Breast revision surgery is not a standard or routine procedure and needs to be tailored specifically to the patient's goals and desires. It may involve a change in implant size, a breast lift, or may involve removing breast implants altogether. The best time to get your desired breasts is at your first breast surgery procedure. The second best time is at your first revision. With each following revision it is less likely that your ideal result is attainable. Dr Chinsee understands that undergoing a revision to correct a complication can be stressful, emotional, and financially draining. Each patient undergoes a personalised consultation to determine what can and cannot be achieved.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if I need a breast revision?
You may benefit from a breast revision if your breast have developed asymmetry, become saggy, feel painful or hard, or if you are generally unhappy with the size.
Is a breast revision the same as a breast augmentation?
No. It depends on the reason for revision, if you would like to increase the size of your implants, the procedure will be similiar to a breast augmentation. However, if you need to have the pocket adjusted, a breast lift, or scar tissue removed it will be a more complex procedure.
Why would I consider a breast implant removal/replacement?
Implants can be removed or removed and replaced for a number of different reasons: Rupture, capsule contracture, ALCL, dissatisfaction with overall result, or just changes in lifestyle. Dr Chinsee will discuss the various options during your consultation.
What if I want my implants removed completely?
Also known as an explantation. The breast implants can be removed and the redundant skin can be tightened by performing a breast lift at the time of the removal.
I've just had surgery and I don't like my breasts, can I have a revision?
Dr Chinsee recommends waiting at least 3 months before undergoing any revision surgery. However, you are more than welcome to book a consultation before then, and discuss your options.