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Breast Implant Revision

Implant Replacement

The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants.

Breast implant revision surgery words to know

Capsular contracture

The scar tissue that forms inside the body, around the implant, that can sometimes become thick or tight resulting in a hard-feeling or -looking breast implant.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.


Blood collecting beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.


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