Breast Implant Revision in Charlotte

We want you to love the way you look

Dr. Ditesheim’s goal is not to just “fix” the problem, but to help you achieve the breast contour that you want. He will listen closely to your goals and concerns and go over all your options, helping you understand what each can achieve for you. Together, the two of you can choose the treatment plan that will correct the issue with your implants and achieve beautiful results.

Why have a secondary breast augmentation?

While the most common reason for secondary breast augmentation tends to be a desire for size change, breast implant revision surgery can also correct a number of problems with existing breast implants, including the following:

  • Existing breast implants are asymmetrical or malpositioned (in an unnatural position)
  • The breast implants may be too large (and may have always been too large after the first breast augmentation surgery)
  • The breasts may have changed shape or size after pregnancy or weight loss
  • The breast implants have ruptured or deflated
  • Scar tissue has hardened around the implant, a condition known as capsular contracture

Secondary breast augmentation procedures to correct these situations usually involve removing the breast implants, changing the breast implants for a different size or shape, and sometimes reshaping the breast to create a more beautiful, natural shape.

We’ll help you choose a better implant for you

We give you the same level of attention that you’d get if this was your first breast augmentation. Using our custom-sizing process, we will help you choose a breast implant that better complements your lifestyle and body proportion. This process is all done before going to the operating room.

Dr. Ditesheim

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Charlotte

Why Dr. Ditesheim?

Cosmetic surgery is about you, not a procedure. That’s why Dr. Ditesheim approaches things differently. You’ll never hear him say you “need” a procedure. He’ll go over all of your options; you choose how to proceed. And this approach works! Just ask our happy patients.

When you choose Dr. Ditesheim, you get:

  • A board certified plastic surgeon with 16+ years of experience
  • Incredible support; the same medical team cares for you throughout the process
  • Imaging technology & sizing that lets you preview your results with accuracy—what you see is what you get
  • Privacy & safety of a fully accredited, on-site surgical facility

FAQ’s about breast implant revision

My breast implants are too big, always were too big, what should I do?

If you feel uncomfortable with your breast implants, they should be removed and replaced with implants that are better suited to your body and your desired look. Using our custom-sizing process you will be fitted with an breast implant that complements your native breast, chest shape and body proportion. There is no such thing as “a perfect C (breast bra cup size)!” Being fitted for the right breast implant requires measurements, communication and time to “get it right” without guessing. For some patients, a breast lift may be needed at the same time to remove excess, stretched skin when reducing implant size.

Before & After Breast Revision to Improve Proportions*

This 32 year old patient felt her implants were too large for her body. Dr. Ditesheim exchanged her old implants for smaller implants and performed a breast lift to remove excess skin and improve position. From the patient: “My breasts are smaller & perkier…the perfect size for me.”

My breast implants feel hard, what should I do?

Breast implants are artificial devices that are made to be tolerated by the body for many years. However, sometimes the body reacts to the implants. When this happens, the normally ultrathin lining around the implants (normal breast capsule) can either thicken or create a “shrink-wrap effect” (capsular contracture). This makes the breasts feel hard or painful. When this occurs, the breast implants need to be removed.

I have “older generation” silicone implants, do I need to replace them?

There is no evidence that saline or silicone breast implants need to be replaced after a certain number of years. The breast implants should feel soft and mammograms should show no evidence of breast implant rupture (either intra-capsular or extra-capsular rupture). Any suspicious finding on mammogram may be further studied with an MRI. Any breast implants that don’t feel or look natural or feel hard should be removed.