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Breast Implant Revision

Breast implant revision surgery is a procedure to either remove or replace existing breast implants

Whether your goals have changed, or you wish to correct a complication from a previous surgery, Dr Hunt can help you achieve your desired outcome.

If any of the following issues concern you, a consultation with Dr Hunt can aid you in deciding if breast implant revision surgery may benefit you:

  • Dissatisfaction with the result of your previous breast surgery
  • Complications associated with your implants, such as hardening, leaking, deflation or rupture
  • Complications associated with surgery, such as contracture, infection, shifting, rubbing, rippling or wrinkling of the implant
  • Incorrect size of your implants, or a desire for different sized implants

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Recovery after Breast Implant Revision Surgery

The recovery period after breast implant revision surgery can take several weeks for most patients. During this time, make sure to take analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after breast implant revision surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after breast implant revision surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep your body hydrated
  • Avoid ample arms movements

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Risks and Complications

Like any surgery, there are risks to be aware of before you proceed with breast implant revision surgery. These may include:

  • Unwanted outcomes
  • Infection
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Poor scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Breastfeeding complications
  • Implant leak or rupture
  • Capsular contracture

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Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide

A Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider this procedure.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of Breast Surgery, from what makes a good candidate, to pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from real-life patients.

How much does Breast Implant Revision Surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The costs for a Breast Implant Revision in Sydney range from $12.000 to $20.000. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is Breast Implant Revision surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate from Medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Breast Implant Revision Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for breast surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

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Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
  • Bring your GP Referral and your test results.

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Considering breast implant revision?

Is it for me?

If the results of your breast surgery have left you disappointed, you might consider revision surgery. This procedure may be an option if you have complications after a previous surgery. It may also suit patients who have old implants that need replacement, people who no longer want implants, or people who desire for a change in breast shape or size.

What is involved?

At your initial one-on-one consultation, Dr Hunt will take the time to understand your situation and your desired results. He’ll then outline your options, and help you decide how you’d like to move forward.

If you choose to go ahead with your breast implant revision surgery, Dr Hunt will perform the procedure in the hospital of your choice, under general anesthetic administered by one of his hand-selected anaesthetists. The details of the procedure will depend entirely on your personal situation. However, Dr Hunt will endeavour to design a surgical plan that fits in line with your goals.

Learn more about Dr Hunt’s breast augmentation mammoplasty work here.

When can I go home?

Depending on the details of your surgery, you may be able to go home on the same day as your surgery. However, you can also choose to stay overnight if you’d prefer.

Someone will need to stay with you for the first 24 hours.

How long will I be off work?

You will need around one week off work, depending on the nature of your job.

When can I resume my normal activities?

You will experience the most discomfort in the 24 to 48 hours after your surgery. Your breasts will be swollen and tender, although this should settle quickly. Your mild bruising should fade within around six days. However, a small amount of swelling may remain for three to five weeks.

You should restrict all physical activity for at least two weeks, and all strenuous activities for four weeks. Additionally, can’t do any chest, weights or stretching exercises for at least six weeks, to allow your incisions to heal.

When will I see the end result?

Most patients see the final result of your breast implant revision surgery at around six to nine months.

How much will breast implant revision cost me?

In most instances, breast implant revision surgery will cost more than the initial breast augmentation mammoplasty. This is mainly because the surgery is more complex and takes longer to complete. Patients who are choosing to insert larger or smaller implants or want to combine the revision procedure with a breast lift mastopexy should also be prepared to consider a higher final surgery cost. With this being said, there’s no real way to tell how much this procedure will cost without scheduling a consultation with Dr Hunt.

If your implants caused complications that pose a health risk, some of the costs of this procedure could be covered. You can discuss this option and find out more about claiming during your consultation once your needs have been discussed.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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