Special Announcement: We do not use textured breast implants at Breast Implant Center of Hawaii
As you may have heard, the FDA announced a worldwide recall of Allergan Biocell textured breast implants due to their association with BIA-ALCL cancer. Dr. Schlesinger exclusively uses smooth-shelled breast implants at Breast Implant Center of Hawaii and has never used the textured implants that are included in the recall. Allergan’s smooth implants do not carry this same risk and are NOT being recalled.
If you had your surgery with us, you do not need to take any further action.
For more information about the Allergan Biocell textured breast implant recall, please read the FDA’s special statement here.
Dr. Schlesinger is experienced in a variety of techniques to help you update or improve your augmented look.
Breast implant revision surgery improves upon or corrects problems with a previous breast augmentation. The most common type of revision is breast implant exchange: removing the current, older breast implants and replacing them with brand new implants. There is a wide variety of reasons a breast augmentation patient might choose to undergo this procedure.
I came to Dr. Schlesinger with a breast augmentation that devastated me for the past 11 years and he reassured me that he was confident he would be able to fix my breasts. After only two weeks post-op I’ve never felt so happy about my decision!! Not only do I have a fabulous outcome but his bedside manner made all the difference. There is no other doctor I would trust or recommend to do such an amazing job!! He has the eye and skills to help you achieve your most beautiful self. Thank you Dr. Schlesinger for everything!! I’m so happy!—klaguilera, RealSelf. Read more RealSelf patient reviews »
Our Hawaii breast implant exchange patients generally pursue the procedure because they want a change in implant size or style. In some cases, the procedure is performed due to an issue with the current implants.
There are cases where a breast implant exchange is simply not possible, such as if there is an active infection near the implants, if the woman is pregnant or nursing, or if the patient has reduced blood flow.
About Breast Implant Exchange
The possible benefits and risks of breast implant exchange vary from patient to patient and depend on the individual’s reason for having the exchange. The most straightforward type of breast implant exchange is if the patient wants a new fill type (silicone or saline) or size. If the exchange is performed for another reason, the procedure can be more complex to ensure the eventual result is as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
Dr. Schlesinger recently replaced my 22-year old saline implants with silicone implants. From the very first consultation, the level of professionalism and caring from Dr. Schlesinger and his staff has exceeded my highest expectations. He is the most humble, sincere, passionate doctor I have ever met, and his work is nothing short of amazing! My breasts look and feel incredible, and Dr. Schlesinger has been by my side during every step of my recovery process. He is truly a gift to his patients…a wonderful doctor who connects and cares for each and every patient.— RealSelf patient. Read more RealSelf patient reviews »
For most of his Hawaii breast implant exchange patients, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS is able to perform the operation through the original breast augmentation scar to avoid or minimize any additional scarring. Generally, the healing process after breast implant exchange is easier than after the initial breast augmentation. This is because the space is already created in the chest for the implant so the muscles go through less trauma.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to you and your staff. We are so impressed with the results of your work, graciousness, and overall performance. Our experience with the Brest Implant Center was remarkable! We could not have asked for better services. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcomed. Your team has a wonderful balance of professionalism and sociability. The values of your practice enable you to effectively meet the needs of your patients.As we reflect on our surgical procedure with you and your staff, we have nothing but pleasurable recollections, astounding results, and much thankfulness. Thank you Dr. Schlesinger and the staff of the Breast Implant Center! We appreciate all of your hard work, and look forward to working with you in the future.
Candidates for breast implant exchange
- Patients seeking a newer breast implant product that wasn’t previously available
- Patients who develop scar tissue around their implant(s)
- Patients seeking a solution to breast asymmetry after an initial breast augmentation
- Patients with leaking saline breast implants
If you are interested in a breast implant exchange for any reason, schedule a consultation with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS. He will explain every step of the process and make sure each patient receives the most individualized care possible.
How much does breast implant revision in Hawaii cost?
Prices for breast revision surgery with Dr. Schlesinger range from $12,000 to $15,000, depending on your needs and goals, the extent of surgery, and your choice of breast implants if you are having your old implants replaced.
This includes surgeon’s fees, operating room and lab costs, your breast implants (if applicable), post-op materials and garments, and laser scar revision, tattooing, and/or touch-ups, should you need them (most surgeons do not include touch-ups in their fee). Anesthesia fees, medication, and any travel costs are not included. Combination procedures, such as breast implant revision with a lift, may require an additional fee.RealSelf Q&A with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS