Breast Re-implantation

Breast re-implantation surgery, also known as breast implant revision surgery, is a procedure to replace old breast implants with new implants. Often the goal is also to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material.

Breast Re-implantation
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Breast re-implantation is a surgical procedure involving the replacement and/or removal of breast implants. This surgical procedure enables implant size to be increased significantly and/or correction of complications that may have occurred after a breast augmentation. It can also be performed to correct unsatisfactory results or correct breast implant size.

The desire to have breast implant revision surgery can be because of any of the following reasons:

  • Desire to change the size of the breasts
  • Pain from capsular contracture
  • Concern about rupture or migration of implant
  • Change from saline to silicone or different style of implant

Is breast re-implantation surgery right for you?


In order to determine suitability, we recommend a personal consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Generally however, If you are dissatisfied with your breast shape after a breast augmentation surgery, implant size, and/or encountered any unwanted complications after a breast augmentation such as, implant deflation and asymmetry, then you may be a suitable candidate.

What are the options for breast re-implantation surgery?


Implant removal – This is the removal of the implant, often removed via an inframammary incision in order to allow visibility and access. The choice of incision may vary depending on the implant,  degree of revision required, anatomy and patient-surgeon preference.

Removal and replacement – This procedure involves the removal and replacement of your implants, due to potential indicators such as, capsular contracture, uneven implant shape and size, and/or deflation of implants.


What should I expect with recovery after breast re-implantation surgery?


Depending on the breast re-implantation surgery you decide to undergo, this may impact the expected recovery time. Generally however, recovering from breast re-implantation surgery is similar to your initial breast augmentation surgery. Symptoms such as swelling, bruising, soreness and stiffness are to be expected within the first week post-surgery.

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