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As a leading breast surgeon, Dr. Brenner is in high demand for his skill in performing breast revision in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles.

What is breast revision?

Corrective breast procedures (breast revisions) are necessary to remedy previous surgical procedures that were either incorrectly planned, incorrectly executed or that healed poorly.

Breast revision surgery requires the highest skill level possible to ensure the problems are corrected and the result is a beautiful and natural appearance. As a double board certified surgeon with over 9 years of surgical training, and countless surgical procedures to his credit, Dr. Brenner calls himself conservative in his approach to the aesthetics of cosmetic surgery.

He strives to create a beautiful natural-looking result that is in alignment with the desires of his patients. To this end, he spends considerable time with each patient to ensure all aspects of the surgery are discussed and understood and that the plan which evolves is realistic and possible to achieve.

Dr. Brenner has perfected the breast revision techniques to correct many of the common breast surgery defects below:

The arrival of the IDEAL IMPLANT®

After years of research and testing, as well as consulting many women and plastic surgeons, we have accomplished a design of a saline-filled breast implant, now known as the IDEAL IMPLANT®.

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  • Recently approved by the FDA
  • Lowered edges, allowing it to contour better to the best wall
  • Designed to combine the best of both saline and silicone implants
  • The natural result of silicone with the safety of saline
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Breast implant removal and replacement

While many women choose to keep their implants for the entire life of the implant, there are several reasons that breast implant removal may be necessary. In the case of certain breast revision surgeries, such as capsular contracture or saline rupture, removal of the implant is mandatory.

Additionally, removal of implants may be desired for personal reasons. Patients may feel the original implants are too large, or may want to replace them with other methods such as an internal breast lift or fat grafting.

Explantation - The procedure for breast implant removal is very short, generally lasting 30 minutes. If a patient is undergoing a removal without a replacement implant, Dr. Brenner will likely use the same incision that was used for the original breast augmentation surgery.

If the implant is filled with a saline solution, he may deflate the implant before removal. The saline solution will be naturally absorbed by the body over time and is not dangerous.

If you require breast revision in Beverly Hills to correct a capsular contracture, this will consist of removing the scar tissue that has formed in the implant pocket as well as the implant. If another implant will be inserted during the breast revision surgery, the procedure will include the use of acellular dermal matrices or ADMs which are highly successful in helping the body accept the implants and keep them in place.

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Acellular dermal matrices in breast revision surgery

This is an advanced surgical technique that Dr. Brenner uses in difficult cases requiring the internal bra that ADMs create. One of the most exciting developments in breast revision surgery has been the use of ADM which consists of collagen made from human skin so that the body will more readily accept the implant.

Capsular contracture historically has been a very difficult problem for plastic surgeons to treat and manage both for cosmetic and reconstructive patients. Lately, there has been resurgence in popularity of implant-based breast reconstruction as well as breast augmentation. With these procedures, there is a distinct, inherent risk of developing capsular contracture (i.e. hardening of the layer around the breast implant). When severe, capsular contracture can result in a hard, painful and sometimes distorted breast appearance requiring breast revision surgery.

With an increase in capsular contracture, there has been resurgence in the use of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs), such as Alloderm or Strattice for capsular contracture treatment.

More commonly, breast revision surgeons are using Alloderm in cosmetic procedures for correcting a number of potential deformities, such as rippling or malposition of breast implants.

In about 40-60% of patients who develop acute post-operative capsular contracture, use of asthma medications (i.e. Accolate) in an off-label fashion, has shown benefit in terms of improvement of severity of the contracture. Unfortunately, medications do not work for everyone and many patients require surgery. Recent tests have shown that use of ADMs may help to decrease the risk of developing capsular contracture. The good news is that you have found one of the top surgeons for breast revision Los Angeles has to offer. Breast revision surgery is far more complex than initial breast augmentation procedures. Your best chance at successfully correcting a problem is Dr. Brenner and his support team. They will take care of you from the time you enter his state-of-the-art surgical center in Beverly Hills until you have fully recovered.

Why Choose Dr. Kevin Brenner for Breast Augmentation Revision?

Dr. Brenner received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin. He then received his Medical Degree at Loyola University in Chicago.

He completed his five-year general surgery residency at RUSH University and Cook County hospitals in Chicago, after which he completed a three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California.

He is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

As a leading Beverly Hills breast revision surgeon, Dr. Kevin Brenner has performed countless surgeries helping women achieve the natural, beautiful look they were originally intending. His years of experience and superior results have earned him the respect of his peers and a stellar reputation among his patients for providing the best breast revision Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer.

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Breast Revision FAQ's

What is breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery, or "breast augmentation revision" or "breast implant revision", is a custom surgical procedure to resolve a problem that has arisen after breast augmentation. In some cases, the patient is unhappy with the size, shape, or projection of the breasts, while in other cases, there are more serious aesthetic problems, such as one breast lower than the other, excess of scar tissue, ruptured implant, or a range of other potential issues.

What is capsular contracture, and how does it happen?

Every patient heals slightly differently. After breast implants are placed, the body creates a capsule of scar tissue around the pocket – this is normal. When the scar tissue is excessive, becomes hard, and contracts around the implant, this is termed “capsular contracture.”

How do I know if my breasts are developing capsular contracture?

This condition can advance to the point where the breast feels too firm, appears overly round, or ripples show through the skin, or even more extreme, now feels hard and misshapen, frequently including discomfort. This condition requires breast revision surgery.

Do I need to replace my breast implants after ten years?

While it is common to hear that you should replace breast implants after a period of time, if they are functioning and looking great, there is no reason to undergo surgery to replace them. The latest generation of implants are long lasting in most cases. However, there are cases in which an implant ruptures even prior to ten years – in which case it must be replaced.

Do breast implants come with a guarantee?

Many breast implants come with a guarantee. Each brand provides slightly different warranties, but typically a guarantee is for ten years, and includes replacing the implants and some amount of compensation to cover breast revision surgery.

What does breast revision surgery entail?

Every surgery is different, as what needs to be resolved varies from patient to patient. To resolve excessive scarring (capsular contracture) involves removing the scar tissue and replacing the implant. If the breasts have begun to sag, a breast lift would be needed.

What if I no longer want breast implants?

Breast revision surgery to remove implants and reshape your natural breast tissue would resolve this problem. As the breast tissue and skin was stretched with the implant, reshaping your breast tissue would most likely be necessary.

Are silicone breast implants safe?

Silicone breast implants have been under intense scrutiny to determine whether certain claims about safety were true. The FDA demanded scientific proof that these implants were safe and took them off the market for ten years. After much research and multiple studies, it was established that these implants were safe. Many patients choose this type of implant as they best mimic natural breast tissue in softness, weight, and feel.

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