Breast Implant Replacement?

Thank you for all your comments they have been very helpful. How painful is having a second op compared to the first one? I have spoken to my surgeon who said its not as painful second time around and to expect minimal discomfort but what does he actually mean by this? I'm having my 700cc implants removed and replaced with a much small implant and I want to be prepared. Thank you

Doctor Answers 3

2nd time around-usually easier

I would agree with your surgeon! There seems to to be less discomfort when secondary procedures are performed. Keep us posted.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Having a second surgery is definitely a lot better than the first time around. Pain is different in regards to 1 patient to another.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Pain & Recovery From a Breast Implant Revision

Patients will feel sore and tired during the first 48 to 72 hours following surgery. During these first few days, you may engage in light activities, but must refrain from lifting or raising  your arms above your head. Regeneration of the sensory nerves is accompanied by tingling, burning, or shooting #pains which disappear with time and are nothing to be alarmed about. If, however, #swelling, redness, infection, or drainage accompanies this, then you will need to see the doctor at the office.

Swelling and #bruising will subside during the first week after surgery and can be managed by pain medication. The initial surgical tapes will be removed a few weeks after surgery during a post operative visit. #Revision patients typically may return to a work a few days after surgery (only a light workload during the first two weeks). Showers are permitted on post op day #3 if there are no drains.
Scars will progressively fade throughout the first year following surgery and products may be applied a few later but only with your surgeon's permission .

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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