Following breast augmentation surgery, it’s not uncommon for your breast contours to change over time. Perhaps you noticed a change in the look or feel of your breasts, or maybe you simply didn’t achieve the results you envisioned from your original procedure while under the care of another plastic surgeon. Alternatively, you may desire a newer size, type, or shape of implant after so many years and want to “upgrade.”
As a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Ira Savetsky understands how disheartening it can be to not achieve your desired breast contours after getting implants. He is committed to truly understanding patients’ unique aesthetic goals for breast revision, and is extensively experienced in improving the original results of a primary breast augmentation.
Is Breast Revision Right for Me?
If you’ve already received breast implants and would like to undergo a breast revision to enhance your original results, it’s important to be in good general health and to maintain realistic expectations for the outcome. Breast revision is typically most successful for patients who experience:
- A change in the look or feel of their breasts/implants
- A desire to simply change the size of their breasts, or receive a new type of implant
- Pain or tightness caused by capsular contracture
- Concern about possible implant rupture and migration
Open, honest communication is vital to treatment planning before breast revision, so Dr. Savetsky will speak with you thoroughly about your original surgery, your concerns, and what you hope to improve. He will provide you with a realistic idea of the procedure’s limitations, and how breast revision may or may not be able to achieve your goals.
How is the Breast Revision Procedure Performed?
A breast revision procedure is designed to either update the size, shape, or fill material of your implants, or to generally improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant type. The surgery can also be performed at the same time as a breast lift or breast reduction, if desired, to further enhance and refine your breast contours.
Each breast revision surgery differs, so your treatment plan will be personally tailored according to your unique needs, wishes, and expectations. The procedure usually takes two to three hours depending on the complexity of your treatment plan. Performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia, breast revision can help correct capsular contracture, reposition an implant that has migrated, or exchange your devices for a newer size, type, or shape. There are many different ways that breast revision can improve your breast contours, and Dr. Savetsky will help ensure you have a good understanding of your individual breast revision procedure in person.
What Can I Expect From the Breast Revision Recovery Period?
Recovery after breast revision is often very similar to the healing process following breast augmentation. Most individuals feel well enough to return to work after one to two weeks, although this may vary from patient to patient. Swelling, numbness, and bruising after surgery is to be expected. Dr. Savetsky will give you comprehensive instructions regarding medications, incision care, restrictions, and post-operative follow-up appointments.
How Much Does a Breast Revision Cost?
The cost of breast revision in New York City ranges from $10,000 to $30,000, but this range is heavily dependent on the details of your treatment plan, such as:
- Your reasons for undergoing breast revision
- The price of your new breast implants, if applicable
- The cost of adjunctive procedures, such as a breast lift or reduction, if necessary
- The complexity of your concerns
While insurance doesn’t usually cover breast revision, Dr. Savetsky accepts patient financing through CareCredit® — a highly reputable lending company often utilized by qualified patients for cosmetic procedures, such as breast revision surgery.
If you’re unhappy with the results attained with another plastic surgeon, or you simply want to address complications, Dr. Savetsky is committed to discussing your concerns and goals to improve your original results. Contact our NYC plastic surgeon to book a consultation for breast revision or to speak with a friendly member of our team.