Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision is also known as breast implant replacement. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure to revise or correct the aesthetic appearance of the breast resulting from the following: ruptured implants, unsatisfactory result of a breast augmentation, infection, implants that have rippled, rubbed or shifted, wrong implant size, hardening of implants, leakage of silicone implant, and deflation of saline implants.

There are different procedures for different reasons in having a breast implant revision.

Rippling of Implant – The surgeon uses the same incision to reposition the implants in case the saline implants are still palpable and visible. The surgeon may also opt to change the kind of implant or place a new implant into a new breast pocket.

Changing of Implant Size – Still, the surgeon will use the same incision to remove and do the replacement of the implant. If one wants a bigger implant, the surgeon will make the pocket bigger or the space in the breast.

Hardening of the implant and capsule (capsular contracture) – Using the same incision, the surgeon will first remove the original implant and places a new one.

Implant displacement / malposition – To correct the position of the breast, the surgeon will alter the scar tissue from the capsule around the implant and recreate the pocket that will fit the right position using suturing procedures. The tissues will be utilized to reinforce the new implant pocket. The use of acellular dermal matrix product for additional support may also be used.

Risks and Complications

These are rare and often only temporary, however, they may include:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anaesthetic
  • Bruising
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • May need more procedures done
  • Displacement of implants
  • Capsular contracture
  • Rupture of implants
  • Rippling of implants
  • Altered breast sensation
  • Leakage
  • Haematoma
Q. How is the recovery time after a breast implant revision?

A. There will be bruising, swelling and a change in skin sensitivity that may last for a couple of weeks.

Q. How long does the procedure last?

A. It will take between one and three hours depending on the procedure, technique and the patient’s anatomy and health.

Q. Who are good candidates to undergo the breast implant revision procedure?

A. Those who need a breast implant revision, are aged over the age of 18, in good health and psychologically stable.

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Motiva Implants Active Woman Motiva Implants for the Active Woman, with Dr Andrew Greensmith February 22, 2019 - We chatted with Dr Andrew Greensmith, Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery  about Motiva implants.  We wanted to chat to him about why he chooses to use Motiva implants and what makes them stand out from the others. Motiva Implants are said to achieve a more natural looking breast and are leading the way when it comes to implant safety. Not only that they cater to the rise of more active women – Motiva Implants are able to work with a woman’s body when they are at the gym or doing any activity they love to do. It’s all explained here… Motiva Implants Active Woman… #AASPW2019 TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? Capsular Contracture – Do I Have It & Can It Be Treated? February 12, 2019 - When you make the decision to undergo breast enlargement, there is a chance that your body may form scar tissue around the implant. However, you won’t be able to feel this change and you may not be aware you have it at all. When the scar tissue starts to tighten too much though, it can harden your implant and change its shape, which can cause a lot of pain and discomfort – this is known as capsular contracture. Signs You May Have Capsular Contracture During the early stages of capsular contracture, you won’t experience any symptoms, so you don’t need to seek treatment. It’s only necessary to seek treatment during the later stages. When your breasts are assessed for capsular contracture, they will be graded as follows: Grade 1: The breasts are still soft and look regular Grade 2: The breasts are slightly hard to the touch but still look regular Grade 3: The breasts feel hard to the touch and the appearance begins to distort Grade 4: The breasts are very hard and painful to the touch and they are distorted Unfortunately, there is no real way to determine whether you will develop capsular contracture after your breast augmentation […]
scar revision Sara’s Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Lift with Dr Patrick Briggs, WA February 12, 2019 - Like many of us Sara’s weight fluctuated, especially during pregnancy and after birth. She also had severe muscle separation after her pregnancies and realised she needed an abdominoplasty and also wanted to get her body back. Sara found Dr Patrick Briggs, Plastic Surgeon in Perth, and her results are amazing. She shares her story with us. Q: What prompted you, or was your motivation to have plastic surgery? A: I have two children; a daughter 4 years of age and a son 2 years of age. Prior to having children I was approximately 57KGS – I had reached this weight after watching what I ate and exercised to feel good about myself and shed some weight. I reached my weight of 57KGS where I remained happy. A while down the track not too long later, I felt pregnant with our first child and at the end of my pregnancy I gained over 15KGS. I accepted my body the way it was having just given birth to our daughter, who is my whole world and everything in it. I continued to then look after myself again and watched what I ate, however I didn’t have much time to exercise due to […]
after surgery care Getting it right the second time around – the importance of after surgery care February 5, 2019 - Jem always wanted more boobs, and when she realised they weren’t going to grow any more than her AA size, at the age of 25 she started to do some research on breast augmentation. One of the first clinics to come up on her internet travels were The Cosmetic Institute (TCI), and Jem booked herself in. Not everything went smoothly though, and she ended up having to have a revision with WA Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Hanikeri to fix her capsular contraction. Jem shared her story with us about getting it right the second time around – the importance of after surgery care. Jem was excited about finally having her breast augmentation and had a bilateral breast augmentation with TCI. It initially seemed to be fine, but then after an injury her left breast swelled up. She went straight back to TCI to have it checked out. “I sustained an injury to my left breast in Feb 2017 and it literally swelled up overnight like a balloon. I went for scans etc, and was told everything was fine – that the scar tissue capsule had just ruptured and to let it heal. Never once did I speak to my surgeon […]

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  1. Hi I’ve just found out that my right breast implant has erupted and needs to be taken out as it’s been 15 years I was wondering if anyone or how much it’s going to cost in Melbourne

    • Trish

      Hi Karen
      Here’s a link to Melbourne Plastic Surgeons
      Get a referral from your GP so you can claim any rebates from Medicare.
      Good luck with your search, and if you’d like to join our closed Facebook community of women supporting women, please email trish@plasticsurgeryhub.com.au and she’ll send you a link.
      The PSH Team

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