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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Implants AND Fat Transfer – The Hybrid Procedure November 26, 2018 - Fat transfer has well and truly become a popular option for women wanting to increase their bust size, however fat transfer alone still has limits with regards to the size you can achieve. This is why many women wanting a larger bust but still hoping for a natural looking cleavage are choosing to have implants and fat transfer together to achieve their ideal boobs. This is called a hybrid breast augmentation procedure and Dr Allan Kalus, one of Australia’s fat transfer pioneers and perhaps Australia’s most experienced plastic surgeon when it comes to fat transfer, says more and more women are wanting to combine implants with fat transfer to get the perfect shape and size. A more natural looking enlargement One of the biggest concerns of any woman wanting to increase her bust size is what they will look like at the end of the journey, after they have dropped, fluffled and settled into their final position. Dr Kalus says some women shy away from implants because they’re concerned they will look “fake” or won’t sit the way natural breasts do, but they still want the size able to be achieved through implants. “A hybrid breast augmentation is particularly effective […]
Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? Breast Implants: Am I Potentially Going Too Big? November 16, 2018 - Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around and because top surgeons have been honing their skills for quite some time, there is almost a 100% patient satisfaction rate after surgery. There is, however, one thing that patients always want to know: How big is too big? Research shows that a large percentage of women always regret not going bigger after their breast augmentation procedure, while others feel like they went too big. Size is a tricky thing to get right but it’s always better to err on the side of caution. You can always go bigger if you feel that your breasts are still too small but it’s much more difficult to have a breast reduction after receiving implants. Choosing an Implant Size: The Deciding Factors So how do you know what size implants are right for you? During your consultation, there are several factors that will be considered when determining implant size, including your height, weight, build, lifestyle, skin elasticity and more. There is no exact answer to how big you should go because everyone is different and unique. Reputable clinics such will never rush you through your consultation and will give you all […]
Why your surgeon should attend industry events – Dr Raymond Goh talks about getting better results for his patients October 23, 2018 - Breast Masters 2018 was an extremely informative conference for each and every attendee including those surgeons even with years and years of experience and expertise. There were some important topics discussed such as best practice, best techniques for breast augmentation, patient safety first, getting the best results for patients and so much more. The surgeons and industry personnel attending these conferences are invested in their patients and ensuring they are doing the right thing for them. I had a chat with Dr Raymond Goh, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane about how breast augmentation techniques and implants have changed and why it’s important to understand how to implement the right technique for the right patient to get best results. Breast augmentation is more complex than you might think… 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 […]
Dr Patrick Briggs discusses the complexities of Breast Augmentation with Implants October 22, 2018 - I caught up with Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, at the recent Breastmasters Symposium 2018 to chat about the complexities of Breast Augmentation with implants. Despite the fact that it’s an extremely popular procedure around the world today, breast augmentation carries with it some potentially serious risks and shouldn’t be entered into lightly. Anyone with or considering breast implants will want to listen to this one. 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.

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    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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