Breast Implant Revision

What Is Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Breast augmentation can provide long-lasting results, but over time, breast implants may tend to diminish in quality and could need replacement. Breast implant revision surgery is designed for patients who want to replace their old breast implants with new ones. The procedure is usually performed for individuals who desire a change in breast implant size, material filler (silicone or saline), position, or style. Others may have pain from capsular contracture (a formation of scar tissue around the implant) or are concerned about a rupture or migration of the implant. For whatever reason a patient comes in for breast implant revision, our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, can customize a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs and cosmetic goals.

To learn more about breast implant revision surgery, we invite you to read the informational sections provided below.

What Are the Reasons for Breast Revision?

Breast revision surgery is a procedure that women may find necessary for a variety of reasons. After a breast augmentation, some patients want to upgrade their implants from saline to silicone (or vice-versa), while others desire to increase or decrease the size of their original implant. Some women have experienced complications, such as scar tissue forming around the implant (an effect known as capsular contracture) or implant rupture, and need to have it replaced. Since breast implants are not considered lifetime devices, some patients choose to exchange their implants as a preventative measure after a number of years. Still, there are some who are simply dissatisfied with previous breast augmentation results and want to correct certain issues, such as shape and symmetry. Breast revision surgery at Copeland Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve the breast enhancement goals you desire with successful results.

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How Is the Breast Revision Procedure Performed?

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, is well-versed in a variety of breast revision methods and will determine the proper technique for your specific needs during a pre-surgery consultation. Depending on your goals, Dr. Copeland can remove your implant and insert a new one, increase or decrease your bust size, or reposition your implants to improve symmetry and adjust cleavage spacing. The actual procedure will vary depending on your reasons for revision, but Dr. Copeland will generally access your implant through the original incisions in order to minimize any noticeable scarring. He can also remove any buildup of scar tissue around the implant that may have developed since your initial surgery.

What Is Recovery From Breast Revision Like?

Recovery from breast revision surgery depends on the specific type of procedure you undergo; however, the process is typically less strenuous and time-consuming than your original breast augmentation recovery. Some bruising and swelling can be expected after surgery. Any discomfort you may feel can be alleviated with medication.

You can generally resume your normal daily routine within a week, but strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided for about a month.

Dr. Copeland will talk with you about all aspects of the procedure and what you can expect during recovery at your initial consultation.

How Much Does Breast Revision Cost?

The cost of breast revision surgery will vary for each patient as the procedure is highly customized to the individual’s needs and aesthetic goals. At Copeland Cosmetic Surgery, breast revision can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000. The overall expense of treatment can depend on the following factors:

During your initial consultation, our team will be able to provide a more accurate price quote for your surgery. Our practice offers unique financing options such as CareCredit® and accepts all major credit cards and PayPal®. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding payment options.

For more information on breast revision surgery and how it can help you achieve your breast enhancement goals, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Copeland at Copeland Cosmetic Surgery today. Our staff will be happy to help you schedule a consultation and assist you in any way we can.