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Breast Implant Revision

What is a Breast Implant Revision?

Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, conveniently situated in the heart of Bellevue and catering to the Seattle area, performs breast implant revisions. This procedure addresses issues stemming from previous breast implant surgeries, which may include incorrect execution, results that did not meet the patient’s expectations, or changes over time. Customized to each patient’s specific needs, the revision may involve replacing the existing implants with new ones of a different type, shape, or size. Additionally, Dr. Day might reposition or completely remove the implants to achieve the desired result.

Several of the most common reasons patients undergo a breast implant revision include ruptured or leaking implants, capsular contracture, asymmetry, and unnatural-looking breasts. Breast implant revision may also be performed as a result of certain complications or health issues.

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Good Candidates for Breast Implant Revision

If you’re not satisfied with the size, shape, or general look of your breasts following a breast augmentation, considering a breast implant revision could be beneficial. Dr. Day might suggest this procedure if you have previously had breast implant surgery and are experiencing any of the following:

Benefits of Breast Implant Revision Surgery

If you're considering Breast Implant Revision Surgery, Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery offers a specialized approach tailored to address your specific needs. This surgery is ideal for those seeking to modify the size, shape, or type of their existing breast implants, or to correct any complications from previous augmentation surgeries. During your consultation, Dr. Day will discuss your aesthetic goals, evaluate your current implants, and propose a personalized plan to achieve the desired outcome. The procedure itself is carefully performed with precision, ensuring that the new implants fit harmoniously with your body's natural contours. Recovery guidance and post-operative care are integral parts of Dr. Day's comprehensive approach, focusing on your comfort and the success of your revision surgery. With Dr. Day’s expertise at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, you can anticipate renewed confidence and satisfaction with your breast appearance

What to Expect
During a Breast Implant Revision

Your specific concerns and individual objectives will shape the tailored approach of a breast implant revision. The process is generally akin to your original breast surgery, involving general anesthesia and typically lasting a few hours. In most of these surgeries conducted by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Day, the focus is on implant replacement or the removal of scar tissue, often utilizing the initial incision site.


Dr. Day may also create an additional incision to adjust the breast tissue, either to fit a different implant size or to better position the implant on your chest. Post-surgery, you will be dressed in a bandage and a surgical bra. Once you are fully alert and have undergone a period of observation, you’ll be ready to go home.

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Recovering From Breast Implant Surgery

The recovery from breast implant surgery is a lot like the recovery you experienced after your initial procedure. Immediately following the breast implant revision, you’ll likely feel weak and tired. You should sleep with your head and upper body elevated to keep swelling to a minimum. Your bandages will be removed in our office after a few days. Dr. Day may clear you to return to work and your regular activities in seven to ten days. You can likely begin low-impact exercise two weeks post-op and more vigorous activities at the one-month mark.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision is a surgical procedure to replace or remove existing breast implants. This can be done to change the size or type of implants, address any complications from a previous breast augmentation, or update the implants for cosmetic reasons.

Candidates for implant revision are individuals who have previously undergone breast augmentation but are now seeking changes due to dissatisfaction with the results, complications, or natural changes over time.

Common reasons include a desire to change implant size or type, issues like implant rupture or capsular contracture, or changes in breast tissue due to aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy.

The specific approach depends on the reason for revision. It may involve removing or replacing the implants, addressing scar tissue, or adjusting the breast pocket to change implant position.

Recovery from breast implant revision is typically similar to the initial augmentation. Most patients experience some swelling and discomfort and can return to work within a week or two, with full recovery taking a few weeks.

Bring a list of your current medications, detailed information about your previous breast surgeries, and your goals or concerns about the revision surgery.

Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. There are also risks specific to breast surgery, such as changes in nipple sensation or asymmetry, which Dr. Day will discuss during your consultation.

Dr. Day will often use the same incisions as your original surgery to minimize additional scarring. However, new incisions may be needed depending on the specifics of the revision.

Results can be long-lasting, but it’s important to note that breast implants are not lifetime devices. Future surgeries may be required for replacement or adjustments.

The cost varies based on the complexity of the surgery and the type of implants used. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the cost of the surgery.