If you have had or have seriously considered breast augmentation, you’ve likely read that breast augmentation revision procedures are typically necessary at some point down the road. Our team of plastic surgeons here in Austin, TX, specializes in these revision procedures, and we often answer questions about what they involve, why they’re necessary, and when they’re typically recommended.
We’re here to help. Find answers to a few of our most commonly asked breast revision questions below.
What does breast revision mean?
Breast revision is a surgery that is performed after an initial breast augmentation to address complications, revise the cosmetic result, or exchange implants as needed. The surgery is highly individualized because each surgery is customized to address each woman’s needs, whether that means replacing, repositioning, or removing her implants.
Why choose breast revision?
The decision to pursue breast revision is a very personal one. Common reasons include changes to the breasts due to aging or weight fluctuations, complications such as capsular contracture, or adjustments to the implant’s shape or position that can develop naturally over time.
Breast revision provides the opportunity to make sure your augmentation results continue to flatter your body and fit your lifestyle as time goes on. Learn more about the most common reasons women choose breast revision in our previous blog post.
How long after breast augmentation will I need a revision?
There is no specific timeline as to when you’ll need breast augmentation revision. The surgery is commonly performed 10 to 15 years after the initial augmentation, which is the typical lifespan of most implants. It’s best to wait at least 6 months after your primary surgery to assess your results after they’ve fully developed, but you can opt for revision at any time after that point.
Does breast revision hurt?
Breast revision recovery is typically quicker and more comfortable than breast augmentation recovery because the space for the implants already exists, and your body has already adjusted to having implants in place. As with any procedure, we’ll provide guidance as to any medication, garments, or aftercare instructions that may enhance your comfort.
Does breast revision include a lift?
Breast revision doesn’t always include a breast lift by default, but the surgeries can be combined to better address any drooping or stretching of the skin as necessary. If you are having your implants removed, switching to a smaller size, or experiencing sagging, you may want to consider adding a lift for the best possible results.
How much does breast revision cost?
The cost of breast augmentation revision can range from $7,000 to $20,000. Because the procedure is both highly complex and highly individualized, it is difficult to provide a specific price until after a consultation.
To see examples of the results you can expect after breast augmentation revision at Synergy Plastic Surgery, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about how you can revise your breast implants with the help of our team of plastic surgeons in Austin, TX, please contact us online or call (512) 244-1439.