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Breast Implant Revision Kansas City

breast implant revision Kansas CityIf you’re unhappy with a prior breast augmentation, breast implant revision may be right for you. The most common reason for revision is to alter implant size. Breast implant revision can also be elected to correct post-surgical complications.

Who can benefit from breast implant revision?

Breast implant revision is for women who are unhappy with their current breast implants. The following conditions can be addressed with revision surgery:

  • Implant deflation or rupture
  • Dissatisfaction with size or shape
  • Changes in breast tissue due to weight loss or gain
  • Malpositioned implants
  • Capsular contracture

Breast implant revision can be used to increase or decrease the size of your breasts, or address undesirable complications. Following surgery, you can anticipate increased body confidence, improved appearance and enhanced quality of life.

This procedure may not be ideal for all women. The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for breast implant revision is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. It is not necessary to seek out the same surgeon who performed your original augmentation.

What to expect during your breast implant revision surgery

Prior to your procedure, general or local anesthesia combined with sedation will be administered. When at all possible, your surgeon will use the same incision locations from your original procedure. Incisions can otherwise be placed around the areola, under the breast or near the armpit.

Once the incisions have been made, your existing implants will be removed and new implants will be inserted into the breast pocket. The tissues surrounding your implants may be repositioned to provide your implants with added security. All incisions will be closed with fine sutures and surgical dressing will be applied to your chest.

After your surgery

There will be some bruising and swelling similar to your original augmentation. Discomfort can be treated with pain medication. Bandages will be removed in a day or two, and stitches within a week. A support bra or compression garment will need to be worn for a few weeks to minimize swelling. Swelling should resolve in about a month. The healing process for revision surgery will be slightly longer than your initial implant surgery.

Generally, normal activity can be resumed 7-10 days after surgery. More intense activity can be resumed in a few weeks. A specific recovery timeline will be discussed in detail with your surgeon after the procedure.

Understanding the risks of breast implant revision surgery

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with breast implant revision surgery that may include scarring, infection, atypical appearance and changes to sensitivity. All of these risks will be discussed in-depth during your consultation.

If you’re ready to take the next step

If you’re considering breast implant revision, contact our Kansas City office to schedule a consultation. Questions, concerns and other important details will be addressed during your one-on-one consultation. You will also have the opportunity to view our archive of patient photos.