Breast Implant Removal/Revision
Breast revision is surgery to improve results from previous breast surgery, including breast augmentation, mastopexy, and breast reduction.
Who Can Benefit From Breast Revision?
If you have had breast surgery and are dissatisfied with the results, you may benefit from breast revision surgery. In some cases, changes occur after surgery (such as an implant shifting position after breast augmentation), creating an abnormal appearance. This can also be corrected with breast revision surgery.
What is the Procedure Like?
Breast revision may be performed as an outpatient surgery in the doctor's office or in the hospital. You will probably be asleep under a general anesthetic. Since these procedures range from straightforward to complex, surgery may be completed quickly or last several hours.
Breast revision surgery is different in every case. Sometimes, scarring from the original surgery is reduced, while new scars may be necessary in other cases to achieve the desired goal. If an implant was placed during your previous surgery, the original implant may have to be removed and a new implant inserted. In some cases, an implant may need to be inserted when no implant was used in the original surgery. The operative plan is customized for each individual patient's problems.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Recovery will vary depending on the nature of the surgical plan. Your expectation for recovery will be discussed during your consultation.
What Are the Risks of Breast Revision?
The risks of surgery will depend upon the procedure being performed. Risks will be reviewed with you at length during your consultation.