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Breast Revision
New York City

Patients with unsatisfactory results from their initial breast augmentation or reconstructive procedure need the expertise of our skilled and experienced surgeons for a breast revision in NYC.

Why choose us for your Breast Implant Revision?

The cosmetic surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery are nationally-recognized pioneers in using biological materials to correct deformities, as well as perform breast augmentation and reconstruction surgeries. By consulting with our experienced surgeons, our patients can achieve personalized adjustments that cater to their unique preferences and ensure a more fulfilling outcome.

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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.

What Is Breast Implant Repair?

Procedure Overview

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.

Our Expertise

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.

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?

You’re a suitable candidate for breast implant revision in NYC if you:

  • Are disappointed with how your breasts look after a breast augmentation or breast lift procedure.
  • Want to change your breast implant’s size.
  • Have experienced a breast implant rupture.
  • Want to restore your pre-augmentation breast size or shape.
  • Are experiencing a breast augmentation-related complication.
  • Noticed concerning changes in the shape, size, or texture of your implants.

What Should I Expect from the Breast Implant Revision?

Your breast implant revision starts with a personal consultation with our talented cosmetic surgeons. They discuss your cosmetic goals and concerns, review your medical history, and examine the results of your previous procedure to design the ideal treatment plan.

During the breast implant revision, they make a small incision over the scar from your previous procedure. Since they use the same access point, you don’t have to worry about another scar. The surgeon removes the implant, examines it, and expands the tissues surrounding the affected implant. They place temporary implants in the breast pocket while the new implants are prepared. Finally, the prepared implant is placed within the breast pocket — under or over the chest muscle, depending on the surgeon’s recommendation. The incision is finally closed, and you can start the recovery process from your breast implant repair in New York City.

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Why Choose Dr. Jacobs For Your Breast Implant Revision?

Throughout his academic journey, Dr. Jordan Jacobs received training from globally acclaimed medical leaders and experts. This included his time at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia during medical school, his residency in reconstruction at NYU, and his fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery, also at NYU. Joining NYGPS and its academic affiliation with Mount Sinai doctors exemplifies his ever-growing expertise and proficiency in the field.


“Dr. Jacobs does beautiful work. Dr. Jacobs and his staff are professional, kind, skilled, patient and informative.”

Recovery from Breast Implant Revision

After Your Procedure

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.

What To Expect

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.

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Are There 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.

What Is the Cost?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is breast implant revision different from primary implant surgery?

Breast implant revisions are usually far more complex and challenging than the primary implant procedure. As such, you must consult the most talented and experienced surgeons to ensure you achieve safe and suitable results. Our surgeons take a systematic approach to minimize your recovery period and the risk of complications while providing the desired results. Before each implant revision, our surgeons carefully assess the breast skin, tissue quality, implant size, position, and overall proportionality to design the ideal treatment plan. A thorough examination is essential for a safe and effective breast implant revision in New York City.

Will I have another scar after the breast implant revision?

No. The surgeon will use the same incision point as the primary breast implant surgery. If the previous procedure involves an incision under the breast tissues, our surgeons will use the same incision point. As such, the procedure won’t leave any new scars behind. Furthermore, if you opted for a reputable surgeon for your primary procedure, there’s a strong chance that the scar is already placed in an area with low visibility, such as the underarm region. As such, the scar will be just as visible after the procedure as it is currently, though you’ll need to give it some time to heal and fade.

Does the breast tissues need reinforcement after the breast implant revision?

In some cases, the surgeon may use a support material called Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix. This is a biocompatible product that reinforces the weakened breast tissues, allowing your body to produce new tissues. This is usually necessary to correct capsular contracture, wrinkling, the merging of implants, and other such concerns.

Is breast implant revision more complicated than the initial breast augmentation?

Breast implant revision is often a more intricate and complicated procedure than the initial breast augmentation. Several factors contribute to the complex nature of revision surgery:

Scar Tissue: The formation of scar tissue from the initial surgery can present challenges during revision. Scar tissue is tougher and less flexible than natural skin and tissue, making the dissection and placement of new implants more challenging.
Altered Anatomy: The initial breast augmentation surgery alters the natural anatomy of the breasts. During revision surgery, the surgeon must address these changes, including stretched or distorted tissues or even the presence of old implant materials.
Specific Goals: Breast implant revision often has more specific and nuanced goals compared to the initial augmentation. Whether it’s correcting misaligned implants, addressing capsular contracture, or changing the size or type of implants, the revision procedure necessitates a tailored approach to meet these objectives. When you choose breast implant revision in New York City by Dr. Jacobs, you’ll have a comprehensive consultation to discuss all your goals.
Previous Surgery Outcomes: The outcomes of the previous surgery, such as the position and condition of the old implants, can pose additional hurdles. For instance, addressing issues like implant rupture or severe capsular contracture requires optimal precision and skills.

How long do breast implants typically last before needing revision?

Breast implants are designed to be durable, but they are not lifetime devices. The longevity of breast implants varies significantly among individuals, with an average lifespan ranging from 10 to 20 years. Factors such as the type of implant, the surgical technique, and the individual’s body response can impact the duration before a revision might be necessary.

Over time, breast implants may be subjected to wear and tear, or the surrounding tissue might change, leading to the need for a revision. It’s essential to have regular check-ups with your plastic surgeon to assess the integrity of the implants.

Can I switch from saline to silicone implants (or vice versa) during a revision?

Yes, it’s entirely possible to switch from saline to silicone implants or vice versa during a breast implant revision. Many individuals opt for a switch to achieve a different aesthetic result or due to personal preferences. Silicone implants are known for their natural feel, while saline implants are often chosen because they’re safer in the case of a rupture. Your surgeon will discuss the benefits of both types of implants and assist you in making an informed decision when you inquire about breast revision in New York City.

Is it possible to remove breast implants completely during revision surgery?

Yes, it is possible to remove breast implants completely during a revision surgery. This procedure, known as an explanation, is chosen by individuals who no longer wish to have breast implants or have experienced complications that necessitate implant removal.

During explantation, the surgeon removes the implants and may also remove any scar tissue surrounding the implants. Some individuals may opt for a concurrent breast lift to address sagging and maintain a natural breast contour post-implant removal. Please have a thorough consultation with your surgeon to understand the implications and results of implant removal and to plan the procedure according to your aesthetic or medical goals.

Is there a specific waiting period before undergoing breast implant revision after the initial surgery?

Yes, there’s a recommended waiting period before undergoing a breast implant revision. The waiting period allows the body ample time to heal and for the results of the original procedure to fully manifest. It’s advisable to wait at least a year after the initial procedure before considering a revision, but the exact duration is based on the specifics of your surgery and recovery.

Will I need to undergo a mammogram or breast screening before breast implant revision?

Yes, undergoing a mammogram or breast screening is often a prerequisite before breast implant revision surgery. These screenings are crucial for assessing the current state of your breast tissue and identifying any abnormalities or conditions that might need attention. A thorough examination helps in ensuring a safe and effective surgical plan.

Your plastic surgeon will advise on the type and timing of the screening based on your age, medical history, and the time elapsed since your last mammogram. Please follow your surgeon’s recommendations and complete any necessary screenings to ensure you are a suitable candidate and to optimize the safety and success of the procedure.

Get Started with Breast Implant Revision Surgery in NYC

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.

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