What are Breast Augmentation Revisions?
Breast augmentation revisions involve replacing a patient’s current implants for new implants in order to increase or decrease the size of the breasts. Patients who want to opt for breast augmentation revisions may be unhappy with their current size and want to see more volume or decrease current breast volume.
Candidates for Implant Replacement
You may be a candidate for breast augmentation revisions if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are not happy with a previous breast augmentation procedure
- You are no longer happy with the size of your current implants
- You want to achieve larger breasts or you’d like to decrease the size of your breasts
How Does It Work?
Breast augmentation revisions are performed by a plastic surgeon who uses either silicone or saline implants to replace your existing breast implants. Before the procedure occurs, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss your goals for the procedure, including if you’d like to go larger or smaller. During your surgical procedure, your plastic surgeon will make precise incisions to access the current implants and replace them with the new ones. The existing implant is carefully removed and any scar tissue is scraped away in preparation for the new implant. After the implants have been secured, the incisions are closed.
Like with a traditional breast augmentation surgery, breast augmentation revisions results can usually be seen within three to four months after the procedure, although your final results may take up to six months to appear. You’ll have a few follow-up appointments to ensure you’re happy with your new results.
The initial recovery period from a breast augmentation revision procedure usually takes about two to three weeks and is similar to what you experienced with your first breast augmentation surgery. You should be able to return to work after the first week of recovery and get back to normal physical activity within the third or fourth week after the procedure. You may need to wear a surgical bra for the first four to six weeks after your surgery.
*Individual results may vary