Breast Implant Revision Surgery
The best time to get your desired breasts is at your very ﬁrst breast augmentation surgery. The next best time is at the ﬁrst revision. With each subsequent revision, it becomes less likely that a perfect outcome is achievable. Dr. Teitelbaum regularly ﬁxes the most difficult of all augmentation problems, many of which other plastic surgeons tried unsuccessfully to repair if they were even willing to try at all.
Dr. Teitelbaum has been referred to as “the breast revision expert," and he has published articles as well as book chapters on this subject. Dr. Teitelbaum was the very ﬁrst surgeon to create a classification system to evaluate the complexity and treatment options for correcting horrible breast deformities. Dr. Teitelbaum is an expert in doing breast augmentation revision—from simple saline deﬂation to the most complex cases that simultaneously involve malposition, contracture, implant rupture, and droopiness.
- Capsular Contracture
- Saline to Silicone
- Size Change
- StratticeTM / Alloderm®
Many revision patients are women who are thrilled with their augmentation and just want to do a “tweak” to make breasts they already love even better. This might be changing from saline to silicone, selecting a different size, replacing a very old implant with a new one, treating a deflated saline implant, changing size after a pregnancy, or perhaps doing a small lift to correct the effects of gravity.
Unfortunately, there are many patients who are emotionally and sometimes physically devastated by previous breast surgery. These patients require a thorough, careful, thoughtful, and technically exacting approach. Each revision operation involves more recovery, money, and anxiety. Oftentimes scarring and tissue damage from each surgery can make it ever more difficult to achieve an ideal result.
That all means that it is very important to make sure that the revision is done properly. Dr. Teitelbaum fixes the most complicated of all augmentation problems on a weekly basis. Patients fly in to see him from around the country and frequently from overseas.
He has developed a system to categorize augmentation revision problems, breaking down every problem a patient is having to its component causes, such as issues with their skin, tissue, rib cage, implant, etc.
His many videos explain his approach to many breast augmentation problems, and his before and after photos of breast augmentation revisions he has performed demonstrate that he is indeed a breast augmentation revision surgery expert.
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