Expert breast renewal surgery in Indianapolis, IN
Breast implants used during a cosmetic breast augmentation do provide many women with long-lasting results but they do not last forever. While many breast implants last for decades, others may need to be changed in a much shorter period of time.
Both types of implants; saline and silicone can need replacement. (Learn more about breast implants.)
Women may also want to have their breast implants changed due to:
- Desire to change the size and type of the breast implant
- Desire to remove the implant
- Implant rupture Repositioning of existing implants
- Hardening of the breast capsule (capsular contracture)
Dr. Greg Chernoff advises patients that over time, women who have had breast augmentation surgery will ultimately need a breast implant revision procedure. Dr. Chernoff is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast implant removal surgery and techniques to restore a woman’s breast.
Why Breast Implant Removal and Replacement?
Both saline and silicone implants may need replacement due to the conditions listed below, though the implications differ for each type.
- Patients Preference
Patients may decide they would like smaller or larger implants. Additionally, some patients who have saline implants may want to change to gel, or what is referred to as gummy bear implants. We discuss all options with our patients and make recommendations based on a woman’s individual anatomy, lifestyle, and goals.
- Hardening or Capsular Contracture
Capsular contracture is scarring that forms around the breast implant. For the majority of patients, the capsule that develops around the implant is soft and unnoticeable. A very small percentage of patients develop a capsule that is firm and may feel like it shifts or contracts, and changes shape. The reason patients develop capsular contracture is unknown. It is not dangerous but, in most cases, patients prefer the implant be removed.
- En Bloc Capsulectomy – Explant Surgery
An en bloc capsulectomy removes the implant and the capsule in one piece. This is a meticulous procedure that removes the entire capsule along with the any part of the capsule and scar tissue attached to the chest wall and ribs. In some cases, it is necessary to repair the pectoralis muscle. Not all patients require an en bloc capsulectomy and all options are discussed during your consultation.
- Implant Rupture
Both saline and silicone implants can rupture. Ruptured implants should be removed and/or replaced. Replacing implants is a relatively straightforward procedure. In some cases, if gel implants (gummy bear implants) have been left for many years, they can be difficult to remove and require additional time and expertise.
Breast Implant Removal and Replacement Surgery
Prior to your breast implant and removal procedure, Dr. Chernoff will discuss the surgical removal procedure and help you select your new implant.
Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.
What Results can you Expect After Your Surgery?
You can trust your breast enhancement surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He has performed breast rejuvenation surgeries on many women over the years. After medical school, he completed an additional eight years of advanced training in breast rejuvenation techniques and combines this with aesthetic vision and patient-centered care to create the optimal surgical experience.
Why Select Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence?
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon.
If you are considering breast enhancement cosmetic surgery, then you want to find the best body enhancement plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great natural-looking results that you are happy with or less than optimal results.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Cosmetic Surgery Breast and Body Contouring Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. He is certified by The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your body and breast surgical enhancement procedures to Dr. Chernoff. He has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities and states for over 30 years.
Be sure to select the most experienced board-certified face and reconstructive plastic surgeon for your face, body and breast enhancement procedure so you can look “Your Natural Best!”
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.