Patients who have experienced an unsatisfactory outcome following their initial breast augmentation or reconstructive procedure must find the most experienced and skilled surgeons available. The cosmetic surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery are nationally-recognized pioneers in using biological materials to correct deformities, breast reconstruction surgeries and breast revisions in NYC.
Why would I Need a Breast Implant Revision?
Reasons to correct your breast implants
Patients consult with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery to correct:
- Misaligned implants, i.e., incorrectly positioned breast implants that are too low, too far to the side or center, or otherwise misplaced.
- Wrinkled or rippled implants.
- Unusual scar tissue around one or both implants due to capsular contracture.
- Stretched tissues around one or both implants.
- Ptosis or sagging breast implants and tissues.
- Symmastia or “Uni-breast.”
- Implant rupture.
- Correction of radiation problems.
Breast Implant Repair
Breast implant repair, or secondary breast implant revision surgery, involves matching and repairing your body’s tissues with your breast implants to ensure the optimal position, shape, and texture of your breast implants.
Breast implant revision surgery is a specialized procedure that involves many of the techniques of breast reconstruction. Complications following an initial breast augmentation surgery usually arise from a lack of support or inadequate tissue structure for the proper implant position and appearance.
Breast implant revision patients at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery consult with nationally-recognized specialists in the use of new materials, such as Strattice and Acellular dermal matrix (such as Alloderm or Dermacell), utilized as tissue substitutes to stabilize the breast implant location with the additional support and repair of your body’s tissue. At times, meshes may be used for similar purposes.
In addition to enhanced contours, fat transfer from your abdomen, hips, thighs, or other locations, might be used to enhance the natural shape and texture of your breast implants. Our surgeons perform the best breast revision New York City has to offer.
Recovery from Breast Implant Revision
After your breast implant revision surgery at NYGPS, you’ll wake up in the recovery room with dressings on your breasts. You’ll be observed in the recovery room for a few hours to ensure there are no negative reactions to the anesthesia. Once you’ve recovered sufficiently, you can have a reliable and responsible adult drive you home and stay with you for the first night after the surgery.
Our plastic surgeons will provide specific instructions for your recovery period and aftercare. You’ll be given prescription pain medications and antibiotics to alleviate the discomfort and prevent infections. You will also receive specific instructions about taking care of the incisions. You may need some assistance around your home for a few days or weeks to aid the recovery process.
Your breasts may feel sore for a few days after the surgery, but there shouldn’t be severe pain. You can start showering the day after your surgery, but you must leave the tapes intact. You can apply ice packs in short intervals to reduce swelling. The sutures will gradually dissolve on their own, but you’ll need to return to the office after a few days to remove the drains.
You can start walking the day after your breast implant revision surgery, but please avoid strenuous physical activities for at least two weeks. The swelling may persist (to varying degrees) for up to three months after surgery, and the scars will gradually fade away over the year. You can also use silicone scar creams to facilitate scar reduction.
Side Effects/Risks of Breast Implant Revision
Our plastic surgeons will highlight the potential risks and side effects of breast revision in NYC during your initial consultation. Our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques and all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of complications. However, all surgeries carry inherent risks, such as bleeding, scarring, and infections.
Most of the potential risks of breast implant revision are the same as the risks of your primary procedure. You may experience capsular contracture, i.e., the formation of scar tissues around the implants, ruptures, and rippling of implants. There is also a small risk of infections, which can be reduced with proper aftercare.
Please provide a thorough overview of your medical history, lifestyle, and medication usage to your doctors during the consultation. You must also follow our surgeon’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions to minimize the risk of side effects and risks.
The cost of breast implant revision depends on a wide range of factors, such as your unique conditions, the type of implants you’re using, whether you’re getting new implants or simply removing the existing implants, anesthesia usage, and more. Please schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeons in New York City or Tarrytown to explore your treatment options.
Our surgeons will carefully examine your specific condition, discuss your goals, curate a personalized breast implant revision plan, and provide a comprehensive overview of your treatment cost. Insurance doesn’t usually cover breast implant revision costs, but you may be eligible for insurance coverage for implant removal if it’s deemed medically necessary. Please contact our offices in New York City or Tarrytown for the exact quote.
Get Started with Breast Implant Revision Surgery
Do you want to learn more about breast enhancement procedures? Request your consultation online, or give us a call at 888-664-8381 (New York City) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown). The New York Group for Plastic Surgery has served the New York area for over 27 years and thus are the most trusted choice for breast implant repair New York City residents have. You can schedule your visit with one of our plastic surgeons at our conveniently located offices. The New York Group for Plastic Surgery serves patients from communities in Hudson River Valley, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Western Connecticut.