All You Need To Know About Breast Implant Revision or Replacement


Any type of cosmetic procedure can need a revision for multiple reasons. The common reasons behind considering a breast replacement in Dubai can be dissatisfaction from your previous results or any problem in implants. It is a truth that implant-based breast augmentation procedure yield long-term results but they are not permanent. After a decade, a revision is needed. Some women just go for a removal of implants altogether.

Following are some of the important aspects you can consider for your implant revision or replacement option.

  • It depends on your complication that you are facing with your implants.
  • The complications can arise due to shape, texture or size of implants.
  • One of the primary conditions that make the need of revision can be the change of primary positions of implants.
  • Consult the aesthetic surgeon and get yourself examined. He/she can better suggest you if you are going to need a revision or not.
  • If you choose a quality implants with proper size and shape at your first go, you might not need a removal. If the removal of an implant is a choice of thepatient, then this requirement can also be fulfilled.

Common Factors Involved In an Implant Revision

Following are some of the common factors and requirements come by patients for breast replacement surgery, at Breast Surgery Clinic.

  • Changing the type- Saline vs silicone

Many patients are not satisfied with the results of their first implants. They need to choose another type of implants to create the appearance of breasts they wanted. There are two types, the silicone,and saline implants. Those women who are considering to change the type of implants should make this decision with valid information and consider a recommendation by an expert. As every type of breast implants have their own benefits and suit well for different body anatomy and breast structure.

Commonly, women prefer silicone over saline to gain a more natural look and feel for breasts. The FDA approved Mentor implants are well known for their special manufacturing with silicone texture and increased quality assurance.

  • Implant rupture

As the name says, the implants rupture leads to theleak of inner substance, whether it’s saline or silicone. If its silicone implant rupture then an immediate revision or removal may be necessary to avoid the negative effects of silicone in the body. The leakage can lead to certain health risks and need attention immediately. It may take some time for a woman to notice the rupture because it happens slowly. If you see any change in shape and size of your implanted breasts then it is preferred to consult the expert and get yourself examined for possible rupture or leak.

  • Which one is easier to replace?

Saline implants are more natural looking option and easy for replacement. However, there is therare incidence of a requirement for a breast replacement surgery for both saline and silicone, until and unless it’s a case of rupture, leak or capsular contracture. Saline implants pose no health risk if gets leaked, whereas the leakage of a silicone implant can pose health risks. The saline implants tend to show rippling, as compared with the silicone implants, so a revision might be needed for cosmetic issues or client’s dissatisfaction.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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