Questions About Breast Implant Revision Surgery
February 6, 2014
It’s not uncommon that clients will come see me to revise or repair a previously completed breast implant surgery from another doctor.
These cases are not always because of shoddy or incomplete work, but many times can be caused by unexpected results due to things like weight gain / loss.
Either way, there are always common questions about the procedure to revise completed implant surgeries so I thought it would be helpful to answer some of those for you here.
What sort of problems can breast implant revision correct?
Breast implant revision can be used to correct both cosmetic dissatisfaction and complications after your initial breast augmentation. Breast implant revision surgery corrects such problems as:
- Capsular contracture – when scar tissue forms around the breast implant
- Improper positioning of the breast implant
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Excessive or inadequate size of the breast implant
Where will the incisions be placed in breast implant revision surgery?
Depending upon how much change is needed, your doctor may be able to go through your scar from your original breast augmentation. If a need to raise the position of your nipple and areola exists, you will likely need a breast lift and have the subsequent scars.
What is the recovery period after breast implant revision surgery?
The recovery period after breast implant revision surgery is often similar to your recovery after a breast augmentation, but be prepared if it turns out to be more difficult. You can discuss how your individual recovery might progress with your doctor, as well as learn about any restrictions after the operation.
How long do the results last?
Unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant, your new breast implants should remain fairly stable. As with natural breasts, the effects of gravity and aging will eventually alter the size and shape of your breast implants. Breast implant revision surgery will immediately restore your breasts to their original perky and youthful appearance.
Will insurance help cover the cost of breast implant revision surgery?
In general, because it is an elective cosmetic procedure, the cost of breast implant surgery is not covered by insurance. However, exceptions do exist under certain circumstances. If, for example, a breast implant revision surgery is needed after a breast cancer reconstruction procedure, the opposite breast may need to be modified.
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