What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision is a catch-all term to describe any aesthetic breast surgery that is performed on a person who already has breast implants. We’re here to run down the basics of breast implant revision in Toronto, ON.

Breast Implant Revision Basics

After receiving breast implants, no one wants to hear that they require a breast implant revision. However, women should understand that this is a real possibility that goes along with having breast implants. Below, we have broken down the basics of breast implant revision surgery so you can have the knowledge and information required to take the right actions if revision becomes necessary.

Reasons for Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision can be done for a wide variety of reasons. The simplest forms of breast implant revision would be an implant exchange (usually to change the size) or explantation (removal of the implants) if the patient simply no longer wants implants anymore. Complications with one or both breast implants are also a common reason for revision and can include capsular contracture, implant rippling, implant malposition or implant rupture.

Breast Implant Revision Recovery Time

Recovery from breast implant revision varies depending on the procedure but is often very similar to that of breast augmentation surgery or breast lift surgery. Dr. Plant will discuss how long it will take for your individual recovery. A special compression bra will need to be worn during recovery. Most women can return to work within 10 days of surgery. While tingling and numbness around the incisions may occur, this should gradually decrease over time.

Breast Implant Revision Cost

As with any cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure, the cost of breast implant revision will differ based on geographical area and what your individual revision surgery entails. Price will be discussed after your breast revision consultation with Dr. Plant at his Toronto office.

Now that you have the basics of breast revision surgery, contact our Toronto office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Plant. We work to create a comfortable and compassionate environment for all of our patients.