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. In some cases, the procedure is performed due to an issue with the current implants.
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.
For most of his Hawaii breast implant exchange patients, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS can operate 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.
There are cases where a breast implant exchange is simply impossible, 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.
Our Hawaii Breast Implant Revision have seen numerous benefits from their treatment, including:
Breast Implant revision can restore self-confidence in the clothes that you wear and how you see yourself
We believe the best candidates for Breast Implant Revision in Hawaii are patients who share some of the following characteristics:
If you are looking into Breast Implant Revision in Hawaii, your first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation. When you meet with Dr. Larry Schlesinger, you will be able to address any concerns you may have, ask questions about the procedure, and receive an examination of your current breast implants. You will also be able to discuss the potential changes you would like to make and the cup size you would prefer. Dr. Schlesinger will ask you questions regarding your medical history and lifestyle to make his best-informed decisions, so it’s very important to be open and honest with him to prevent any unnecessary risks.
Once he has all the information he needs, your custom treatment plan will be made and if you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your surgical date. You will also be provided with some directions to ensure that your surgery can be as successful as possible.
On the day of your Breast Implant Revision, your procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia, which can be intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on what is discussed during your consultation. Once you are under, Dr. Schlesinger will make deliberate incisions that will vary based on your revision needs. As mentioned before, he will do his best to make incisions in the pre-existing scars from your first surgery. Once the incisions are made, he will replace your implant and remove any excess skin if necessary. The incisions will be closed using sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips to close them up, which will again be determined during your consultation.
After you are released from surgery, you will be able to return home to recover in your comfortable environment. You should have a family member or friend available to drive you home and attend to your basic needs during the first day or so after your procedure. Dr. Schlesinger will wrap your breasts with a compression bandage and may require you to wear a support bra to prevent excess swelling. In some cases, a cannula (thin tube) will be temporarily left in the incision to help drain excess blood or fluid. You will also be given specific instructions that you should follow to have the most successful outcome.
What is the cost?
Prices for breast revision surgery with Dr. Schlesinger range from $12,000 to $18,000, 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 travel costs are not included. Combination procedures, such as breast implant revision with a lift, may require an additional fee.
Be sure to check out our patient financing options and current specials to see how you can save.
Thanks to Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger’s techniques and skills to complete, he is widely considered one of the best plastic surgeons on the island. He is a renowned plastic surgeon with over three decades of experience in plastic surgery with a remarkable record of over 20,000 successful surgeries. Dr. Schlesinger understands the significance of precision and an artistic eye when it comes to achieving optimal results of a Breast Implant Revision and is passionate about the aesthetic transformations that this procedure can provide, believing that it can empower people by enhancing their self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life.
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 ensure each patient receives the most individualized care possible. (808) 597-8835.
Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.
At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?
I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about Dr. Schlesinger!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.
By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, Dr. Schlesinger completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!
Dr. Schlesinger is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Larry was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. Dr. Schlesinger and his team are the best!
Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.