Breast revision is an outpatient procedure that is performed with general anesthesia in about one to three hours. Dr. Morales will make an incision along the breast crease to remove the damaged or unwanted implant. If possible, the incision is made in the same place as the original incision. Through this incision, Dr. Morales will reposition or remove the implant. Some patients choose to replace their implant; others decide not to. The specific procedure steps will vary depending on the reason and specifications of your breast revision.
Your recovery will be similar to that of your breast augmentation. The breasts will be wrapped in a compression garment that should be worn continuously for a few days or a few weeks. Patients can expect bruising, swelling, and some post-operative pain. The pain is typically most significant during the first 48 hours, but it improves with each day and can be relieved with medications. During this time, patients must limit their upper body movement to reduce any strain on the breasts. Most patients can return to work after one week, but they should avoid strenuous movement or exercises for at least four weeks.
The cost of your breast revision is dependent upon the specifications of your procedure. This cost varies when considering the combination of surgical procedures (removal alone, removal and replacement, or removal and lift). Additional cost factors include anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation with Dr. Morales.
The swelling will gradually subside over several weeks. With the swelling, your breasts may seem hard and unnatural, but eventually, they will soften to a more natural feel. Your final results will become apparent once the swelling has resolved, and most women experience satisfactory results for many years, if not decades.