Breast Augmentation Revision with Breast Implants

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Breast implants do not last forever, and the exchange of breast implants can become necessary for many reasons – some of these are due to original implant choice and position, while some are due to way the body has healed after the surgery or changes in the breast itself with time or pregnancy/breast feeding.

Dr Cope sees many patients from other surgeons both in Australia and overseas who need implants exchanged or breast augmentation revision surgery.

This surgery is much more complicated than the first breast augmentation surgery and has more risks associated with the surgery. However, if you are insured then some of the costs are usually paid by your health fund.

Some of the most common reasons for having implant revision include:

  • displacement of the implant position, which causes either a too wide or too narrow cleavage, or a ‘double-bubble’ if the implant is lower than the breast
  • capsular contracture, when your body’s scar around the implant becomes firm
  • rippling, when the amount of tissue covering your implant is too thin
  • change in implant size (either up or down) or change in shape
  • the breast has become droopier over time, especially with pregnancy and breast feeding

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