What is breast implant revision surgery? These are procedures that can be performed to correct or revise previous cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery. Breast conditions amenable to surgical correction include:
Anesthesia: Revision breast surgery is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
Length of procedure: 30 to 150 minutes, depending on the type of revision required.
Estimated recovery time: You can usually return to work after 1 to 2 weeks and should avoid vigorous activities for 3 weeks. Visible bruising should clear up within 2 weeks, and swelling begins to resolve within 3 weeks. To learn how to prepare for revision breast implant surgery and what to expect afterwards, click here to download our patient instructions.
Side effects: Common side effects include bruising and swelling. The shape of the breast may change over time, and the final result may not be realized for a few months. Augmentation-mastopexy is associated with a higher rate of corrective surgery than either breast augmentation or breast lift alone. Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that lists the risks and benefits of breast implant removal.
Before-and-after photos: Click here to view photos of revision breast surgery.