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Breast Implant Revision


Breast Implant RevisionBreast implant revision or breast augmentation revision is necessary from time to time. There are two main types of revision. One is unfortunately when patients have issues with their initial surgery and need to have professional correction of the complications or results initially had. The other type of revision is more common and is more of long-term maintenance of the breast aesthetic appearance and implant maintenance. This would be in the case of a young woman who undergoes a breast augmentation in her younger years, has children, and or general life and body changes, and notices that over time there have been some changes to the aesthetic appearance of the breast. A revision in this patient could be needed to restore optimal shape, size, and appearance to what the patient desires at the present. Secondary breast surgery is advanced surgery. The surgeon you select for this secondary surgery is far more important than who you selected for your first surgery due to the complexity of the surgery. There are several changes that occur within the breast with having implants long-term. You must have an experienced surgeon to help navigate the goals and safely deliver the outcome. Of all of the procedures that Dr. Papillion performs, breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast implant exchange, and breast implant removal remain at the top of his surgery volume list. He is very experienced in dealing with all implant issues and has performed hundreds of breast surgery revisions.

Dr. Papillion has answered some of the most commonly asked questions about breast implant revision below. Keep reading to learn more!

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Quick Facts

Breast Implant Revision

Cost: 5500-15,000
Downtime: 3-10 days
Pain scale: 1-7
Also known as Breast implant exchange, Breast implant redo, Breast implant correction, Breast implant removal, Breast implant removal with lift, Breast augmentation correction, Breast implant removal with fat grafting

I am so happy that I found your practice and Dr. Papillon, I only wish I’d found him sooner! I was greeted warmly and helped right away when I arrived. I was very comfortable during the exam and all of my questions were answered thoroughly. I left feeling confident that I would use Dr. Papillion for this procedure mainly because I feel like his knowledge and attention to detail would extend beyond the exam room into the operating room. Dr. Papillion has an excellent bedside manner, which honestly is hard to find these days. I would feel 100% comfortable having my procedure done by Dr. Papillion.

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Why does the cost range so much?

The cost range depends on the procedure done. On occasion, the correction can be fairly simple requiring less time and expense. However, in larger revisions, the length of the case and additional supplies and methods such as mesh, fat grafting, and special implants, can add up very quickly leading to a higher cost.

Do I have to have drains after surgery?

Maybe. If the revision is small, you will not need a drain. If it becomes a larger revision, drains can be necessary to assist with fluid removal.

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Schedule your appointment for a consultation to find out more about the Breast Implant in Nashville. Contact our office to arrange your consultation with Dr. Paul Papillion.

What does recovery look like?

Since there is such a wide range of revision needs, I really can’t give a defined recovery. I would say in general for small revisions, you could be back at work 3 days later and exercising 2-3 weeks later. For larger revisions, you could be back at work 2 weeks later and exercising 6 weeks after. It really depends on what is needed to get you back to the look you desire.

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The best option when seeking a breast implant revision or redo would be to come and see a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Warner Papillion. You will have a detailed consultation reviewing what you desire and what is needed to get you there. Dr. Papillion’s expertise on this matter will be hard to beat. Book your appointment today! We would love to take care of you.