What Can I Expect From Recovery for Breast Implant Revision Surgery?
- Asked 1 year ago
If I want to get my breast implants redone, and go up about 100 cc's, what is the recovery like for this type of procedure? I am under the muscle currently and figured it wouldn't be quite as bad since I am already stretched? Thanks so much for your input!
What Can I Expect Frm Recovery for Breast Implant Revision Surgery?Answr:
In most cases of straightforward implant exchange (same location, same incision,little to no capsule work) then the recovery should be really pretty easy. A little sore at the incision and very little implant pain. You should be surprised at how good you feel. It will be nowhere near like your first experience, and in fact, you may want to do it several times a year!!!....just kidding....
Recovery From Redoing An Augmentation
The first time around breast augmentation can be a bit tough, especially if the implants are placed under the muscle. A revision is usually dramatically easier in the recovery, but that's not the case all the time. It really depends on the exact nature of the revision as that term can encompass many different things. Your surgeon will be able to give you a detailed answer.
Breast implant revision with larger implants
You are correct that you might have less pain with your surgery, since the muscles are stretched. You do not state if you have any issues with your current implants or just want to up size. Depending on your height and weight, 100cc larger implants will make you go up at least 1/2 cup size. See a board certified plastic surgeon for an in person consultation and evaluation. Good luck.
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Breast Implant Revision Surgery and Recovery Time?
Thank you for the question.
Yes, you are correct. Revisionary breast surgery that you describe is generally associated with very minimal recovery time/discomfort, compared to first-time breast augmentation surgery. This is because the submuscular pocket has already been dissected/stretched.
I hope this helps.
Recovery time for breast implant revision
You are correct that implant revision surgery is typically much easier than the first augmentation recovery. Because the muscle and pocket are already lifted/created a simple implant removal and replacement takes about an hour even if you increase the size a bit. Most patients at my Austin, Texas plastic surgery practice feel quite good even just a day or two later. If the capsule requires some modification then that can hurt a bit but again minimal in my experience. Good luck! Dr Kerr
Expected Recovery from Breast Implant Revision
Post-Operative Healing following Breast revision varies from patient to patient and recovery recommendations also vary among different plastic surgeons - Best advice is to ask your surgeon his recommendations.
Below is what is typical for my practice.
Revision surgery is much less painful than your original surgery.
This is an outpatient surgery and you will probably go home in a bra or with only light dressings over the incision lines.
In my practice - Sutures are dissolvable but the ending knot is removed within 1-2 weeks.
Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days and return to work for light duty 1-2 weeks following surgery
Expected recovery after subpectoral implant revision
Depending on your chest wall circumference, increasing your implants 100 cc's will increase you anywhere from 1/2 or 1 cup size. This is a very small improvement. You do not describe any other reason for wanting to have your implants redone. If you want a lift done at the same time, that will add to the recovery as well. However, if all they are doing is going through the old incisions, adding 100 cc's to your current implants or replacing them with 100 cc larger ones will have minimal recovery time.
Best of Luck,
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
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Breast implant revision recovery varies
Depends entirely on what needs to be done. If all you need is to upsize with otherwise no problems, there is exceptionally little recovery. If you have capsular contractures or need pocket repairs, the recovery goes up. Good luck.
Revision breast augmentation
Often, revision breast augmentation with a small increase in volume usually does not have the same recovery as the first time around. Often there is less discomfort. Ont he other hand, you should take it easy and limit exertion for a few weeks afterwards. If more pocket work need to be done it is a different story.
What to expect from implant revision surgery
Usually, breast implant exchange surgery or revision surgery is much easier than a primary breast augmentation, but it also depends on what type of revision you are having.
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