Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
This young woman had had a Breast Augmentation some time ago. She experienced one of the most common complications resulting from this type of surgery, a condition known as Capsular Contracture, or contracting of the implants due to the formation of internal scar tissue.
All patients differ when it comes to scar formation. In this case, you can see that the implants had been 'pushed' to a position not considered optimal for a natural appearance.
She came to Dr. Lepore to have the scar tissue removed, in an operation known as a capsulotomy or capsulectomy. Once that was done, the existing implants were removed, and replaced with silicone gel implants, of the patient's choosing.
To complete her transformation, she also chose to have a breast lift, or bilateral Donut Mastopexy.
She is very pleased with the outcome, and feels the appearance of her breasts has been greatly improved.
Breast Lift-Short Scar, Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift – Breast Augmentation – Remove & Replace Breast Implants
Patients considering cosmetic breast surgery often tell us they like the look of their breasts-in a bra, but want to have the same appearance (or lift) without one. Often, they will want to achieve the look with Breast Augmentation alone. Sometimes, that can work-but often, it is not the solution. This patient has had saline breast implants for a period of years. She has noticed some sagging of her C to D cup breasts, and wants to replace the current implants with larger, silicone implants. Dr. Lepore advised that switching to a larger size would not produce the Lift she wanted.
After careful consideration, the patient decided to undergo a combination of procedures; short scar Breast Lift, removal of saline implants, Breast Augmentation with high profile silicone implants. (500cc Allergan Natrelle). The after photos were taken about 2 months after the surgery. The patient is very pleased with her choices, and the appearance of her breasts.
Breast Implants-Remove & Replace
This woman, in her mid-50s, had a breast augmentation (with another physician) about 25 years ago. Over time, capsular contractures formed around the implants- pushing them up and out, to an unnatural position. She wanted to restore the appearance of her breasts.
Dr. Lepore recommended a capsulectomy (surgical excision of the calcified scar capsules), along with Removal and Replacement of her breast implants. Our patient decided to proceed with the surgery, and chose smooth, round, moderate profile silicone gel implants, 275cc, to replace what she had.
She is seen 10 weeks following surgery in her After photos, and is very happy with her choices, and the results of her procedures.
This woman, in her 40s, wished to 'update' the Breast Augmentation she had over 15 years ago. She was very pleased with her breast aug, but has noted some slight sagging occurring naturally over time. She came to Dr. Lepore to discuss options, and decided on Breast Lift, and Breast Augmentation with Removal and Replacement of her original implants.
During surgery in our AAASF-accredited surgical facility, her original (390cc) Saline Implants were removed, and replaced with Extra High Profile Silicone Implants (650cc). Her Breast Lift, a Donut Mastopexy, was performed with incisions around the areola, a procedure providing a more moderate lift.Our patient is picture in the After photos, 7 weeks post-surgery. She is very happy with her results.
At different times in life, patients may want different things. That is the case for this woman, who had undergone Breast Augmentation surgery with saline implants, approximately 9 years ago. She had no real complaints about her breasts. No pain, no scar capsule. She basically wanted a change back, to her natural breasts.
The procedure for removal of implants is fairly simple, and in her case, there were no complications. Often, when implants are removed, a breast lift may be performed, or recommended. This patient agreed that Breast Lift may be something to consider in the future. But for now, she is very pleased with the outcome of her implant removal.
This patient has had saline-filled breast implants for a number of years. She experienced a deflation of one implant (saline fluid leaked from implant), and has noted a difference between the sizes of her breasts. Dr. Lepore removed her old implants- which had been 525cc. For her breast augmentation, he replaced them with a smaller size- silicone gel, 375cc. In addition, our patient had an anchor style breast lift, eliminating the sagging she had developed, and restoring her breasts to an earlier, natural position. She's seen here 7 weeks after surgery, very pleased with the outcome!
This patient is in her early 70s, and has had breast implants (placed by other physicians), for about 35 years. She had her implants replaced about 5 years ago, and has noted changes due to capsular contracture (scarring around the implant which can push the implant into an unnatural position).
She wanted to change the implants, and wished to reduce the size, overall.
During surgery, her old implants were removed, and replaced with 170cc low profile silicone gel implants. The implants were placed subglandularly. Our patient is seen 8 weeks after her surgery, and is very pleased with her results.
This is an extremely fit patient, with extraordinary muscle tone, and virtually no visible fat. She is 50 years old, and wants some areas modified. First, replacement of her breast implants. They're saline, and were placed more than 20 years ago. She's noticed some rippling in the implants. She also wants to address some sagging of the upper abdominal skin.
To meet her goals, Dr. Lepore removed her saline implants, performed capsulotomies, and breast augmentation, inserting silicone gel implants (SRF 385cc). To address the loose abdominal skin, he performed what's known as a floating umbilical abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Her breast contour in the after photos (2 months) is smoother, and more natural, and her tummy, and navel, are now as she wished. She's very pleased with her results.
Breast Augmentation-San Jose
This young woman, in her early 20s, hopes to address several concerns she has about her breasts. She came to see Dr. Lepore, with questions about Breast Augmentation, to add volume to her B-cup size breasts. She also hoped that increasing volume, would give a better balance to her overall body type.
She learned about her options, and the various types and styles of breast implants. She ultimately chose Saline Implants - High Profile, and filled to 505cc. Her surgery was performed in our AAAASF-accredited operating suite.
Our patient is seen in her after photos, 2 months following her procedure. She is very pleased with the outcome.
Breast Augmentation & Implant Replacement
This patient had undergone breast augmentation elsewhere, some 20 years ago. She had her original saline implants, and came to us with concerns about pain in her breasts, and the changes in their appearance.
Dr. Lepore determined that she had severe capsular contractures (a build-up of scar tissue around the implants), which had pushed the implants out of position, and were causing her pain.
She decided to undergo a capsulectomy (removal of the scar tissue and capsule), as well as removal and replacement of her older implants.
She is very pleased with the restored appearance of her breasts.