Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779

Breast Implant Revision

Los Angeles patients who require breast implant revision tend to research plastic surgeons for a specialist in that field. I have performed thousands of breast cosmetic surgeries and I've shared my experience with my colleagues worldwide by publishing many journal articles on topics in cosmetic breast surgery. In addition, I'm a clinical investigator for the newest generation of breast implants for two of the largest breast implant manufacturers. Because of my background, patients from all over the world seek me out for breast implant revision surgery.

I'd be happy to discuss breast implant revision with you in Los Angeles. Just request a consultation online or call us at (310) 300-1779.

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Breast Implant Revision:

  1. He's published an extensive clinical series on revisionary breast augmentation and lift.
  2. He served as a clinical investigator for cohesive silicone gel implants, today's most popular options.
  3. He's published a number of research papers on emerging concepts in breast surgery techniques and safety.
  4. He's been featured throughout the media, including The New York Times and NBC's "Today Show."

Breast Implant Correction Before & After Photos

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Indications for Breast Implant Revision

Some of the common reasons patients consult with me for breast implant revision surgery include:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Ruptured breast implants
  • Visible implant ripples
  • Breast tissue that has dropped below the implant into an unnatural position
  • Breast implants falling to the sides of the chest wall
  • Inframammary crease (under the breast) malposition
  • Asymmetry of the breast volume, shape or areolas

Breadth of Experience

Revision breast implant surgery is challenging, but my extensive experience with these types of cases has been particularly satisfying for me. Patient desires vary greatly and the best way to understand your options is in a consultation with me. In general, there are several common procedures that I use for revision breast surgeries. These include: implant capsule opening or removal, implant capsule repositioning, breast lift, changing implant type or proportions, areola surgery.

Implant Capsule Opening or Removal

Capsular contracture is the deformity and hardening that may occur if the breast fibrous capsule thickens with time. With the new generations of implants, capsular contracture happens to less than 5% of patients, but decades ago, most patients developed capsular contracture. The treatment of capsular contracture may involve one or all of the following:

  • Capsulotomy, where the capsule is divided in multiple areas to allow it to expand
  • Capsulectomy, where the capsule is removed in its entirety
  • Implant replacement with a new implant, possibly the newest generation of cohesive gel implants

Implant Capsule Repositioning

Reconstructing the fibrous capsule surrounding the implant may be necessary if the implants drop too low on one or both sides, or if the implants slide too far to the side when the patient is on her back.

Breast Lift

Sometimes the implants are perfect, but the breast tissue has lost elasticity over the years and dropped beneath the implant. This creates an unnatural appearance. A breast lift is advisable in these cases to restore the breast to its ideal position centered over the implant.

Changing Implant Type or Proportions

There are several reasons why a patient might consider replacing her breast implants:

  • To change the volume of implant because of patient preference
  • To change the proportions or "profile" of the implant to create a more ideal breast shape
  • To change the fill of the implant to reduce visible ripples or simulate a more natural feel. This may involve changing from saline to silicone gel or the newest generation of cohesive gel implants.
  • Change from smooth to textured surface implant, or vice versa, depending on patient needs

Areola Surgery

Areolas, or the darker skin around the nipple, may or may not change in diameter and shape in the years following breast augmentation. Areolas may also change in size or position with age or pregnancy. Patients may choose to improve the aesthetics of their areolas as a part of their breast implant revision surgery.

For more information about breast implant revision, request a consultation online or call us at (310) 300-1779.

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