Breast Implant Revision (Exchange)

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Breast Implant Revision (Exchange)

It’s not uncommon for breast implants to change their shape or size over time, as well as overlying breast tissue changes, which creates an appearance or feel of the breast that is less desirable than the original result. Also, many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device, but after ten years the costs associated with having surgery to replace the implants are no longer covered. Because of this, many women will elect to replace or update their breast implants at or around the 10-year time frame.

If you are considering Breast Implant Revision or exchange, come and see Dr. Brian Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Arslanian is a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and is ready to work with you. Find out how Dr. Arslanian can help elevate your appearance by enabling you to achieve your ideal body goals with Breast Implant Revision today.

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Implant Exchange

What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast Implant Revision surgery is designed to replace old breast implants that are either towards the end of their lifespan, have caused pain from capsular contracture, have ruptured, or just have the desire to change the size and/or type of your implant. It’s important to be aware that Implant Revision surgery needs to be tailored specifically to the patient’s goals and desires, so that every patient will have a different experience. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-trained and experienced in all types of breast surgery, Dr. Arslaninan will listen to all of your goals and desires to develop a surgical plan specifically to address all of the issues at the time of surgery.

What are the benefits of Breast Implant Revision

Every medical procedure should be about improvement. Whether you hope to feel better, look better, or all of the above, we support you. The benefits of a Breast Implant Revision in Atlanta can be impactful for our patients in a number of ways:

  • The use of updated implant materials
  • Reshape or reposition the breast to look more natural
  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Prevent health problems from outdated implant materials

Each decision is personal, and we can help you achieve your health and aesthetic goals with Breast Implant Revision surgery. By removing or replacing implants that no longer suit you, Dr. Arslanian can help enhance your look. When your appearance aligns with your vision, it improves your confidence.

Who are the Best Candidates for breast implant revision surgery?

If you received breast implants in the past, you may be a perfect candidate for removal or replacement. Implant aesthetics change from year to year and Dr. Arslanian wants to provide you with the best options available. Our team can outfit you with implants that reflect who you are now and who you want to be in the decades to come.

Or if you prefer an explant procedure, Dr. Arslanian is ready to remove your unwanted or outdated implants. This may also entail the removal of any capsule that has formed around your implant, which is called an en bloc surgery. En-bloc capsulectomy procedures remove the implants and their surrounding scar tissue in one safe, convenient session.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step to getting Breast Implant Revision in Atlanta is to schedule a consultation With Dr. Arslanian, by calling or contacting our clinic. During this session, Dr. Arslanian will explain what breast implant revision involves. He will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Dr. Arslanian’s goals are to help you feel comfortable and know that you are in safe and supportive hands on the road to getting Breast Implant Revision surgery.

Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Arslanian and his team will outline a list of instructions to help prepare your body. These can include avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, as well as blood thinner medication. You might also need to fast for a certain amount of time.

What to expect on the day of Breast Implant Revision surgery

When you arrive at our clinic in Atlanta on the day of your surgery, Dr. Arslanian will walk you through the procedure as discussed in your consultation. His main goal is to make you feel comfortable in surgery.

The first step will be to administer a type of anesthesia to numb the treatment area and minimize pain. Once the anesthesia has begun to work, Dr. Arslanian will then make the incisions.

Your procedure will depend on which approach you happen to prefer. We can make a small incision in one of three places to perform your implant replacement or removal.

Inframammary (the Fold Under the Breast)

This method creates a small incision under the area where your breast hangs. We can remove and inspect implants easily using the inframammary method. If you want a replacement implant, we will bypass your milk ducts as we carefully position the new model up through the fold beneath your breast.

Periareolar (the Area Around the Areola)

Dr. Arslanian can also access your implant area through a small incision around the areola. Areolas are the dark skin surrounding the nipple. By accessing the breast through a periareolar route, your doctor is able to examine an implant capsule directly.

Axilla (Armpit)

You may have had your implant placed via a small incision under your arm. While this is a great option for the implantation procedure, it may not work for removal. We want to be sure that we safely and effectively address any concerns you may have with the capsule around your former implant. To remove capsule tissue, we may need to access the breast more directly than through your armpit.

Once the new implants are in place, the final step is to close the incision using sutures. As Dr. Arslanian completes the procedure, you will be taken into a recovery room while the anesthesia wears off.

We advise every breast implant revision patient to arrange transportation to and from the practice on the day of their appointment.

Breast Implant Revision recovery

Following your breast implant revision, gauze dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions. Depending on the details of your surgery, you may or may not be placed in a support bra or other type of garment.

In some cases, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

Dr. Arslanian may advise you to perform low-impact movements to promote circulation to the chest area. Please follow the doctor’s instructions. Our staff will schedule your follow-up visit, at which point we will make sure you are experiencing a strong recovery and are satisfied with the support you are receiving.

Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases and you will need to continue following Dr. Arslanian’s instructions and attend your scheduled follow-up visits. Some implant removal patients are back to work within three days while others require more than two weeks. Don’t push yourself. Rest is vital to recovery.

Breast Implant Revision (Exchange) Cost

How much does Breast Implant Revision cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of a Breast Implant Revision in Atlanta varies depending on your individual surgery requirements and the plan laid out by Dr. Arslanian. Every procedure requires special attention and unique care. For those reasons, each session has its own cost. If you are concerned about the price of your procedure, we are here to help. Dr. Arslanian offers a variety of payment options, which you can find on his Financing page. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to call. Our team is ready and willing to explore your options and opportunities. Money should never stand in the way of quality healthcare.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

When you come to Arslanian Plastic Surgery for a Breast Implant Revision, you will be in good hands with Dr. Arslanian and his team. Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo and then went on to complete a rigorous training program in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then completed another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.

As a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has launched and grown his practice into a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Arslanian’s goal for every patient is to create a beautiful, natural look, using the safest techniques he has learned.


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During a consultation, we can answer your questions about Breast Implant Revision and discuss the additional treatment options that interest you. Call our office at (678) 894-9200 to schedule your visit today. We also offer remote consultations for anyone who cannot currently visit us in person. No matter where you log on, Dr. Arslanian wants to connect and help you achieve your ideal look.

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