BREAST IMPLANT REVISION 2018-07-09T21:38:58+00:00

BREAST IMPLANT REVISION in FRANKFURT / GERMANY

Breast implant revision surgery is often requested for the purpose of obtaining and restoring the breast shape and appearance the augmented breast once had.  These revision procedures can be straight forward or challenging.  Each breast implant revision surgery procedure requires specific considerations with each situation benefiting from an individualized surgical plan.

Breast implant revision procedures are often requested by women in Dr. Bianca Knoll’s office in Frankfurt because they are unhappy with the shape, volume, contour, and location of their current breast implants. Many breast implant revision surgery procedures can be done on an outpatient basis. However, with more complex procedures involving longer operative times, for your personal comfort, you may prefer an overnight stay in the hospital. A breast implant revision can be preformed as either a single procedure or in combination with another aesthetic plastic surgery procedures. The correct procedure that needs to be done depends on the individual situation of the patient. Contact our Frankfurt office to learn more about your options.

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN BREAST IMPLANT REVISION

Some patients who have had a breast implant placed either for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons may wish to undergo a breast implant revision procedure, because the shape and the appearance of their breasts may have changed over time. The underlying causes and the patients goals will determine the required breast implant revision procedure.

Here are some of the aesthetic breast implant revision procedures performed by Dr. Bianca Knoll in Frankfurt, Germany:

Dr. Knoll is an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, a graduate of the Yale Plastic Surgery Program in the United States, who has a broad fund of knowledge and training in breast surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Bianca Knoll you will be thoroughly examined, allowing us to provide you with information pertaining to your surgery, post-operative expectations, and the cost associated with your individualized breast implant revision surgery plan. For these reasons a consultation about your revision procedure plan in our Frankfurt office is strongly encouraged.

We understand that it can be impractical for some of our out of town/international patients to travel to Frankfurt for an initial consultation.  For this reason, Dr. Knoll offers online consultations.  By submitting a series of photographs, information about your desired outcome, and a little about yourself, we can start to determine if you are a good candidate.  Though a virtual consultation starts the conversation, it does have its limitations and does not replace the need to be seen in person for a traditional in person consultation to finalize plans for a procedure.

If you wish to have additional information or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the office of Dr. Bianca Knoll. We will be happy to assist you.

WHAT TO EXPECT UNDERGOING A BREAST IMPLANT REVISION PROCEDURE

A breast implant revision procedure described by our patients as being much less painful than their initial breast implant placement. A breast implant revision procedure is not described as very painful. Most patients describe a burning or pulling sensation, stating this recovery was easier than a primary (first) breast augmentation. The recovery time is for most patients shorter than after the initial placement of an implant. A breast implant exchange is performed under general anesthesia and may take anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on what is involved. During your procedure bacterial swabs, tissue and fluid specimens might be taken, to be send for lab analysis. In most of Dr Knoll’s breast implant exchange procedures no drains are required. The breast implant exchange is performed safely in an ambulatory setting. Depending on your general health, and your personal comfort, an overnight stay in the hospital might be preferred.

After your breast implant revision procedure you may have some swelling and bruising, which will gradually subside within the following weeks. During that time Dr Knoll and her team will see you regularly in her Frankfurt office to accompany you during the wound healing process. Although most patients do not describe their post-operative course as very painful, you might be somewhat limited in your physical activities during your immediate post-operative period to ensure adequate wound healing. The success of a breast implant revision procedure is clearly dependent on the meticulous planning, a patient’s realistic expectations and compliance, aesthetic sense of your surgeon, and skilled surgical performance of your surgery. Dr Bianca Knoll and her staff will have your best interest at heart, and will do everything they can to have your surgery go well, and your recovery proceed smoothly, safely and with the least amount of discomfort possible.

Dr Knoll and her team will be happy to provide you with further information about your breast implant revision procedure and answer your questions during your consultation in our office.

BREAST IMPLANT REVISION CONSULTATION

In preparation for your consultation, it is helpful to define your expectations and wishes pre-operatively for Dr. Knoll to recommend and preform the right surgical procedure for you. Dr Knoll will explain to you realistic expectations, obtainable results, potential risks and benefits associated with a breast implant revision procedure. During your consultation Dr Knoll will go over your options together with you, and will choose the best option from a medical and surgical standpoint together with you. If you have any information pertaining to previous breast procedures, an implant identification card/pass, or a previous operative report, please bring them with you. Any information provided by you will be very helpful and is appreciated. Dr. Knoll and her team will be happy to provide you with further information about your options to have a breast implant revision procedure during your consultation in our Frankfurt office.

BREAST IMPLANT REVISION COST

Now that you understand that breast implant revision surgery entails an individualized plan for each patient, it is easy to understand that it is difficult to provide any estimated cost without having examined or talked to the patient.  The costs of the breast implant revision surgery will vary depending on the complexity, length, combination of procedures and details involved. Dr. Bianca Knoll’s office in Frankfurt will provide you with a detailed cost proposal for your breast implant revision procedure after your consultation.

If you would like to have additional information about your breast implant revision surgery or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the office of Dr. Bianca Knoll.  We will be happy to assist you.