Surveys find the satisfaction among women with breast implants to exceed 90%. However, some women choose to remove or exchange their implants. This is what is referred to as “breast implant revision”, and it may be done for a variety of reasons. Breast revision is one of Dr. Shuster’s primary procedures, and as such, he delivers artful, natural-looking results that are perfectly tailored to each individual’s unique wishes and anatomy.
Size is among the most common reasons women choose to have a breast implant exchange. Over the course of a woman’s life, her breasts change, and there are times when she may wish for fuller, or smaller, implants.
In most cases, the surgery to change the size of the breast implants is more straightforward and easier to recover from than the initial surgery. The reason for this is that the pocket (the space around the breast implant) has already been created.
For exchanges to larger implants, the pocket may need to be expanded. It is unusual, but for exchanges to smaller breast implants, the pocket may need to be partially closed. In either case, breast revision is usually less painful and easier to recover from than the initial breast augmentation.