What is breast revision surgery?
Breast implant revision is a surgery to remove breast implants, replace breast implants, or correct issues following breast augmentation.
Why get breast revision surgery?
Even if your original breast implant surgery was well planned and executed, changes can occur over time. If you have any concerns with your breast implants, breast revision surgery may be right for you.
Breast revision surgery is a great option if you have any of the below concerns:
- Your saline breast implants have deflated, or an X-ray or MRI suggests your silicone implant has a shell leak.
- You want to change your breast implant size.
- You want to remove your breast implants.
- Your scar tissue tightens around the implant (capsular contracture), or your breast implants have shifted.
- Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, or breastfeeding has negatively affected the appearance of your breasts.
- You are unhappy with the results of your previous surgery due to poor implant placement or other problems.
Below are some of the benefits of breast revision:
- Regain a youthful breast shape
- Increase or decrease your breast size
- Improve your breast symmetry
- Address any issues associated with a leaking implant or capsular contracture
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
What should I consider before getting breast revision surgery?
Please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for more information on what is unique to you.
- You need to be in good general health.
- You will need to provide your surgeon with the surgical details of your first breast surgery.
- Gravity and aging will eventually alter the size and shape of your breasts.
- The weight of your implants will affect your breast appearance with time.
- Your surgeon may recommend a breast lift if breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve your desired results.
- The recovery time is typically around one to two weeks.
- There is a rare condition called Breast Implant Related Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL), which you should discuss with your surgeon.