What is a revision breast augmentation?

What is breast implant revision surgery? The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants. Often the goal is also to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material, which could include: A concurrent breast lift or reduction.

How long after breast augmentation can I have a revision?

The absolute soonest you can have a revision surgery is 6 months after your original breast augmentation. Waiting 6 months ensures that you have fully recovered from the initial surgery and gives the problem you identified time to resolve itself, if possible.

Are breast revisions common?

Revision surgery is done when goals change or issues arise. Breast augmentation is a very common procedure. Women who have this cosmetic procedure do so for a number of reasons.

Do breast implants need revision?

Breast implants should generally be replaced every ten years or so, but you may need to get them revised or replaced sooner if you have complications like capsular contracture or if you want to change the size, shape, type of implant, or want a lift.

Is breast revision more expensive?

Breast implant revision surgery may cost slightly more than a primary breast augmentation procedure. It may involve a more intricate surgical procedure, depending on the reason why the revision needs to be performed.

Can you get a boob job twice?

Sometimes a patient will want to have a second breast augmentation, a similar procedure to increase or decrease the size of their breasts or to change the type of implants they had during the first procedure.

Is breast augmentation easier the second time?

Is a second breast augmentation less painful? Many patients find they experience less pain after a second breast augmentation when compared to their first procedure. Your surgeon may be able to remove or replace the implants without creating a new pocket.

Does insurance cover breast revision?

Health insurance companies will often cover breast revision surgery, particularly if it is associated with: Firm breast implants or capsular contracture. Uneven breasts. Ruptured breast implants.

What do I do if I’m not happy with my breast implants?

You might not be happy with the size of your breasts, but you also might not want to get rid of them completely. In that case, a breast implant exchange can be an appropriate option. During an implant exchange, the surgeon takes out the old implants and puts in a new pair, which can be smaller or larger.

How many times can you have breast augmentation?

Most silicone and saline implants are FDA approved for 10-20 years, but this does not mean that you have to get them replaced every 10-20 years. You can safely go beyond these time frames, and most patients only have to have 1-2 replacements in their lifetime.