What is breast revision surgery?
Breast revision surgery is a procedure that is carried out following a primary breast surgery, with the aim of improving the results of the initial procedure. The objective is to attain a more symmetrical look or to correct changes caused by the initial surgery, such as capsular contracture, bottoming out, or symmastia (implants too close to eachother).
Breasts continuously change with time. Moreover, significant weight changes (weight loss or weight gain), breastfeeding or pregnancy may alter the breast shape following an initial surgery. These changes may lead to changes or asymmetries that impact the original desired results.
Revision can be performed following a breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, breast augmentation (replacing the implant), or other breast procedures.
Who is an ideal candidate for breast revision surgery?
Patients who may opt for a breast implant revision procedure include healthy individuals who desire to:
- Correct or change the result of the original surgery
- Get smaller implants
- Get larger implants
- Treat capsular contracture
- Replace a ruptured implant
Patients who have previously undergone breast lifts or breast augmentations may also seek breast revision surgeon for the following reasons:
- Scar revision
- Correct asymmetries
- Correct sagging (ptosis) that has occurred with age or due to weight changes
- Correct nipple shape/position
What does a breast revision procedure consist of?
The exact nature of the procedure depends on the reason you are seeking a breast revision surgery. Generally, the same incision is used to avoid creating new scars. Depending on the type of revision, new incisions (scars) might be necessary.
Several procedures can be performed simultaneously depending on the desired result. For example, a breast augmentation revision may also include a breast lift.
How much does a breast revision surgery cost?
The cost of a breast revision procedure generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed for you. The desire to perform additional surgeries will have an impact on the cost of the procedure.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam and will discuss your specific needs. A member from our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with the details of the cost of a breast revision surgery in Montreal.
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