Breast Implant Revision Dallas

While most breast implants are meant to last at least a decade, there are also several reasons why patients may be interested in replacing their implants early — with a procedure known as breast implant revision surgery. This surgery can correct issues that may arise directly following breast augmentation or fix or replace breast implants after many years.

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What Is Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Breast implant revision refers to a surgery that removes and replaces a patient’s breast implants. Patients may opt to get a breast implant revision procedure because they are having trouble with their current breast implants (ruptured implants, a leaking implant, visible implants, bad positioning, etc.). Or, it can be a common procedure for patients who simply want to change their implant size, shape, or positioning.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?

Good candidates for breast implant revision have breast implant concerns that are aesthetically or medically related, or both. You may be unhappy with how your breast implants feel or look (shape, size, position, etc.). Or, you may have concerns related to a rupture, capsular contracture, or another medical issue. In either case, breast implant revision is generally recommended.
Aside from your desire to get this surgery, a qualified patient must also:

  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be physically healthy
  • Be at a healthy weight
  • Have realistic expectations in regards to outcomes

How Is Breast Implant Replacement Done?

Every breast implant replacement surgery is different as we cater our revisions to the individual. Generally speaking, however, most surgeries follow these basic steps:

  1. Administration of anesthesia – Different procedures necessitate varied types of anesthesia. Most revision procedures require general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
  2. Incisions – There are several incision types that may be made with implant revision surgery. Which incision(s) your surgeon uses will depend on what method of breast augmentation you underwent during your initial surgery, what procedures you’re undergoing now and the extent of those procedures, and what your overall goals are. Periareolar (around the areola) and inframammary (in the breast crease) incisions are the most common.
  3. Breast implant removal – The old breast implants, along with any scar tissue, are removed.
  4. Breast implant replacement – New silicone or saline breast implants are placed in the breast implant pocket.
  5. Incision closure – All incisions are closed.

Breast Implant Revision Before and After

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Breast Implant Revision Before and After Dallas

What Are the Risks of Breast Implant Revision?

All surgical procedures come with risks, and breast revision surgery is no exception. Though it is rare, a poor reaction to anesthesia, fluid buildup, excessive bleeding, infection, and other complications are possible. Dr. Mohan Plastic Surgeon Dallas will review these risks with you and go over the importance of following your personalized recovery instructions after surgery. Doing so will help mitigate your risk.

Breast Implant Replacement Recovery

You will be able to return home from surgery on the same day as your procedure. You will be in bandages and, in some cases, a surgical bra. Some patients require a drain following surgery as well, which will help reduce fluid buildup.

Recovery from your breast implant revision procedure will last several weeks. The duration of your recovery and the specific symptoms you experience will vary depending on the type of surgery you chose. Discomfort, bruising, swelling, numbness, and tingling are all common side effects during this time.

Recovery instructions will be provided following your procedure. It is of the greatest importance that patients follow these directives to maximize their results and reduce the risk of complications. Ensure that you attend all follow up appointments, take care of your surgical sites, get plenty of rest, avoid exercise and physical exertion, and take your prescription medications as directed.

Breast Implant Revision Recovery Dallas

Breast Implant Revision Cost Dallas TX

We completely understand the desire to know how much your breast implant revision will cost. However, it is nearly impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate as every procedure is unique to the patient and their situation.

For example, one patient’s breast tissue may be severely damaged and require extensive scar tissue excision. Furthermore, this patient may opt for both implants and a breast lift. Contrast this with a patient who has clean, healthy implants but simply wants to swap them out for a larger pair, and you can see the inevitable difference in cost between these two surgeries.
All in all, the cost of your breast implant revision procedure will be based on the following:

  • Geographic location of surgery
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Whether pre-surgical medical x-rays and exams are needed
  • Anesthesia costs
  • Surgical facility/hospital costs
  • Price of new implants
  • Cost of various incidentals such as surgical bras and medications

Before committing to breast implant replacement surgery and scheduling your surgery date, your breast implant revision specialist and their team will provide you with a more accurate cost estimate.

Breast Implant Revision Cost Dallas

Breast Implant Revision FAQs

How much is breast implant revision surgery?

The best way to know how much your Dallas breast implant revision will be is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mohan. Prices vary for this surgery, depending on whether you have scar tissue and capsular contracture, simply want differently sized implants, or are switching from saline implants to silicone implants, for example.
How long do you have to wait for breast implant revision? It’s important to fully recover from your initial breast implant surgery before undergoing any breast implant revision procedures. Generally, plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least six months between these two plastic surgery procedures.

How painful is breast revision surgery?

Implant revisions are like most other breast surgeries in that you will experience some pain and discomfort during your recovery, but it should be short-lived. Most patients report they are feeling far better at the two- or three-week mark, though swelling will persist far past this point,

How is breast implant revision done?

To perform this procedure, your plastic surgeon will first administer anesthesia, then make the primary incisions. Sometimes, your original breast augmentation incisions can be reused. In other situations, your surgeon may need to make new incisions.
Your old implants and scar tissue will then be removed, and your new implants will be placed into the breast pocket. Finally, your surgeon will close your incisions, and you will be relocated to a recovery room.

Is breast implant revision more expensive than breast augmentation?

Typically, yes. Because breast implant revision surgery is usually more complicated than initial breast augmentation, it is often more expensive for many patients.

Do implants drop and fluff after a revision?

After implant revision surgery, your chest may feel tight and your breasts will sit higher up on your chest than usual. After two to three weeks, you should notice your implants “dropping” to a more natural final position, and the lower pole of your breasts will fill out more.

Can you use same implants with revision?

No, old implants should not be reused during revision surgery.

Where can I find breast implant revision near me?

Dr. Raja Mohan performs breast implant revision surgery in the Dallas, Texas area. If you are looking for more information on this procedure and you live in the Dallas, TX area, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raja Mohan.

Your Breast Implant Revision Consultation

If you have breast implants and have been thinking about breast implant revision surgery, your next step should be to contact our office and book a consultation appointment with Dr. Raja Mohan. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mohan specializes in all types of breast surgery, including breast augmentation and breast implant revision surgery as well as breast lift, breast reduction, mommy makeover and breast reconstruction surgeries.

A consultation appointment offers both you and Dr. Mohan time to talk about what your goals are. We ask that you bring details about your medical history, including any pertinent information related to your initial breast augmentation surgery and any subsequent breast surgeries. For example, be sure to mention if you are experiencing a rupture or leak, capsular contracture, or other medical issues related to your current implants.

Dr. Mohan will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination of your breasts, possibly taking measurements. Together, you may discuss possible outcomes of revision surgery, implant options (silicone implants vs. saline implants, etc.), and other details.

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