BREAST REVISION

Breast revision surgery is not a standard or routine procedure and needs to be tailored specifically to your goals and desires. It may involve a change in implant size or a breast lift, or it may involve removing breast implants altogether. The best time to get your desired breasts is during your first breast surgery procedure. The second-best time is during your first revision. With each subsequent revision, it is less likely that you can achieve your ideal result. Undergoing a revision to correct a complication can be stressful, so it is essential to undergo a personalised consultation to determine what can and cannot be achieved.

For best results, a breast revision may be combined with a Breast Lift or Fat Transfer.

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Who is a good candidate for Breast Revision?

The ideal candidate for breast revision surgery is someone who:

  • Has clear goals and aesthetic outcomes
  • Has a good understanding of what can and cannot be achieved with revision surgery
  • Is in overall good mental and physical health
  • Has realistic wants and expectations

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Breast revision model 02, Inigo Cosmetic Brisbane

Common reasons for Breast Revision

Women choose to undergo breast revision for a number of reasons, such as:

Benelli Lift

  • Desires a change in implant size (removal and replacement of implants)
  • Dissatisfaction with aesthetic result of origin procedure
  • Complications from original procedure, such as capsular contracture, rippling, rupture or implant malposition

Recovery from a Breast Revision

While recovery varies from patient to patient, most patients describe the sensation as mild aches and pressure rather than ‘pain’. We ensure your post-operative comfort with oral pain medication prescribed after the procedure.

Following the operation, patients will require a dressing change at one week and two-week intervals. We provide Out of Town Patients with a letter containing detailed dressing change instructions to give to their GP if you cannot attend dressing change appointments at the Brisbane clinic.

Most patients should expect to take around one to two weeks off work. Patients with office jobs can usually return to work after one week; however, more physically demanding jobs will require a longer recovery period. You can usually resume normal activities, including gym exercises, by six weeks.

Patients will experience swelling, and there may be bruising after the procedure. Major swelling usually subsides by three months, and the final results are noticeable at around the one-year mark. A compression bra will need to be worn continuously for six weeks following surgery.
We will schedule post-operative appointments throughout the following year. These appointments can be conducted via our Virtual Clinic or in person at our James St clinic.

SURGERY TIME

1 – 5 hours

HOSPITAL STAY

Day surgery

ANAESTHETIC

General

DRESSING CHANGE

Required at weeks 1, 2, & 3

TIME OFF WORK

1 – 4 weeks

EXERCISE

None for 6 weeks

GARMENT

Worn for 8 weeks

FULL RECOVERY

3 months

BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS

For more before and afters please visit our Gallery

Breast revison surgery before and after 01 (400-500 cc), Dr Chinsee Brisbane

Scarring from Breast Revision

If possible, your surgeon will make cuts along old incisions; however, scarring will depend on the extent of the revision. Most scarring will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.

Please visit Scarring After Surgery for more information.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You may benefit from a breast revision if your breast have developed asymmetry, become saggy, feel painful or hard, or if you are generally unhappy with the size.

Is breast revision the same as breast augmentation?
No. It depends on the reason for revision, if you would like to increase the size of your implants, the procedure will be similar to a breast augmentation. However, if you need to have the pocket adjusted, a breast lift, or scar tissue removed it will be a more complex procedure.

Implants can be removed or removed and replaced for a number of different reasons: Rupture, capsule contracture, BIA-ALCL, dissatisfaction with overall result, or just changes in lifestyle.

The breast implants can be removed and the redundant skin can be tightened by performing a breast lift at the time of the removal.

It is recommended that you wait at least six months before undergoing any revision surgery to allow the tissue and skin adequate time to heal. However, you are more than welcome to Book a Consultation before then to discuss your options.

The cost of your breast revision can be broken down into four main components: the surgeon’s fee charged by Dr Chinsee, anaesthetist fees, hospital fees and implant costs. At Inigo Cosmetic, we customise our surgeries to each individual patient. To receive a detailed cost breakdown, please get in touch to book a consultation with Dr Chinsee.