Some women may experience complications and dissatisfaction from previous breast implant surgery, including asymmetry, scarring (implant hardening), or implant rupture with time. These situations are not a minor disappointment – they are a dreadful experience.

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Breast Revision to Correct Problems

A failed breast augmentation can produce various problems, which can include:

  • Hardened scar tissue (capsular contracture)
  • Asymmetric breasts, implants, or nipple
  • Deflated or ruptured implants
  • Breast scars
  • Wrong size implants (too small, too large)
  • Implants too high
  • Implants too low
  • Implants without cleavage
  • Implants merging (symmastia)

When choosing a breast revision surgeon in New York, you want to ensure that you choose a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who uses the most advanced surgical techniques. It is imperative that a second procedure produces the look you envisioned when you decided to enhance your breasts. Dr. Tanna is known for his surgical excellence, for creating natural-looking breasts, and for his use of advanced surgical techniques. From replacing older implants to restorations with fat transfer, you can be confident in his experience, skills, and the care with which any revision is performed.

Capsular Contracture: Hard Breast Tissue

An unfortunate problem associated with some breast augmentation surgeries, capsular contracture creates hardened scar tissue that leaves the breasts looking distorted and feeling hard, rather than soft and natural.

This condition can be repaired with a revision surgery. While only about five percent of women experience this condition, if you develop capsular contracture, you want the issue fully resolved. Capsular contracture occurs when the body reacts to the implant, causing a scar tissue to develop and surround the implant. As the capsule tightens, it can cause pain and distortion of the breast.

The reasons behind the condition can vary, but once it develops, the look and feel of the breasts becomes unpleasant and unattractive. We can help determine what breast revision procedure will be most effective in your case. We employ the most advanced techniques, including the use of acellular dermal matrix to help patients avoid a reoccurrence of the condition.

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Replacing Older Breast Implants

While modern breast implants, whether silicone or saline, are far superior to older versions, every implant has a limited lifespan.

If you have had implants for many years, it is important that you are tested to ensure the implants have not begun to leak. With saline implants, it is obvious – the breast deflates.

The saline solution does not pose a health risk but the implant must be replaced. An implant leaking silicone should be replaced immediately. While the gel typically leaks slowly, it will eventually travel to other areas of body. If you have learned that a breast implant is leaking, we urge you to connect with Dr. Tanna immediately.

Size Matters

When you originally chose to undergo breast augmentation, you may have felt that you wanted a significantly larger size, but once placed, you felt the implants were far too big. Choosing the right size and shape of the implant (as well as type) is a critical point in altering breast size. If you are now unhappy with the size of your implants, whether larger or smaller than you wanted, the implants can be changed, with a new size placed that matches what you envisioned for yourself.

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Dr. Tanna: Surgical Excellence in Breast Revision Surgery

When moving forward to revise an augmentation, we invite you to find out more about Dr. Tanna’s professional qualifications. It is imperative that your New York plastic surgeon has top level surgical skills and has gained a reputation for quality work in his field. Dr. Tanna is a renowned surgeon, educator, author, and speaker. The care with which he performs these important surgeries is a benefit to any patient who must undergo another surgery to revise an earlier breast augmentation. Find out more about us, and visit with us for a consultation.

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