Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery is performed to correct cosmetic or health issues from a previous breast surgery, or to replace implants. The goal of breast revision surgery is to create youthful, beautiful and natural looking breasts.
What is a breast revision surgery?
Breast revision surgery improves or corrects an unsatisfactory outcome of a previous breast surgery and removes old breast implants or replaces them with new ones.
Breast revision surgery may:
- Enhance the appearance of your breasts – if you desire larger, smaller or more pert looking breasts, if your implants are displaced or rotated, or if you have misshapen breasts.
- Update the material your implant is made from, with new and improved implants.
- Correct any complications resulting from a prior breast augmentation or breast reconstruction such as capsule contracture (where scar tissue around your implant has become tighter and may be causing you pain) and implant ruptures.
What does a breast revision surgery involve?
Breast implant surgery involves surgically removing your implants and any excess scar tissue if needed, and placing new implants or restoring your breasts to their natural size and shape without implants.
It is performed under general anaesthetic and typically takes one to two hours.
The exact procedure your surgeon will use for breast revision surgery will depend on the reason for your revision. Your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you in detail beforehand.
Often your surgeon will use the same incisions that were used to insert your original implants. A breast lift may be done at the same time, and this will require incisions to be made on the line of your areola vertically underneath it.
Your surgeon will take out your old implant. They may remove part or all of the capsule scar tissue. If you are changing breast implant size, they will enlarge or reduce the pocket for your breast implant to fit. This will insert the new implant if required.
The wounds are closed with dissolvable stitches.
Am I eligible for a breast revision surgery?
A breast implants revision may be performed for numerous reasons, both medical and cosmetic. It can address breast changes that may happen over time due to:
- Age, pregnancy and weight related body changes
- The condition of your implants and surrounding breast tissue
- Your breast appearance preferences.
Breast revision surgery is secondary surgery. You may be eligible if:
- You are unhappy with the shape, size or appearance of your breast implants. You may wish to increase or decrease the size of your breasts, correct asymmetry, reposition your implants, or remove them altogether.
- You are concerned about the condition or material of your implants.
- You have pain from capsular contracture.
- You are in good health and maintain a steady weight.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You are a non-smoker.
Breast revision surgery cost
Breast revision surgery cost varies depending on the exact type of breast revision surgery you require. As a guide, breast revision surgery cost at Clifton Park Hospital starts at £5,475.
In some instances, breast revision surgery may be covered by private health insurance. We advise you to check directly with your insurance provider and get written confirmation before commencing treatment.
Also, your implant warranty may cover some of the costs associated with this surgery. There is often a 10-year time frame when these costs are covered. We recommend checking with your implant provider to find out more about your implant warranty cover.
Here at Clifton Park Hospital we offer a Total Care package so you know the exact cost of your breast revision surgery before you consent to the procedure, and this will not increase even if your stay in hospital becomes longer or more complex than anticipated.
We also offer affordable finance options such as interest-free finance so you can have your breast revision surgery without waiting.
What happens after a breast revision surgery?
Following your breast revision surgery, you may have dressings or bandages applied to your incisions.
You should follow the instructions of your plastic surgeon and attend scheduled follow-up visits.
Visible bruising should subside within two weeks and swelling will decrease over three weeks.
You can expect to return to work after one to two weeks. You should avoid vigorous activity for three weeks.
Breast revision surgery at Clifton Park Hospital
Here at Clifton Park Hospital we work in partnership with highly experienced and qualified plastic surgeons, who are GMC-registered with a plastic surgery qualification.
We take great care in evaluating the needs of our breast revision surgery patients to ensure that we provide the aesthetic appearance they desire. We offer detailed pre-surgery information and use the latest implants to ensure the best possible result.
Our hospital is regulated by the Care Quality Commission and provides the reassurance of a safe environment for breast surgery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Patients benefit from convenient appointments, excellent aftercare, and payment options to suit their finances.
Contact us to book an appointment.