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Breast Implant Revision in Chicago

Breast Implant Revision in Chicago

In the U.S. alone, roughly 365,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed each year. This extremely popular surgery provides very satisfying results for countless patients.

When it comes to breast implants, however, certain problems can occur. Implants are very durable, but they can rupture, at which point a surgical revision becomes necessary.

Silicone breast implant next to scalpel on blue background

What Causes Breast Implant Ruptures?

Implant ruptures occur when the lining fails and can be caused by several things. Common reasons for implant ruptures include:

  • Trauma to the breast tissue
  • Improperly filled implants
  • Shrinkage or wrinkling of the implant
  • Valve failure or seam defect
  • Unusual or excessive wear and tear

How Will I Know If I Have a Rupture?

Saline implant deflation patients typically experience a sudden reduction in size and softness in one of their breasts. Nausea and strange chest sensations may accompany this. Remember, there is no immediate threat to your health. Saline is completely safe when absorbed by the body.

A ruptured silicone implant requires an MRI because it is more difficult to detect. If you think you have experienced an implant rupture, call Ashpole Plastic Surgery at 847.884.8346 right away.

Breast Implant Repair

Dr. Ashpole can replace the implant using the same surgical technique as the initial implant surgery. The breast implant is usually accessed through the same incision site, so you won’t have any additional scars afterward. The ruptured breast implant is carefully separated from the surrounding breast tissue and removed. Before inserting a new implant, the remaining implant pocket is reshaped.

You can talk to Dr. Ashpole about breast revision surgery or a breast lift if you no longer want implants. Our top priority is to make you feel at ease and confident about having breast augmentation surgery for any reason.

Implant Revision Recovery

Because each patient is unique, recovery times will vary with breast implant revision surgery. If scar tissue surrounds the implant, the procedure can be more complex. Other procedures are simple, and recovery will be similar to that of breast augmentation surgery.

Surgeon and staff wear blue scrubs while in the operating room

Revision Surgery Cost

Breast implant revision costs are sometimes covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Most warranties include a lifetime replacement policy as well as some financial assistance to help pay for revision surgery.

Call Ashpole Plastic Surgery or contact us online to learn more about the cost of breast implant repair. We do have financing options available.

Breast Implant Repair by Dr. Ashpole

Dr. Ashpole, a board-certified plastic surgeon, understands your concerns and fears. In a complimentary personal consultation, he will gladly discuss the process with you. Call 847.884.8346 to schedule your consultation or to ask questions about breast implant revision surgery. You can also contact us online if you have any questions or would like to schedule a call.