Breast Revision & Implant Exchange
ave you felt let down in the past by a previous breast augmentation procedure, or are you generally unhappy with uneven breasts? Women seek breast revision surgery for a variety of reasons, yet all have one burning question on their minds: How will this time be different? Dr. Zienowicz is aware that many patients who have already undergone surgery are naturally skeptical about repeating the experience. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Zienowicz has dedicated himself to restoring client confidence in their appearance. It is the doctor’s great pleasure to facilitate the reversal of botched and subpar breast surgeries, correcting the flaws of less qualified surgeons and setting the patient back on track towards their original aesthetic goals.
Breast revision techniques:
As each breast revision procedure is unique to each patient, Dr. Zienowicz will tailor his surgical approach to best fit you. In most cases, the doctor is able to utilize the original incision point as a means of avoiding further scarring. Some other common revision techniques may involve improvements to the implant pocket, repositioning or removing or replacing implants, fat grafting, lifting the breast, and reinforcement with a biodegradable mesh (Galaflex), or Seri, a biodegradable silk mesh material that acts like human breast tissue to prevent problems such as capsular contracture or create an internal bra. Most often due to experience, no mesh is needed to repair or reverse the pockets. This saves time for healing, finances, and additional procedure risk. Regardless of the procedure, those concerned about future pregnancies can rest assured that Dr. Zienowicz's skillful technique will help preserve the sensation and function of the areola for breast-feeding.
Am I a good candidate for breast revision surgery?
Breast revisions are performed when the client is not happy with the size, shape, symmetry or placement of her implants; when the implants have ruptured or leaked; when a significant amount of weight has been lost or gained; or a change has occurred in breasts after pregnancy. Other common reasons for seeking breast revision surgery include:
- Capsular contracture: hardened, irregular scar tissue that has formed around the implant
- Misshapen nipples or areolae
- Changes in breast appearance after childbirth due to breast-feeding
- Gaps created by saline implants
In all cases, Dr. Zienowicz offers one-on-one consultations in which he will provide the answers to all your questions, review your photographs, previous surgeries and medical history, and make his best recommendations towards your ideal revised breast profile. No breast augmentation revision is too complicated or too trivial for our surgeon. We are here to serve all your needs and exceed your original expectations, and will go to any lengths to ensure your total satisfaction with your results. For more information concerning breast revision surgery, or to schedule your own personalized consultation with Dr. Zienowicz, please contact bodybyZ at 401.453.0120. Or use our convenient online Request a Consultation form.