Breast Implant Revision to Go Smaller By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on December 09, 2017

Up close photograph of a medical professional holding a breast implantEven after meticulous planning, patients sometimes wish to decrease the size of their implants following breast augmentation surgery. This may be due to a simple change in their cosmetic preference, or they may gain breast volume over time. Some women report that they feel too “top heavy” following breast augmentation, and feel that it is too difficult to find clothes that fit properly.

In these cases, Dr. Oren Z. Lerman can perform a breast implant revision to go smaller. Contact our in Manhattan, NY practice to schedule a consultation.

Reasons for Volume Gain

There are a few reasons why patients gain volume in their breasts following augmentation. For example, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and weight gain are all natural occurrences that can directly affect breast size. It should be noted that not every woman will notice changes in her breast tissue after giving birth. However, those who do experience these transformations even if breast augmentation had not previously been performed.

Complications following Breast Augmentation

Patients who begin to notice signs of wear may decide to have their larger implants replaced with smaller ones. Over time, breast implants may:

  • Deflate
  • Ripple
  • Leak
  • Shift
  • Develop scar tissue around them (a condition known as capsular contracture)

Breast Implant Revision Consultation

If you are considering a breast implant revision to go smaller, you should consider scheduling a visit with Dr. Lerman. During an initial consultation, he will perform a thorough examination. To plan treatment options, photographs and x-rays will be taken as well.

Your medical history will be discussed at length to rule out any existing contraindications. Additionally, Dr. Lerman will speak with you about any future plans of pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss, as all of these factors can contribute to changes in breast volume.

If you are considered a candidate for breast implant revision surgery, Dr. Lerman will ask detailed questions regarding your aesthetic goals. After evaluating the breast tissue, skin, and existing implants, he will design a personalized treatment plan that will successfully achieve your objective.

Breast Implant Revision Surgery

To effectively reduce the size of the breasts, Dr. Lerman will remove your existing implants, tighten the pockets, and tighten the skin where necessary. Typically, a smaller implant will then be placed.

In some cases, laxity may require a breast lift procedure to remove excess skin. Patients who have experienced rippling or capsular contracture will also have these complications addressed at the same time. Because each patient is unique, every surgery will be catered to the needs of the individual.

Recovery following Breast Implant Revision

Following breast implant revision surgery, patients should take the same care and precautions as they did after their initial augmentation. Setting aside plenty of time for rest and recuperation, patients should make sure they can take time off from work during the healing process.

Contact Our Office Today

If you have undergone breast augmentation in the past and feel that your implants are too large, then revision surgery could be an excellent solution for you. Dr. Lerman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that can improve your confidence and your quality of life.

As always, our team of professionals is here to answer any questions you have about potential treatment. To schedule a consultation at our practice, you can call our office at (212) 434-6980 or contact us online anytime.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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