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A Ten Year “Reunion” With Your Breast Surgeon is Recommended

Posted on: Feb 14 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision surgery

Hopefully, when you had your initial consultation with your breast augmentation surgeon you were advised that at some time in the future, usually after ten years, you may need to have breast revision surgery, possibly replacing your breast implants. As Women’s Bodies Change, Their Breasts Will Change! Dr. Delgado states that there can be a[…] Read More →

What Happens if Your Silicone Breast Implants Rupture?

Posted on: Jan 18 , 2017

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

“Silent Rupture” of a Silicone Breast Implant When breast implants are placed in the body, a fibrous capsule will form around the implant. If a rupture should occur, the silicone will most likely be contained in the capsule; and it is possible that it may not be painful or be noticeable. This is referred to[…] Read More →

Breast Revision for “Snoopy Deformity”

Posted on: Dec 14 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

The Sagging Augmented Breasts “Snoopy Deformity” got its name because it describes an augmented breast that is sagging and the nipple is too low, much like the cartoon dog “Snoopy’s” nose. Even though the implant is in the correct position, the breast tissue hangs over the inferior edge of the breast implant. The “Snoopy Deformity”[…] Read More →

Risks and Complications From Extra Large Breast Implants

Posted on: Nov 21 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

    Choosing Breast Implant Size There are several factors to consider when choosing breast implant size. Women have heard of many breast augmentation patients that regret not choosing implants large enough when they had their original surgery. Many opted for breast revision surgery to get larger implants. Before seeking breast revision surgery to increase[…] Read More →

Updating Breast Implants After Weight Loss

Posted on: Oct 18 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

Weight Loss and Your Breasts Losing a significant amount of weight can be very rewarding. However, if you previously had breast augmentation surgery, you may be disappointed with the results the weight loss has had on your breasts. Breasts normally store body fat; weight loss and losing fat in the breasts may cause the breasts[…] Read More →

What is Capsular Contracture of the Breast?

Posted on: Sep 15 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast revision recovery, Breast revision risks, Breast revision surgery

When a foreign object such as breast implants, a pacemaker, or an artificial joint is inserted into the body, it will form a protective scar capsule around the object. It is a natural healing response and is expected. Baker Scale Grades Firmness of the Breast For some breast augmentation patients, during the first year of healing, the[…] Read More →

How Long Will Breast Revision Results Last?

Posted on: Aug 17 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

A 47 year old mother from San Francisco, California presents for breast revision surgery. She had a vertical breast lift with saline implants about 10 years ago. You can see how the skin droops from the weight of the implants. This is common for women who have had children. The skin is stretched, but the[…] Read More →

Decisions to be Made Before Breast Revision Surgery

Posted on: Jul 19 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

At the time of your consultation for breast revision surgery, it is important to clearly state your goals to Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D., so that he can suggest your best options. Things You Will Need to Consider Before Breast Revision Surgery 1. What type of breast implant do you want? Will you want to change[…] Read More →

A Ten Year “Reunion” With Your Breast Surgeon is Recommended

Posted on: Jun 11 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

Breast Revision at Ten Years? Hopefully, when you had your initial consultation with your breast augmentation surgeon you were advised that at some time in the future, usually after ten years, you may need to have breast revision surgery, possibly replacing your breast implants. Dr. Delgado states that there can be a lot of changes[…] Read More →

Breast Revision Surgery, How it is Performed

Posted on: May 18 , 2016

Posted in Breast implants, Breast lift, Breast revision surgery

Variations of Breast Revision Surgery The reason for breast revision surgery will determine how the procedure will be done. • Capsular Contracture: The surgeon most likely will use the same incision location as the original breast augmentation surgery. The hardened capsule will be removed during breast revision surgery, and the implants will be replaced. •[…] Read More →

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