In Mullica Hill, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Bidic and board-certified surgeon Dr. Vinay Gundlapalli perform breast augmentation revision and implant exchange to help New Jersey women get the fuller, more beautiful breasts they want. Women who have had breast augmentation by other surgeons come to us for corrective surgery when their results don't turn out the way they envisioned. In addition, our surgeons perform elective implant exchange for women who want to make a change.
If think you might benefit from revision breast surgery, our surgeons have the experience and proven track record that can help you attain the look you want. To get started, request your consultation online or call (856) 362-8898 to schedule your appointment.
Reasons for Revision Surgery
As experienced breast enhancement surgeons, Dr. Bidic and Dr. Gundlapalli have years of experience helping women attain the breast size and shape that fits with their bodies and aesthetic goals. Women from throughout South Jersey visit us for breast augmentation revision surgery. Our surgeons are experienced in correcting complications from past surgery and perform elective breast implant exchange for women who simply want a change.
Changing Breast Implants
There are many reasons women choose to have their breast implants exchanged:
- Wanting larger or smaller breasts
- Changing implant fill material (saline, silicone, gummy bear)
- Adding or reducing fullness in the upper breast
- Enhancing cleavage
If you simply feel your initial breast augmentation results no longer suit you, our plastic surgeons can help you attain the look you envision for yourself with elective implant exchange.
The most compelling and urgent reason to have revision surgery is to correct a complication, especially if you are feeling physically uncomfortable or self-conscious about the way one or both of your breasts look. These procedures are often highly complicated and require a plastic surgeon who is trained and experienced in correcting many different concerns.
Our surgeons often draw on the skills they use performing reconstructive breast procedures when performing breast augmentation revision. A revision surgery can address a variety of complications:
- Implant rupture, leak, or deflation, which is obvious with saline implants but may require an MRI to be detected with older silicone implants.
- Capsular contracture, in which the scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant becomes firm and inelastic, making the breast feel tight or painful, and look distorted. This complication can occur months or years after surgery.
- Implant malposition, which develops when an implant drops too low, rises too high, or when both implants sit too close together or too far to the side.
- Asymmetry, resulting in significantly different sized breasts.
Your Revision Procedure
Our plastic surgeons typically perform revision breast surgery as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. The specifics of the surgery vary greatly with your reasons for having it. If possible, the surgeon will place the incisions in the same location as your original procedure. If your surgery will include a breast lift to reshape your breasts or if you need nipple correction, you may need more extensive incisions.
After making the incisions, the surgeon will remove the implants and then make the necessary corrections, which may include one or more of the following:
- Removing scar tissue
- Changing implant placement
- Revising or repairing the pocket
- Inserting material to support the implant
The ultimate goal is to achieve a beautiful, natural breast shape and balance between the breasts.
The Cost of Revision Surgery
The cost of breast augmentation revision in South Jersey varies considerably with the complexity of the procedure. You will be provided with an estimate at your consultation, taking into account your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
When considering breast revision surgery, it's especially important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon due to the complexity of the procedure. Our surgeons are specifically trained and experienced in revision breast procedures.
What to Expect After Surgery
The length of your recovery after breast augmentation revision will depend on the reason for your surgery. In most cases, patients will be able to go home the same day. If you have a simple implant exchange, recovery will likely be quicker than for your original procedure. If you are having corrective surgery, it may take longer for you to recover than the first time around.