Breast Implant Revision


If you're no longer satisfied with the results your breast implants provide, Dr. Oren Lerman can help. He offers multiple surgical options, including replacement with newer, higher-quality implants and a lift, as well as natural restoration with fat grafting. Our goal is to create an outcome that you'll be able to love for the long term.

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00:00:05.080 --> 00:00:09.600 Breast implant revision surgery is a common operation that we do for women 00:00:09.630 --> 00:00:14.460 who've had breast augmentation or breast surgery in the past with breast implants. 00:00:14.490 --> 00:00:19.940 It typically involves removing the breast implants and putting new ones in. 00:00:19.970 --> 00:00:24.600 Very often, it involves removing the old implants and not putting new implants in. 00:00:24.630 --> 00:00:26.940 The key thing to remember is that breast 00:00:26.960 --> 00:00:30.000 implants were never designed to last you for the rest of your. 00:00:30.030 --> 00:00:35.160 Most women who have had breast implants in the past will need to have them removed 00:00:35.180 --> 00:00:38.980 and replaced one or two times over the course of their life. 00:00:39.000 --> 00:00:41.240 Revision breast surgery is more 00:00:41.270 --> 00:00:45.600 complicated than the initial operation, and it's really important to go to someone 00:00:45.630 --> 00:00:49.420 who specializes in revision breast surgery like we do. 00:00:49.450 --> 00:00:54.140 When we are doing breast revision surgery, there's multiple options available. 00:00:54.170 --> 00:00:56.860 Sometimes it means putting new implants in. 00:00:56.890 --> 00:00:59.260 Very often, especially nowadays, it means 00:00:59.290 --> 00:01:03.140 taking out the old breast implants and then doing a breast lift, 00:01:03.170 --> 00:01:08.720 a breast reduction, or fat rafting to improve the shape, to tighten and lift the 00:01:08.750 --> 00:01:11.740 breasts without putting breast implants back in. 00:01:11.760 --> 00:01:13.770 Many women who've had breast implants for 00:01:13.800 --> 00:01:19.520 a long time don't want them to be replaced because that might mean more surgery down 00:01:19.550 --> 00:01:23.640 the line. When we are doing revision breast surgery, we can offer numerous 00:01:23.670 --> 00:01:29.540 options to revise the breasts and improve the look without replacing the implants. 00:01:29.560 --> 00:01:32.920 Women who are candidates for revision breast surgery are going to have 00:01:32.950 --> 00:01:36.920 complaints of breast pain from the implants, a change in the shape of the 00:01:36.950 --> 00:01:40.780 breasts because the implants have scar tissue that have built up around them. 00:01:40.810 --> 00:01:45.020 We call that capsule contracture, and it typically happens over time. 00:01:45.050 --> 00:01:49.320 The older your breast implants, the more commonplace it is to have scar tissue 00:01:49.350 --> 00:01:53.340 build up around the implants to change the shape or the feel of the breast. 00:01:53.370 --> 00:01:55.600 The breast can be hard, and it can be 00:01:55.630 --> 00:01:58.620 painful, and also the breast implant can be leaking. 00:01:58.640 --> 00:02:00.800 For all of these reasons, people have to have revision breast surgery to remove and 00:02:00.800 --> 00:02:01.640 replace the implants or fix the breasts without replacing the implants.

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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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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