Breast Revision Surgery: What is it all about?

Breast Revision – An Overview

A breast revision surgery, also known as breast implant surgery, is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the world today. This surgery requires the cosmetic surgeon to replace the natural tissue with an artificial breast implant made from a variety of synthetic materials.

This surgery is most helpful in altering and improving the shape and size of the breasts with the use of implants as well as to correct any complications that has resulted due to a prior breast augmentation surgery.

The main aim of the breast revision surgery is to restore a more youthful look and to improve the overall proportion of the body.

When is Breast Revision Surgery required?

A breast revision surgery is usually required when:

  • Saline breast implants are damaged (deflated) or the implant shell is showing a leak of the inner material
  • The patient wishes to alter the shape and size of their breasts or the implants
  • The tightened scar tissue (capsular contracture), or shift in implant position is seen
  • The breast tissue changes as a result of the skin getting stretched or due to weight-loss or weight-gain

Who is a candidate for a Breast Revision Surgery?

These are several common factors that are essential to decide if a patient is an ideal candidate to undergo a breast revision surgery:

  • Overall good health
  • Non-smoker
  • Wish to alter (increase/decrease) breast size
  • Need to correct breast asymmetry
  • Addressing implant complications
  • Not satisfied with prior breast surgery

The main factor for a breast revision remains overall good health as well as realistic expectations about the end-results of the procedure.

How is a Breast Revision Surgery performed?

 A breast revision surgery is performed using several methods and techniques depending mainly on the reason the breast revision surgery is required.

Implant size change – This requires the surgeon to enlarge/decrease the implant pocket created during the earlier procedure in the breast in order to increase/decrease the size of the original implant. A breast lift procedure may also accompany this surgery.

Capsular Contracture – This condition refers to the hardening of the breast implant and the capsule. The surgeon will use the previous incision to remove the hardened implant and replace it with a new implant.

Implant Rippling – In case the edges of the saline implants become visible and can be felt distinctly the surgeon may need to use the original incision to remove or reposition the implants as originally desired. Other alternatives include using a different type of implant or fixing the new implant in a new position (implant pocket).

Implant Malposition – At times, the implant pockets are situated too close or too far apart from each other resulting in malpositioned implants. The surgeon will require using the original incision to manipulate the capsule and implant in the appropriate position and hold it in the new and corrected position using sutures. The surgeon might also require to use additional soft tissues to reinforce the new implant pocket that has been created as well as use an artificial support mesh.

Implant Removal – This technique requires removing the original implants in order to reduce the effects the stretched skin. the surgeon will use the original incisions to remove the implants.

What is the recovery time after a Breast Revision Surgery?

The patient needs to follow all the after-care instructions in order to prevent complications as well as to facilitate faster results.

The time period required for recovery after a breast revision surgery differs mostly according to the type of breast revision surgery performed.

Most breast revision surgery results can be seen within 1-2 weeks as the swelling and bruising around the breasts begins to subside. The results after a breast revision surgery tend to improve with time.

What are the risks associated with Breast Revision Surgery?

As is seen in any form of major surgical procedure, the breast revision surgery procedures also carry certain risks of some complications that might arise, such as:

  • Anesthetic reaction
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reaction
  • Tissue damage
  • Unsatisfactory results

Connect with Travcure for the Best and Most Affordable Breast Revision Surgery in India

Travcure is known as the leader in providing the most efficient and affordable medical and surgical treatment in India for a large number of medical disease and conditions as well as a wide number of cosmetic procedures. India is home to the largest network of comprehensive and advanced cosmetic specialty hospitals and clinics that are equipped with the latest and most modern cosmetic surgical technology. These hospitals are managed by the country’s most distinguished and experienced cosmetic surgeons and specialists. Travcure is well-connected to these cosmetic specialty hospitals and clinics that allow it to offer truly bespoke treatment package for Breast Revision Surgery in India to every patient.


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