Four Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement may become necessary following breast implant rupture or leak. It may also be necessary due to malposition, implant rippling or wrinkling, or similar aesthetic issues.
In some cases, the desire for breast implant revision arises from wanting to change aesthetics such as size and shape, or to switch implant types. In others, breast implant revision is performed to permanently remove implants and restore the breasts to their natural size. In all of these instances, your choice of plastic surgeon will play a direct role in your comfort, safety, and results.
What Should I Know About My Plastic Surgeon?
Your plastic surgeon should be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, making one of the most important questions, “Are you board-certified through the ABPS?” The ABPS is the only certifying board for plastic surgeons that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
In addition to being board-certified, your plastic surgeon should perform breast implant replacement in a hospital or accredited surgical center. Another important question is, “Where do you perform breast implant replacement surgery?”
When you are undergoing breast implant revision, it is important to understand your options. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about the types of breast implants they offer along with questions like, “What can I expect from implant revision surgery?”
And remember, just because a plastic surgeon is board-certified and has hospital permissions does not mean they are particularly skilled at breast implant replacement. Gauge your surgeon’s experience by asking, “How many of these procedures do you perform – on average – in a year?” Ask to see before and after pictures as well.
Your plastic surgeon should be willing to listen to your questions and provide honest and useful answers in return. Be sure to write down any additional questions you may have before your consultation to help ensure you are receiving all of the information you need to make the best decision for your body.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience performing advanced breast surgeries, including breast implant revision and replacement. Committed to patient safety, Dr. Ravi performs all procedures in our private surgical suite (Houston Plastic Surgery Center) which is accredited through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Thoughtful and attentive, he takes time to understand the unique needs and desires of each individual, and provides honest information about revision options and what can realistically be expected from breast implant replacement. Candid and upfront, he welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine the best way to reach your goals.
Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Houston, we serve Pearland, Kingwood, and all surrounding Texas communities.