Your Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery with Dr. Avi Islur
Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon located in Winnipeg, MB. Dr. Avi Islur has trained many other Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons around the world and served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Saint Boniface Hospital and as the Program Director for the Residency Training Program at the University of Manitoba in the past. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Manitoba.
Dr. Avi Islur is an executive member of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons
With extensive specialized training and experience in breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Avi Islur can resize and reshape your breasts to achieve the aesthetic results you desire.
Why is Breast Revision Surgery Required?
Every woman has certain goals for what her ideal breast following surgery should look like. Unfortunately, issues can occur overtime and sometimes issues can arise shortly after surgery as the surgery does not always go as planned. Many clients have come to Dr. Islur after an unsatisfactory outcome with another surgeon. Common complaints include:
- Hardening to the breast implant from excess scarring/capsular contracture
- Rippling, wrinkling that is visible
- Sagging or asymmetry
- Implants that have shifted out of place and are malpositioned
It is important to know, that if such issues arise following breast augmentation surgery that this is not from a “botched” operation. Breasts are a dynamic area of the human body and can be affected significantly by gravity, weight changes, and pregnancies. All of these affect the ability of the skin to stay tight – the presence of many stretch marks on the breast can be a sign of this loss of skin elasticity. This loss can lead to implant position changes or sagging of the breast or the implant over time. Further, biological processes that lead to scar formation around the implant – Capsular Contracture – can occur over time in some patients.
Breast revision surgery can correct these undesirable changes, restoring your breast to its ideal shape, position, and aesthetic beauty. Breast revision surgery is highly individualized. A customized approach to address the complication or issue will be developed. Techniques that are often used by Dr. Islur include:
- Fat grafting to replace the implants or hide visibility/palpability of the implants
- Internal pocket tightening to correct implant position changes
- Implant exchanges to implants of different size, shape, firmness
- Internal pocket change to the breast implant – under muscle, over muscle or neo-pocket creation
- Capsulectomies – total or subtotal
- “Internal bra creation” with human acellular dermal matrix or mesh in patients with loss of skin elasticity or poor tissue quality
- Underwire reconstruction of the breast inframammary crease (aka breast crease)
- Explanation – removal of the implants
- Breast lift
What is Capsular Contracture?
6 to 7% of women who get breast augmentation with implants may develop capsular contracture – scar tissue that develops around the implant, causing a change in its shape and pain to the patient. The mainstay of treatment offered by most surgeons is total or partial removal of the capsule scar tissue and replacement of the implant. Unfortunately, even with this technique the patient is at twice the risk of it recurring. Dr. Avi Islur offers the most up to date methods of treating capsular contracture by using acellular dermal matrix – at the time of total capsulectomy.
Dr. Avi Islur has several years of experience with this complex procedure for cosmetic breast surgery cases. He also teaches other plastic surgeons his unique approach and customized surgical techniques for optimal Breast Augmentation Correction Surgery results. Patients travel across Canada and the U.S to see Dr. Avi Islur to have this procedure performed at his cosmetic practice located in Winnipeg, MB.
If you are experiencing complications from your breast implant surgery such as capsular contracture, your breast implants are too close together, or the implants themselves have fallen down further than they should and you wish for a permanent solution to this problem, Dr. Avi Islur is happy to help you.
Your procedure will take place at Dr. Avi Islur’s state of the art cosmetic surgery centre, The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
What Is Recover like After Breast Revision?
Recovery depends on the extent of correction involved, but in general, it is comparable to recovery from breast augmentation/breast lift surgery. Surgical drains may be placed temporarily as the surgery involved to correct the issues generates some amount of inflammation and fluid that builds up should not sit around the implant.
After breast revision, you may be asked to wear a compression garment to help reduce your postoperative swelling and preserve your new breast shape. Most patients need to rest for 7-10 days and will need to avoid strenuous exercise for several weeks.
Full recovery can take up to 6-8 weeks but most patients feel they are perfectly fine after 1-2 weeks. It is important to note, everyone is unique and heals at their own pace.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Correction Surgery Cost?
Every Breast Revision surgery is a customized procedure, so the cost can vary significantly. In general, the cost of Breast Revision surgery ranges from $4,500 to $28,000. The exact cost is determined by your existing anatomy, unique surgical requirements, and desired aesthetic results. The surgical time required for revision surgery is often much longer than required for a primary breast augmentation surgery and therefore adds additional costs to the operation. The extent of your procedure will determine the exact cost. If you require additional surgical time or additional surgical procedures to achieve your desired aesthetic results, that will be reflected in your quote. Don’t let cost be the controlling factor when it comes to breast revision surgery. Many patients find out the hard way that you get what you pay for and end up having to pursue revision surgeries down the line to correct inferior work.
An exact quote will be provided after your consultation with Dr. Avi Islur. Quotes are valid for 6 months from the date they are printed. To get an exact quote for your eyelid surgery call Dr. Avi Islur’s Patient Coordinator at the First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre (204) 885-1419. to reserve your consultation.
How can I Detect if My Implants Have Ruptured?
The newest generation of highly cohesive, gummy bear style, silicone breast implants generally do not change shape even if ruptured. Unlike saline implants which will deflate instantly, 4th and 5th generation silicone implants do so silently. Although the rate for implant shell rupture is rare, imaging studies such as a mammogram, ultrasound, or an MRI can be performed to detect the rupture. At present, The FDA has suggested that women undergoing breast augmentation surgery should have implant screening performed after 3-5 years of the initial surgery and then yearly thereafter to detect any implant rupture issues. Although this recommendation has not been adopted by Health Canada, The First Glance Clinic offers breast implant ultrasound to all of its patients according to FDA guidance.
Is Financing Available?
Yes, financing is available. We work with a credit company called MediCard that specializes in financing options for cosmetic surgery. To apply for financing, you will contact MediCard directly. It’s easy and fast to apply, you can apply online or over the phone, they approve financing based on your credit history. Once you are approved, you can go forward with securing your surgery date.
You will receive an exact quote for your cosmetic procedure during your consultation with Dr. Avi Islur. If your financing is secured you can book your preferred surgery date right away.
MediCard is not your only option for financing. You can also contact your bank to see if they can offer you lower interest rates.
If you would like to learn more about your financing options, please call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 885-1419 for more details.
How Long Is The Wait For Surgery?
If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late! Dr. Avi Islur runs a very active cosmetic practice. Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates.
If you have an ideal surgery date in mind, we suggest you call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation today.
Out Of Province Patients
Dr. Avi Islur’s active cosmetic surgery practice is growing with out of province patients who travel across Canada for Breast Augmentation Revision surgery in Winnipeg, MB. If you are an out of province patient, please let us know so we can accommodate an appropriate time for your consultation and surgery date.
RealTime Video consultations are available for patients who live outside of Manitoba.
We ask Brast Augmentation Revision patients to stay in Winnipeg, MB for 3 days. This will be discussed in detail during your Video Consultation with Dr. Avi Islur.
Most patients like to book well in advance, don’t miss out on your preferred surgery date, call 204-885-1419 to reserve your consultation today.
Next Level Results with Dr. Avi Islur at The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre
Dr. Avi Islur’s active cosmetic surgery practice is located at the First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
At The First Glance you have access to Award Winning Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Aestheticians, Board Certified Anesthesiologists, Certified Laser Technicians, Cosmetic Nurses, and Professional Patient Coordinators all under one roof. Our expert aesthetic team at The First Glance has been serving patients across Canada and beyond for 20+ years.
We operate with state-of-the-art equipment and work with the safest products on the market to ensure maximum comfort, next level results, and patient safety.
The First Glance is a top rated Fully Accredited Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre. You will enjoy a fully privatized experience from beginning to end at our facility.
Dr. Avi Islur Explains The Internal Bra and Your Options for Breast Augmentation Correction Surgery
In this video, Dr. Avi Islur discusses Breast Augmentation Correction surgery and The Internal Bra procedure that many cosmetic patients are seeking.
Watch this Video to learn about your surgical options.
First Glance Aesthetic Clinic and Surgery Centre
1851 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z2