Breast Implant RevisionConveniently located to service Ridgewood and Bergen County NJ
We specialize in revision breast augmentation for patients who are not satisfied with their results after undergoing breast augmentation at other practices. These patients’ unhappiness may arise from the implant shape, size, or placement or because of a post-surgical complication such as wrinkling, implant displacement, capsular contracture (hardening around the implant) or symmastia (implants drift together).
“It’s been a year now since my breast augmentation procedure and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’m so glad I decided to go with Dr. Ganchi. She made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She always took her time to thoroughly explain and answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Ganchi.”
Reasons for Revision Breast Augmentation
After their first breast augmentation, many women discover that they actually want their breasts to be larger or smaller than the results achieved during the initial procedure.
Different Implant Size
This is the most common reason that patients seek revision surgery. During this type of revision procedure, the same incision is used to remove the old implants and insert a different implant based on the patient’s individual body. Small adjustments may be required in order to accommodate the new breast size.
Patients seeking changes to their implant size are advised to wait at least three months after the initial procedure before undergoing revision augmentation. After three months, swelling has subsided and the implants have settled, allowing patients to evaluate the true size of their implants. From there, revisions can be made if desired.
Saline breast implants that begin to leak are often noticeable, as the leaking breast will gradually decrease in size. Patients with silicone implant leaks may notice small changes in the shape of the breast, but should have any suspected leaks or ruptures confirmed by a plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon may perform an evaluation through a mammogram or MRI to evaluate the status of your implants.
A leaking or ruptured implant should be replaced right away. This type of revision can be done through the same incision as the initial procedure. The procedure is often easier and less painful than the first procedure, and patients can benefit from a faster recovery as well.
There is always a risk of certain complications and side effects from a breast augmentation procedure. Some of these complications may include wrinkling and rippling of the implant, capsular contracture and shifting of the implants. Wrinkling and rippling occur most often in women with thin skin or a small amount of natural breast tissue. These ripples can often be felt when touching the breast and may even be visible under the skin. Capsular contracture involves hardening of the breasts and a change in shape as well as scar tissue developing around the implant.
There are several solutions available to help correct these complications. Changing the size, shape, position or type of implant is often helpful in relieving these problems and correcting the look and feel of the breasts.
Good Candidates For Breast Implant Revision
Patients who are currently experiencing issues with their breast implants and want these problems corrected are excellent candidates for a breast implant revision.
For patients who are pregnant or are currently undergoing treatments for severe illnesses, it may be best to postpone revision surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation.
A consultation will be needed before a date can be set for the surgery. During the consultation, the patient will tell Dr. Ganchi about the issues that occurred following their primary breast augmentation. Dr. Ganchi will perform a physical examination, and photographs may be taken to serve as a reference.
Dr. Ganchi will ask questions about the patient’s medical history, including their current medications, allergies, and any pre-existing conditions. She will go over the details of the revision procedure, and patients can ask any questions that they may have.
Healing After a Breast Implant Revision
Following a breast implant revision, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the early days of the recovery period. Wearing a surgical bra will be required for a time, and time off from work will be needed. Resting as much as possible is advised.
How Much Does Breast Implant Revision Cost?
The price of a breast implant exchange/revision is $6,000-$9,000. Overall cost will be impacted by the required techniques, the total surgical time, surgical facility fees, anesthesia, and various other factors.
Your Breast Implant Revision will be performed in Pedy Ganchi, MD surgery center located in Paramus, NJ