Breast implant revision is a cosmetic surgery that replaces breast implants from previous breast surgeries for a variety of reasons.1 If your breast augmentation did not produce the look you envisioned, or you were left with an unsightly or uncomfortable condition, a breast revision can correct the problem. The ultimate objective of Associates of Plastic Surgery is to deliver the best breast revision results and to improve any problems you may have had from a previous breast augmentation, leaving your breasts looking natural, symmetrical, and beautiful.
Breast Implant Revision Surgery In New Jersey
When looking for the best breast revision results, it is extremely important to choose an experienced surgeon when undergoing a corrective procedure such as breast revision.
Dr. Haramis and Dr. Heller specialize in body and breast surgery and have performed thousands of breast revision procedures. Our surgeons have a combined experience of over 50 years. You can be secure, knowing that our surgeons have an extensive history performing a great number of successful breast revision surgeries and are expert in enhancing the appearance of the breasts to be both beautiful and natural-looking.
We perform our surgeries with the latest techniques and are dedicated to excellence in breast surgery, including revisions. Our professional staff is committed to providing you with a smooth and enjoyable experience. Experienced certified registered nurses will be assisting your recovery in pre- and post-operative care. We focus on you from start to finish.
What is Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery?
Many patients are happy with their breast implants and the enhancement achieved with a primary breast augmentation surgery. In other cases, problems can arise that require undergoing breast revision surgery. There are several cosmetic or medical problems that can arise with breast implants that a custom breast revision can correct. Our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons at Associates in Plastic Surgery understand the psychological ramifications from leaving a complication or having an unsatisfactory outcome from breast augmentation surgery. They will sit down with you to discuss your goals to ensure that you achieve the look you wanted.
Common Reasons for Breast Implant Revision Surgery?
Implant problems which can arise from previous surgeries for breast augmentation include:
- “Double bubble:” A complication that can result in the breast appearing to have two parts, due to the implant drifting out of place.
- Symmastia: Also known as “uniboob” this complication occurs when the skin between the breasts has pulled away from the chest wall, creating the look of a single, wide breast. This condition is often the result of an augmentation performed with faulty surgical technique.
- Ruptured implants: The saline or silicone fluid will be released into the body when an implant is ruptured.
- Capsular contracture: The capsule around the breast pocket shrinks and hardens causing the implant to look compressed, become hard, appear unnatural or distorted, and feel painful requiring a capsulectomy.
- Size: You desire a different size because the implants placed created breasts that were larger than you expected or wanted or breasts are smaller than what you envisioned.
- Shape: The breast shape isn’t to your satisfaction; for example you received low profile implants but desire more projection.
- Weight loss: The appearance of the breasts have changed as a result of weight loss or weight gain2
- Malposition: Your breasts are too low because the implants placed are so heavy that your breasts are now sagging low on the chest wall.
- Unhappy with type of implant: You want to return to your natural size, replace older or textured implants, or exchange saline implants for silicone implants.
The Breast Implant Removal Procedure
To carry out breast revision surgery, the implants are removed. The recent upswing in body positivity has encouraged many women to return to their natural breast volume or downsize implant size for a more natural look. In other cases, the implants are removed to resolve complications such as rupture, folding, deflation, capsular contracture, rippling, asymmetry or other cosmetic or medical complication. Whether you want to replace the implants or not, the goal of breast implant removal is to remove the implants, replace them with the correct size, or remove an excess of scar tissue if needed. The implants can be replaced with new implants or removed altogether. Many women choose to undergo breast lift after removing implants to remove excess skin and reshape your natural breast tissue to create breasts that are a lovely, natural, rounded shape, rather than appearing deflated.
Recovering From Breast Revision Surgery
Your recovery can vary slightly depending on whether you have opted for a breast lift or other procedure in addition to breast revision surgery. The techniques your surgeon uses will fully explained to you prior to your surgery so you are fully informed about what to expect in the surgical procedure and recovery. Most people return to their usual activities within a few days but must avoid strenuous physical activity for four to six weeks.
After surgery you will be taken to post-operative care and monitored closely by our certified registered nurses. Once fully alert, you can return home immediately (with the assistance of a friend or family member). It is normal to feel some discomfort and pain after the procedure, which is managed with pain medication during the early stages of healing. You must not lift or stretch your arms above your head until the incisions are healed. You will be provided extensive instructions on your aftercare and recovery. Our medical professionals at Associates in Plastic Surgery will be closely monitoring your recovery to ensure that your healing is progressing as it should.
FAQs About Breast Implant Revision
Am I a candidate for breast implant revision surgery?
If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding and are physically healthy, you may be a good candidate for breast revision surgery. The best way to find out if breast revision surgery may be right for you is to schedule a personal consultation with one of our leading breast revision specialists.
How much does breast implant revision surgery cost?
Breast revision surgery varies in cost, based upon what must occur to fully restore your breasts. The cost, as an average, is in the range of $8,000 to $14,000 based upon your condition and whether you choose to replace the implants with silicone or saline or would prefer to return to your natural breast size. A private consultation and evaluation of your condition will allow for an accurate cost, and financing options are available.
Can I combine other procedures with breast implant revision?
Yes, in fact many of our patients choose to combine other procedures such as liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck or even non-invasive skincare treatments such as Fraxel laser rejuvenation with breast breast implant revision surgery.
Schedule a Consultation For Breast Implant Revision
If you are struggling with medical or aesthetic problems after a primary augmentation, you need to ensure that your revision surgery is performed correctly, and your problems fully resolved. At Associates in Plastic Surgery, you will be under the care of our accomplished board-certified plastic surgeons, known for achieving superior results in our breast revision surgeries. Schedule a consultation today to find out how the latest surgical techniques, applied with meticulous care, will ensure optimal revision surgery results and the outcome you envision for your breasts.
2 ASPS. Smart Beauty Guide: Breast Revision. Available: https://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/breast/breast-revision/. Accessed January 20, 2022.
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