Breast Surgery Revision

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Breast surgery in general is challenging on a number of levels, characterized by a high potential for asymmetry. Since breasts change with age, long-term complications resulting from breast procedures like breast lift and breast augmentation in Chicago are not uncommon. Complications from prior breast surgeries may include implant rupture, "capsular contracture" (scarring around implants creating discomfort or distortion), early or progressive asymmetry/contour irregularity, symmastia ("kissing implants"), progressive ptosis/drooping or prominent external scarring. Because Lake Forest Plastic Surgery offers a wealth of experience in breast surgery, Dr. Steinwald has seen many referrals for each of these problems over the years.

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Paul M. Steinwald, MD, is one of the few plastic surgeons in Chicago who is double board certified in both plastic and general surgery. Read On

Breast surgery revision is a type of Chicago breast enhancement surgery that ranges from implant exchange and repositioning to revision of problematic scarring and total nipple or breast reconstruction. The type of surgery performed of course depends on an individual patient's needs and desires. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under IV sedation.

Since the FDA approved silicone gel implants in November 2006, many women who have had breast augmentation are electing to undergo exchange of their saline implants (which were the only ones available to them at the time) for the newer, safer silicone gel implants on the market. Prior operative reports are always useful (especially regarding implant type and volume), so if you might need breast surgery revision, please request these operative reports and bring them with you, if possible.

Your Next Step

Breast surgery revision in Chicagoland can help you change or correct the problems of prior breast surgery. To get started, request a consultation online with Dr. Steinwald or call The Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (303) 278-2600 to schedule your visit. Dr. Steinwald looks forward to helping you achieve your ideal appearance.

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