What does the procedure entail?
If at all possible, the original incision is used to prevent additional scarring. Typically removal and replacement of breast implants is pain free, while repositioning the implant may cause some discomfort after surgery. Dr. Gurley will consider changing the size or type of implant, or changing the location or position of the implant. Breast implant revision can be combined with reducing areola size, lifting the nipples, or tightening the skin of the breast, depending on your specific needs.
What can I expect?
Most patients find it possible to stop pain medication after a single day of recovery. This allows you to resume normal activities within 24-48 hours, including driving and returning to work. Strenuous activity is discouraged for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. Dr. Gurley will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions based on your procedure and your specific anatomy.
Who is a good candidate?
Patients seek out Dr. Gurley for a variety of reasons. This procedure might be right for you if:
You want to change the size of your existing implants.
You want to change your implants from saline to silicone.
You want to correct an initial surgery or address issues related to the position of the breasts or asymmetry that may have arisen following your first procedure.
You want to revitalize the appearance of your breasts due to changes resulting from pregnancy, weight loss, weight gain, or age.
Real Artistic Outcomes
Dr. Gurley has years of experience altering previous breast implant surgeries to achieve results that are more natural and comfortable. Some patients want to change the implant material from saline to silicone, update the implant to a newer style, or remove the original implant entirely. Dr. Gurley has an extensive background in reconstructive surgery, including post-mastectomy reconstruction as well as correcting congenital deformities or asymmetries. This experience allows her to design a surgical plan unique to each patient. Many patients feel better about their breast implants than they ever did before. Our photo gallery showcases real results of our patients.
See the Difference
Our Before and After galleries feature real patients of Dr. Gurley. See how she tailors each surgery to each individual patient. Before choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important that you spend time analyzing their work.View our Galleries