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Breast Revision

Breast Augmentation Revision is removal of implants from a previous Breast Augmentation due to issues with existing implants or where the patient is wishing to change the size, shape or appearance of their breasts and replacing with new implants.

The implant may also need replacing due to issues such as the implant having ruptured or damaged, or you may have complications such as capsular contracture, infection, excess rippling, asymmetry or unrelated health problems. The surgery can also be combined with a Breast Lift.

CosMediTour – Breast Revision

Australian Surgery LocationsOnly available in Sydney or see Thailand Options
Surgeon:Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Surgery Time:2 – 3+ Hours
Anaesthesia:General Anaesthesia Note: Twilight Sedation is not used.
Time Away:5 – 7 Nights
Post-Operative Appointments:Follow up 3-5 days
Recovery time:Minimum 6 months

Implants Brands

To find out more information regarding the brands, sizes, shapes, profiles of implants; and incision sites, please click the button below to view on our Implants section on the Breast Augmentation page.

Some revision cases are more complex than others, depending on the reasons for the Revision.

A simple case of exchanging old implants to larger implants will require dissecting more of the existing pocket and replacing the old implant with a larger volume implant. An example of a more complex surgery could include changing the implant to a smaller volume which would involve closing part of the pocket, correcting capsular contracture, symmastia, bottoming out or correcting loose tissue.

In each of these cases, your Plastic Surgeon will need to perform some corrective surgery in addition to the implant exchange. Correcting capsular contracture may involve completely removing the capsule (capsulectomy) and moving the implants from the current position above or below the muscle to a new pocket.

In some cases, the old implants may be removed, the pockets reduced and/or closed – then new implants placed 6-12 months later in a second surgery.

Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:

Medical:

  • Temporary pain, swelling, bruising, infection, scarring, fluid build up (seroma), bleeding and haematoma, numbness, Keloid scarring, reaction to anaesthesia and medications
  • Change in nipple sensation (hypersensitive or under sensitive)
  • Poor healing or Necrosis (common with smokers)
  • Issues if new pocket is to be created
  • Implant Rupture

Aesthetic:

  • Implant folding, rotation, rippling, bottoming out, asymmetry (100% symmetry is never guaranteed), double bubble (especially women with “tuberous or constricted breasts”), Capsular contracture, Implant rejection
  • Stretch marks (abrupt expansion of the tissues)
  • Results are never guaranteed for first time and more significantly, for multiple revision patients. Expectations must be realistic

Breast Revision Price Includes:

  • Breast Revision Surgery
  • No surcharge for dual plane implant placement (above / under pectoral muscle)
  • Surgery at either East Sydney Private Hospital in Sydney or Thailand Hospitals
  • Operating Theatre, Anaesthesiologist and all associated surgery and Hospital charges
  • Surgery by a renowned Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Highest quality Allergan or Polytech Health smooth or textured, round silicone gel implants
  • Private ‘Invitation Only’ CosMediTour Surgery Forum to connect up with many other CosMediTour Clients and Patients staying in Sydney before you travel and during your stay

Breast Revision Price Excludes:

  • All drugs, routine and take home medications
  • Pre surgery Surgeon consultations

* Note: All procedures in Australia, are based on standard, non-complicated procedure patients and prices may vary depending on patient’s requirements.

FAQ’s – Breast Lift + Augmentation

Can I have my implant placed through the same incision site as before?

Yes, most likely you will be able to use the same incision site if you have had your implants placed through your inframammary fold (as this is the most precise for placement especially if corrective techniques are required alongside your implant revision). Incision sites will depend on a number of factors and will be determined by your Surgeon.

Can implant placement be altered if necessary?

It is possible to change the implant placement, however, this will be determined by your surgeon.

How long after Breast Augmentation can I have a Breast Revision?

The standard minimum waiting time is 6 months to ensure the initial surgery has fully healed, and the implant settled into place however generally 12 months is best to allow full recovery. The time can be shortened if the revision is due to complications related to the initial surgery and again will be determined by your surgeon.

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