Breast revision or Breast Implant Revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants. There are several reasons why one would need this type of surgery which we’ll cover in this article along with how to prepare, how it works, recovery, costs, and much more.
The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants. Often the goal is also to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material, which could include:
The desire to have breast implant revision surgery can be because of any of the following reasons:
Over time, breast implants can change shape or size, and the overlying breast tissue can also change, creating an appearance or feel to the breast that is less desirable than the original result. Also, many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device, but after ten years the costs associated with having surgery to replace the implants are no longer covered. Because of this, many women will elect to replace or update their breast implants at or around the 10-year time frame.
Breast implant revision surgery is not a standard or routine procedure and needs to be tailored specifically to the patient’s goals and desires. Therefore, this surgery should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-trained and experienced in all types of breast surgery and who will listen to the patient’s goals and desires and will develop a surgical plan specifically to address all of the issues at the time of surgery.
Breast implant revision surgery is intended for patients who have had a breast augmentation in the past and are now unhappy with their implants or concerned about the condition of their implants. This procedure can address those concerns by replacing the existing implants with new implants.
In general, you may be a good breast implant revision candidate if:
If you’re considering surgery, spend some time reviewing breast implant revision surgery photos and learning about what to expect during recovery. Preparation ahead of time helps patients have reasonable expectations and a smoother recovery.
A plastic surgeon’s cost for breast implant revision surgery may vary based on his or her experience as well as geographic location. In some instances, health insurance may cover breast implant revision surgery. Also, in some instances, the implant warranty will cover some of the costs associated with this surgery.
Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for breast implant revision surgery in instances where health insurance does not cover it, so be sure to ask. Visit our financing options page to learn about the payment options available through our office.
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for breast implant revision surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
During your breast implant revision consultation, be prepared to discuss:
Your plastic surgeon will also:
The success and safety of your breast implant revision procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon questions. It’s very important to understand all aspects of your breast implant revision surgery. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
Dr. William Rahal is a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills, CA. Give his office a call and setup a consultation at (424) 512-1902.
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8929 Wilshire Blvd Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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