Breast implant revision surgery is performed to correct a variety of issues that can occur with breast implants following breast augmentation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lee offers breast implant revision surgery in Boston.
Breast implants often go problem-free for most patients. In some cases, implants can shift and give the breasts an undesirable shape or contour. Breast implants can also develop issues like rippling or folding which can become visible on the surface of the breasts.
Some women may also feel that the results of their primary breast augmentation do not fulfill their aesthetic needs and may be too small or too large. Breast asymmetry may also occur which will need to be corrected through surgery.
Breast implant revision can be performed in instances where capsular contracture has occurred. Capsular contracture occurs when a capsule of scar tissue forms around the breast implant which can place the implant under increased pressure and alter its shape. In these instances, the implant and capsule can be surgically removed.
Revision surgery can help correct whatever problem exists with breast implants. The best way to determine if breast implant revision surgery is the right choice for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee.
During your consultation, Dr. Lee will ask about the issues you are experiencing with your breast implants and perform an examination of the breasts to diagnose the cause of the issue. From there, Dr. Lee can create a personalized surgical plan for your breast revision in Boston.
Breast implant revision can take 1-3 hours to perform depending on the complexity.
This procedure usually involves making the same incision as you had before and making changes to the breast implant capsule, which is the tissue that surrounds the implant under your breast.
Typically, revisional surgery is for implants that are:
- Too high
- Too low
- Too much to the side
- Too close together
Visible bruising and some swelling can be expected following your breast implant revision in Boston. You may need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment for several weeks.
Recovery from breast implant revision surgery typically takes around 1 week, although many go back to work/school after a few days. You will need to take this time off from work or school to allow your body to properly recover. Breast implant revision surgery has a significantly easier recovery than the initial breast augmentation.
Breast Implant Revision prices in Boston are estimates only. Dr. Lee will determine the price during your consultation and will be affected by the recommended surgical technique, patient anatomy, time, and implant type (If applicable). Click here for our pricing guide and additional information.
To schedule a consultation for your breast implant revision in Boston, or to learn more about the procedures we offer, contact JL Plastic surgery today to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lee.