Breast implant revision surgery replaces old or deformed breast implants. This procedure can be performed to enhance the existing implants or to correct a botched procedure.
Why Undergo Breast Implant Revision Surgery?
If you want to change the size of the breasts or get a new set of implants after a ruptured, distorted or migrating implant, breast implant revision surgery can help you achieve the results you want. Some women undergo revision surgery to switch from silicone or saline implants to a different type of implant, increase or decrease their cup size, or to try a different profile.
Since the breast tissue can change the size and shape over time, you may no longer be satisfied with the result of your original procedure. A breast implant revision can be performed to update your breast implants to a more modern implant material and recreate the fullness and shape you originally had. It can also be performed to increase or decrease your cup size with a new set of implants.
Dr. Kilaru understands that every patient has unique needs when it comes to breast enhancement procedures and will make sure to tailor your procedure to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
The Breast Implant Revision Procedure
Breast implant revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia and will require a small incision either in the crease under the breast or part or all the way around the areola. Whenever possible, Dr. Kilaru will try to use or revise your previous incisions. If the breasts need to be repositioned, Dr. Kilaru will perform a breast lift in conjunction with the revision surgery.
After the old implants have been removed and new implants placed into position, the incisions will be closed with deep sutures. Dr. Kilaru will determine which techniques are most appropriate for your procedure. You will need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra for several weeks after surgery to ensure the implants stay in place and the skin heals quickly. Dr. Kilaru will advise you about any limitations on physical activities and other post-op details to ensure an optimal recovery.
What to Expect with a Breast Implant Revision
Most patients see results after swelling from the surgery has subsided. Swelling typically resolves within six weeks and the new implants will feel softer and look more natural as the healing continues. Healing times vary by patient and any scars will fade over time. If the implants are bigger than the previous implants, it may take some time for the skin to stretch and settle with the new size. If a breast lift was performed, you will notice a difference in the shape of your breasts almost immediately after the swelling dissipates.
Find out if a breast implant revision is right for you. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Kilaru today.