a desire to re-establish the volume and shape of her breasts.
Before size: 36 C
After size: 36 D
Implant type and size: 440cc Mentor moderate plus profile, extra silicone gel implant
34 year-old female who is fitness model underwent augmentation with 240 cc in early 2018. The patient was satisfied at that time since she had minimal breast tissue. In the time since her initial procedure, she began to feel that the implants were too small and wanted to fill more of the envelope of her breast. Because of this, she chose to undergo a breast implant revision and receive implants with a wider profile and double the volume.
Before size: 30B
After Size: 30D
Implant type: Smooth Round Silicone High Profile
Implant size: 475 cc