Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery
With hundreds of thousands of women receiving Breast Implants every year in Australia it is no wonder that Breast Augmentation Revision has become its own area of specialty.
Breast Augmentation remains on top of the list as one of the most popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures year after year.
Patients are typically very satisfied with their breast augmentation procedure, but compromised results occasionally occur. Fortunately, most of these can be significantly improved with Breast Augmentation Revision surgery.
No. 1 reason that women opt for revision breast surgery is that they wish they went bigger
Breast augmentation revision is a surgical procedure performed to remove or replace implants from a prior breast augmentation. Women elect breast augmentation revision for various reasons including a change in personal preference or medical purposes.
Breast augmentation revision is often more complex than the initial breast augmentation. It’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like ours at Phuket International Hospital, who have had years of training and experience performing breast augmentation revision surgery.
Revision or secondary breast augmentation can range from being a simple procedure to being a very complex one. There is a multitude of factors involved, and some of these we explore in the text below.
Your breast implants may need to be removed or replaced if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue tightens and hardens around one or both implants)
- Implant rupture or leakage (caused by breast trauma, implant age or implant malfunction)
- Double Bubble Breast Implants
- Implant visible, palpable or rippling
- Poor implant placement or bottoming out
- Poor outcome of your initial breast augmentation
- Regret about the size of your breast implants
- Regret about your decision to get breast implants
When any of the problems listed above occur with breast implants, some choose to take action while others do not. Most issues typically do not pose an imminent danger or health risk, and the cost of breast augmentation revision surgery may not be a worthwhile investment if the problem is minimal.
What’s involved in Breast Augmentation Revision?
Depending on the individual patient, revision surgery in Thailand may involve one or a combination of the following procedures:
A. Removal of the old implants and replacement with “like-for-like” or different size, type or shape implant.
B. Removal of thickened contracted scar tissue lining the implant pocket (capsulectomy).
C. Modification of the existing implant pocket to allow for the insertion of a much larger implant and/ or reducing the gap between the implants (capsulotomy).
D. Modification of the existing implant pocket to correct bottoming out, descent of the breast crease and lack of support.
E. Breast implant pocket switch from above to below the muscle to address rippling and recurrent capsular contracture.
F. Breast uplift/ reshaping (mastopexy) to correct droopiness.
What is cost of Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery?
The cost of having Breast Implant Revision surgery in Thailand may vary., depending on the type of revision required.
Some implants may be under a life-time warranty. If you still have the records of your old implants, it may be worth contacting the implant company and ask about any possible reimbursement in regards to removal and replacement of the implants concerned
Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket. The more information you can provide on the original surgery and any investigative step you have taken, the easier it will be for the surgeon to determine the best course of treatment.
The pricing below is for standard Breast revision in Phuket at Phuket International Hospital and should be used a guide only pending having surgical recommendations provided.
|Removal of Breast Implant + Capsulectomy||100,000||$3800|
|Simple Revision of Breast Implant||150,000||$5,800|
|Removal of Breast Implant||60,000||$2100|