Dr. Cassileth delivers leading solutions for issues with breast implants
"More than half of women with breast implants will have them redone in their lifetime. Some may be for minor issues such as a size change, but I find that many women have implants that always looked wrong, or got worse and worse with time. It is critical to address the problem with the implant and with the breast tissue cohesively, so that ultimately my patients can enjoy breasts that look as amazing as they originally envisioned." -Dr. Lisa B. Cassileth, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Cassileth has pioneered many techniques for correcting breast problems in her cosmetic surgery practice as well as her breast reconstruction practice. She brings her exacting, painstaking attention to detail and a problem-solving approach to giving you the results you desire and the confidence you deserve.
Common complaints are:
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Badly positioned implants
- Divots or hollows
- Capsular contracture (hardening around implants)
- Muscle flex deformity
Preparing for your implant revision surgery
Dr. Cassileth will meet with you personally to discuss your concerns and help you determine the best solution for your specific issues. Together, you will develop a plan designed to correct your problem implants and recreate the look you desire. Bring with you photos of breasts you like, and be prepared to be realistic of the size that will be right for your frame. Making good decisions about your breast size and shape is critical to obtaining a good outcome.
What to expect after your implant revision surgery
Plan on relaxing at home the first two days after your surgery. You will be in a comfortable surgery bra that has adjustable straps. You may take pain medication during this period of time. After the first few days, most people are up and around, off all prescription pain medication, and usually have resumed basic activities. However, it is important to avoid all exercise, heavy lifting, and other more strenuous activities for the first three weeks. If you go to work, expect to be more tired during the first week and sore by the end of the day. If your work involves a lot of moving of your upper body, take the entire first week off.
Dr. Cassileth insists that all patients undergo a six-month scar treatment regimen after surgery to minimize all scars. During the healing period, the breasts often have tight or small lumpy areas where the internal sutures are located. This is common and is most prominent 4-8 weeks after surgery. These sutures are absorbable and any lumps caused by them will resolve. Your breasts need up to 2 months to fully heal and take their final shape. Our team will discuss with you what kind of support and activity you will need during this time.