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Breast Augmentation Revision in New York

Written by Dr. Jacobs

There are several reasons women seek breast augmentation revision. When a patient chooses revision surgery several months after her initial procedure, it can be due to a complication such as capsular contracture—hardening of scar tissue that happens from time to time around a breast implant. When revision takes place years after breast augmentation, it’s often to change the size or type of breast implants, or to replace a ruptured implant.

We also meet with candidates for breast augmentation revision in New York who are unhappy with the work of another cosmetic surgeon. Sometimes patients don’t completely understand the meaning of credentials such as board certification and choose an inexperienced surgeon, or even one whose training is in a different field altogether.

Whatever your reason for considering breast augmentation revision, a consultation with Dr. Elliot Jacobs is a wise move. He’s a highly experienced plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and many women have trusted him with breast augmentation revision over the years.

Our Breast Augmentation Revision Philosophy

Like other revision surgeries, breast augmentation is more challenging the second time around. Scar tissue is always present. Breast skin and ligaments may have changed dramatically following the initial surgery – they will likely be somewhat stretched out, for instance. In fact the entire anatomy of the breast will not be what it was prior to that first surgery.

With these considerations in mind, our goal will be to achieve a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your breasts, giving you a natural, pleasing look. We’ll start forming the surgical plan together with you during your consultation. Bring photos to share, especially photos of your breasts prior to the initial breast augmentation (if you have them). We’ll listen to your goals, review the options and help you make informed decisions about your breast augmentation revision in New York.

Though challenging, this procedure is rewarding for plastic surgeon and patient!

Breast Augmentation Revision Overview

Breast augmentation revision is a highly individualized procedure. We’ll plan surgery to meet your unique needs, including type and size of implant, incision sites, placement under or over the chest muscle and any special repair that may be required.

We perform most corrective breast surgery under intravenous sedation, also called twilight anesthesia, in our Manhattan plastic surgery suite that’s fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the organization that evaluates hospitals across the country. If you had general anesthesia for your first procedure, you will likely appreciate the more gentle effects of twilight anesthesia. Breast augmentation revision can take about 90 minutes to almost twice that time, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

The recovery process will be similar to that of your first breast enlargement surgery. You’ll need to rest for a few days and gradually add work and light activities into your schedule. You can manage soreness, light swelling and bruising with medication as needed and cold compresses. Strenuous exercise will need to wait a few weeks.

When it comes to breast augmentation revision, there’s a lot to consider. The best way to make decisions is to work with a board certified plastic surgeon who has been performing these procedures for many years. Call 212-570-6080 for a consultation with Dr. Jacobs, or fill out our short online form to learn more.

Breast Augmentation Revision FAQ

How soon can I have breast augmentation revision surgery?

Since it takes a while for your body to heal completely and implants to settle into place following your first surgery, we advise waiting several months before considering breast augmentation revision.

Can I change from saline to silicone breast implants?

Yes, we often work with patients with saline implants who decide to change to silicone gel breast implants. Surgery is straightforward and recovery is usually easier the second time around.

Can I get my implants removed without getting new ones?

Occasionally women opt for complete removal of their implants, and we do perform this procedure. There are considerations to be discussed, however, such as excess skin and the potentially startling change in your looks. An in-depth consultation is an excellent venue for weighing the pros and cons.

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Plastic Surgery Manhattan - Dr. Elliot W. Jacobs, M.D. specializes in Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty and other Plastic Surgery procedures serving Manhattan, New York City and the surrounding area. Phone: (212) 570-6080

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