Breast Revision at UTMB Health

Breast Revision

Breast implant revision surgery replaces old breast implants with new implants, and can both enhance the breasts’ appearance and update the implant material.

Breast Revision Surgery

There are a number of reasons women choose to have breast implant revision surgery, from wanting a different breast size to worries about rupture or implant migration. Breast implant revision surgery replaces old breast implants with new implants, and can both enhance the breasts’ appearance and update the implant material. This procedure may include a concurrent breast lift or reduction; repositioning the implant; or changing the implant’s size, shape, or style.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I need/want this service?

​You may be a good candidate for a breast implant revision if you have implants and are unhappy with their size, shape, or appearance, or you have concerns about the integrity or condition of your implants. Candidates should be physically healthy, maintain a stable weight, and should not smoke. ​

What should I expect if I get this done?

Following a breast implant revision surgery, it will take at least six weeks for the swelling to subside and the breasts to feel softer and more natural. Because healing time is different for everyone, it may take longer for the breasts to soften, to resume normal sensation, for scars to fade, and to get used to the feel of the new implant.

What should I expect before my procedure?

​A consultation with one of our surgeons will be the best way to determine if you are a candidate for breast implant revision, what approach to take, and what size and type of implant will best meet your needs. You will get to review before and after pictures of other patients with similar body types to get an idea of what your result may look like. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and generally takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

What should I do after my procedure?

After surgery, you'll be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. You will receive instructions to follow at home and prescriptions for medication, and schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon. You should expect to keep your support garments on per your surgeon’s instruction, and limit activity. You may experience acute pain for up to five days and will have residual swelling for a few weeks. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully. You should allow a few weeks to months for the breasts to “settle” before seeing the final results.

Should I expect to have my implants replaced after a certain length of time?

Many times there is a lifetime warranty on the actual implant, but after 10 years the costs associated with replacement surgery are no longer covered. For this reason, some women choose to replace their implants within 10 years.

Can this be combined with other procedures?

Yes! Common surgeries combined with a breast procedure include tummy tuck or liposuction. Other body contouring procedures can be done at the same time. Schedule a consult with one of our surgeons to determine what is the best approach for you.

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Breast Revision at UTMB Health

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