Breast implant revision surgery is designed to correct complications from a primary breast augmentation procedure, which has created a health risk, or a cosmetic issue has evolved. This procedure generally involves the removal and/or replacement of breast implants.
Breast implant revision surgery would generally be suited to individuals who have experienced issues or complications with previous breast augmentation procedures. The ideal candidates for this procedure are women over 18 years of age or older, are in good physical health, not currently pregnant or breast feeding, psychologically stable, and have realistic expectations.
This relies heavily upon the technique adopted by Dr Turner to conduct the procedure, your anatomy, and the types of complications you have endured. Breast implant revision surgery generally takes approximately one to three hours, however this will vary according to the above specifics.
All surgery carries the possibility of complications such as unsatisfactory results, excessive bleeding, infection and adverse reaction to anesthesia. Similarly with an initial breast augmentation, the risks of this particular procedure includes nipple sensitivity /loss in sensitivity, capsular contracture, rupturing rippling and leaking.
Dr Turner will make incisions in either the crease of the breast, below the breasts or around the areola. This procedure is performed with delicacy and precision to prevent the risk of a secondary breast revision surgery. Dr Turner will determine the best treatment regime for you during your preliminary examination.
Some of the problems this procedure can address are as follows: capsular contracture, implant rupturing/leakage, unnatural manifestation, breast implant wrinkling and incorrect placement of the breast implants. Older breast implants should be inspected by Dr Turner, he will determine whether they require replacement due to age.
You may require some assistance during the first few days of your recovery, due to lack of mobility and the effects of the medications. You may have drainage tubes in place to assist with any excess fluid. It is recommended you take rest during your recovery period and that you take the medications prescribed by Dr Turner or your anaesthetist. You will be contacted by us the day after your surgery to review your progress and answer any queries you may have.