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Breast augmentation can have a positive impact on a woman’s form and self-esteem if performed well by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

It can help her restore her shape to her pre-child-bearing years, or simply make her feel more feminine with increased confidence. Some women prefer subtle changes, some prefer more voluptuous results, but regardless of your desires, it is important that your plastic surgeon has an artistic eye and listens carefully to your goals. Dr. Subbio strives to deliver the best breast implant revision Philadelphia has to offer.


What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast revision surgery, also known as breast implant revision or corrective breast surgery is a procedure performed to correct previous breast enhancement surgery. Typically, it is performed to fix a complication, replace breast implants, or improve the overall aesthetic result.

For Dr. Subbio’s patients in Philadelphia breast implant revision can improve breast shape, remove scar tissue, re-lift the breast, and improve breast size and overall body proportions. Breast revision has also been used to swap out breast implants for a more desired type or for fat transfer breast enhancement, rather than implants.

Dr. Subbio has an artistic eye and the gifted hands to deliver truly stunning and artistic results for primary breast augmentation surgery and a breast implant revision. He can repair the results of previous surgery and help you eliminate those feelings of regret when you look at yourself in the mirror.

A Note on Textured Implants

Following the July 2019 recall on designated types of textured breast implants due to a link to certain forms of cancer, Dr. Subbio has received questions from several of his clients about undergoing breast implant revision to remove textured implants.

Dr. Subbio trusts his patients. If you have weighed the risks of cancer versus the risks of surgery and determined that textured implant breast revision is the right path for you, Dr. Subbio will remove your textured implants safely and restore your breasts in a manner that makes you feel comfortable.

There are many options for breast implant revision, including complete removal without replacement of the textured implant, or removal and replacement with silicone or saline implants. Additionally another option is removal and replacement with fat grafting. Dr. Subbio will help you learn about each option so you can work together to determine the best path forward for you.

Nobody should have to live with a procedure that makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Dr. Subbio can help you restore your body to a form that is beautiful, and that makes you feel better about your overall health.


Breast Implant Revision Procedure

The surgery is highly customized depending upon the issues you face and the corrections you need. Dr. Subbio will let you know his surgical plan for you prior to the date of your surgery. His goal is always to give you a beautiful result with minimal scarring. The surgery time varies depending on your particular case.

Breast Implant Revision can usually be performed using just a local anesthetic and sedation. While you won’t be fully asleep, you’ll be very relaxed, and you won’t feel any pain. You’ll be groggy afterward, though, so please bring someone along to make sure you get home safely.

All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, though. Most of our Philadelphia Breast Implant Revision patients find that the discomfort after is less than they expected, and we’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easy as possible. During your recovery, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time if you have questions.

Dr. Christian Subbio, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Philadelphia

Recovery from Breast Implant Revision

You can expect some swelling, bruising, itching, tenderness, and a feeling of tightness for a week or two.

Sutures will either dissolve on their own, or we’ll remove them about a week after your surgery. Breast Implant Revision is usually an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you can go home the same day.

You will wear a special support bra and sleep on your back for about 4 weeks. We ask that you refrain from strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks. Most of our Philadelphia Breast Implant Revision patients go back to work within a week, but it will depend upon the extent of your particular surgery.


How do I know if I need Breast Implant Revision?

If you have had a poor result from a previous Breast Augmentation or need to replace breast implants, you might wish to have a Breast Implant Revision.

Sometimes, Breast Implant Revision is needed after a capsular contracture, a complication from Breast Augmentation in which scar tissue forms around the breast implants. In other cases, a woman might wish to change the size or type of her implants. Other women may feel that placement of the implants over the chest muscle has resulted in an unnatural look or feel, so they may decide to have revision surgery to place the implants under the chest muscle.

Down Time Chart

Results: Artistry that speaks for itself
Safety: No expense spared
Experience: Fellowship-trained Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Minimal Pain: You shouldn’t have to suffer through this process
Accessible: There with you every step of the way

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In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons in Philadelphia.

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