Approximately 25 percent of the women who visit Advanced Plastic Surgery for breast implants have already had breast augmentation surgery performed by another surgeon. Like them, you may be considering coming to New York plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman for implant revision, for reasons including:
- Implant-related issues: Problems with the breast implants themselves, such as deflation, leakage, rupture, or capsular contracture (scar tissue tightening around the implant), may necessitate revision surgery.
- Cosmetic concerns: Women may seek revision surgery to address cosmetic issues like asymmetry, uneven positioning, or dissatisfaction with the size or shape of the breasts after the initial augmentation.
- Changes in preferences: Over time, a woman’s aesthetic preferences may evolve, and she may desire a different size, shape, or type of implant.
- Weight fluctuations: Significant weight gain or loss can impact the appearance of breast implants, leading some women to opt for revision surgery to restore their desired breast shape.
- Aging effects: Natural aging processes can affect the appearance of breast implants and surrounding breast tissue, prompting some individuals to consider revision surgery to maintain a youthful look.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause changes in breast tissue and may impact the appearance of breast implants. Some women opt for revision surgery after completing their family planning.
- Capsular contracture: Severe cases of capsular contracture, which can lead to discomfort and changes in breast appearance, may require surgical intervention.
- Implant malposition: Implants may shift from their original position over time, leading to malposition, asymmetry, or bottoming out (implant descending too low on the chest).
- Implant visibility: In some cases, the edges of breast implants may become visible or palpable, leading to a desire for revision to improve the natural look and feel.
Dr. Newman’s approach to correcting these issues starts with a comprehensive evaluation. He listens to the reasons you are unhappy, assesses the size and shape of your body along with your breast implants, and helps you find a solution that will restore your breasts and your confidence.
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How Breast Revision Surgery Works
Breast implant revision is more complicated than initial breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Newman will need to first remove your old implants before placing implants that better meet your needs.
Dr. Newman takes great care to ensure your implant revision is aesthetically pleasing and makes you feel comfortable and self-assured. This requires you be honest about the reason for your dissatisfaction, and your willingness to accept what can and cannot be done through implant revision.
Dr. Newman prides himself on providing procedures that enhance self-esteem and bring years of emotional benefits. He will work with you to help ensure you do not require additional implant revisions.
Breast Implant Revision FAQs
How long should I wait before considering breast augmentation revision?
It is essential to allow sufficient time for the healing process and for the breasts to settle after the initial augmentation. Surgeons typically recommend waiting at least six months to one year before considering revision surgery, depending on the specific concern.
Can I change the size of my implants during revision surgery?
Yes, revision surgery provides an opportunity to change the size of the implants. Whether you want to increase or decrease the size or switch from saline to silicone implants (or vice versa), Dr. Newman can discuss the options and help you choose the best course of action based on your goals.
Is breast augmentation revision more expensive than the initial surgery?
Typically, breast implant revision surgery is more expensive than the initial surgery. Revision breast augmentation is more complex than the initial surgery because it involves working with existing implants, scar tissue, and altered breast tissue. The best way to find out how much your revision procedure will cost is to request a consultation with Dr. Newman.
If you live in or around Westchester, Long Island, or New York and are interested in learning more about breast implant revision, please request a consultation with Dr. Scott Newman or call our NYC practice at (914) 423-9000 to schedule your appointment.