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What Is Breast Revision Surgery?

There are a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns that may arise after a breast augmentation procedure. While not all issues will necessitate an intervention, our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons will be there for you when a revision is required. Our compassionate doctors understand how frustrating it can be when surgery doesn’t go right the first time. We’ll sit down with you and discuss your goals, concerns, and wishes for improvement, crafting a treatment plan that is customized to your specifics.

Am I A Candidate For A Breast Revision?

Patients who struggle with the following may qualify for a breast revision procedure, provided they are physically healthy and are not currently pregnant.

  • Double bubble – A complication in which the implant migrates, causing deformities in the breast appearance.
  • Symmastia – This condition is often described as “uniboob”. It occurs when the skin between the implants has drifted from the chest wall, creating the appearance of a single breast rather than two.
  • Implant rupture – While rare, occasionally, implants do rupture or break. With saline, the fluid will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. With silicone, the leak may go undetected without an MRI or ultrasound.
  • Capsular contracture – Here, the tissue surrounding the implants shrinks and hardens, compromising the breast's appearance while causing the patient discomfort.
  • Implant malposition – Breast implants can shift in various ways, moving too low, too high, too close together, or too far apart.
  • Implants are too large – Some women desire to go down a cup size or two.
  • Implants are too small – Some women wish to go up in cup size.
  • Implant removal – When the breast implants are no longer viable, some women will choose explantation – with or without fat transfer and mastopexy.

Why Choose Us?

Breast revision surgery requires a rigorous training background, years spent in practice delivering exceptional body contouring results, and a sophisticated eye for artistry. Our NYC board-certified plastic surgeons have the skill, expertise, and aesthetic vision to fulfill your unique hopes for transformation. With over 50 years of combined experience, our doctors work with the latest, most advanced surgical techniques to ensure a successful, long-lasting outcome.

Breast Implant Removal Procedure

If a woman chooses to return to her natural breasts, implant removal, or explantation, can be performed, sometimes in tandem with a breast lift or fat transfer procedure. Implant removal is usually recommended when a patient struggles with BII (Breast Implant Illness.) Explantation may also help alleviate capsular contracture.

Whether or not the implants are taken out for good, or are replaced, the goal is always to address excess scar tissue and improve comfort as well as aesthetics.

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What To Expect

Breast revision is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. It usually takes around 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the work performed. Most clients return home the same day, escorted by a friend or family member.

Common versions of breast revision surgery include:

  • Explantation (breast implant removal)
  • Breast implant exchange
  • Breast implant removal or exchange with a breast lift
  • Removal or reduction in scar tissue

What Can I Expect From My Recovery?

After breast revision, patients can expect to resume normal activities within the first week. In cases of breast exchange, there is often less downtime and discomfort than with a primary augmentation procedure, as the breast capsule has already been formed. Nevertheless, it’s essential that you avoid strenuous physical exertion and heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks, or as recommended by your surgeon.

Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are all normal side effects after surgery. They can be well-managed with pain medications provided by our team. We will ensure you go home with a personalized aftercare plan that goes over bathing and showering, wound care, sleeping, resuming exercise, and returning to work.

How Much Does Breast Revision Surgery Cost?

Because each breast revision procedure is unique, costs will vary from patient to patient. The range is $8,000-$14,000. We will provide you with a detailed quote for services once you undergo your discreet consultation at our New York City offices. Financing is available, should you desire it.

What’s Next?

If you are troubled by cosmetic or medical issues that have arisen after a primary breast augmentation procedure and are interested in having your implants exchanged, revised, or removed completely, our team of seasoned, board-certified surgeons can help. At Allure Plastic Surgery in New York City, we provide personalized, one-on-one attention to achieve nuanced, natural-looking outcomes. Call us today to get started on your journey towards increased self-confidence and enhanced peace of mind.

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