Breast Implant Revision - Everything You Need To Know - Seoul Guide Medical

Breast Implant Revision surgery is an excellent solution for patients that became unsatisfied with their breasts after some time or experienced complications after other operations such as breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery. If you feel like your previous breast surgery does not meet your aesthetical goals anymore, and you are thinking about changing them, keep reading about Breast Implant Revision.

What is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast Implant Revision, also referred to as corrective breast augmentation, is a type of surgery where breast implants from previous breast surgery are either removed or replaced with new implants to help restore the breasts’ appearance. There are several different reasons why someone chooses to undergo this procedure. 

First of all, many women want to change the size or shape of their old implants to either a larger or smaller size to satisfy their cosmetic concerns. This is also because implants are not built to last a lifetime, and therefore have to be replaced with new implants if one wants to maintain the results. Keep in mind that breast tissue is also changing throughout the years and can cause a change in the appearance of previous implants. Women that choose to do corrective breast augmentation do so usually around ten years after the original breast augmentation.

Another reason why Breast Implant Revision might be necessary is if the implant ruptured or started to migrate. One of the leading causes that leads to Breast augmentation revision surgery is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue is formed around the implant and may cause discomfort; it is reported to be one of the most common complications following breast augmentation surgery. However, less than 10% of patients experience difficulties after breast surgery, as it is generally a very safe and successful procedure. Further complications that are associated with breast augmentation can be avoided thanks to breast implant revision surgery.

As this is a more complicated surgery than typical breast augmentation, it is crucial to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with tremendous knowledge who will meet the patients’ desires and expectations.  

Breast Implant Revision in Korea

South Korea is known to have the most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons in the world. As Breast Implant Revision is a highly complicated surgery, surgeons in South Korea are the best option as they study the patients’ issue to the utmost detail and, with their highly qualified skills, deliver astonishing results. 

Not just that, but treatment and aftercare of patients have an excellent reputation in Korean clinics for both local and foreign patients. If you are considering getting Breast Implant Revision or any other treatment, Korea is the right choice.

Breast Implant Revision Procedure

Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with your plastic surgeon to discuss details about the desired results and surgery. The plastic surgeon will create a surgical plan where he addresses every individual’s single issue and precisely how he will correct them during operation to deliver the best results.

Shortly before operation, general anesthesia will be administered. Once it has taken into effect, the plastic surgeon will make an incision. It depends on the implant and location of the implant what type of incision will be made. The types of incisions are similar or/the same as the ones used in typical breast augmentation surgery:

  • Inframammary incision (sub-pectoral) – in the crease under the breast
  • Breast lift incision – either the vertical incision or Wise pattern incision
  • Peri-areolar incision – around the nipple

Once the old implants are removed or replaced with new implants, the incision is carefully closed using sutures. Some special conditions may require tape or clips to close an incision. 

Breast Implant Revision recovery

The recovery process and time are similar to breast augmentation. Right after the procedure and weeks after, there will be some swelling and bruising, this is normal and will resolve after some time. You will be advised to wear a surgical bra or any other type of garment during the healing time to avoid possible complications and to achieve satisfying results. Visible final results vary from patient to patient as everyone heals at their own pace. 

It is essential not to move your arms a lot around the first two days post-procedure as this could lead to discomfort and don’t do challenging activities for three weeks. It is possible to return to work after 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will provide further detailed information about recovery. 

Breast Implant Revision Before and After

breast augmentation via implants before and after 3 months

This patient has undergone a breast augmentation before with successful results. However, the implants slid down after some time and caused dissatisfaction to the patient as they were visibly misplaced. It is important to note that in general, the longer you have implants, the higher the chance that they will develop a complication. But keep in mind that implants don’t have an expiration date, and there’s no need to replace them unless you have a problem.

After breast implant revision, the old implants were replaced with new implants and correctly placed. The results are natural-looking, boosting the self-image and self-confidence of the patient. 

There are various reasons why someone wants to undergo breast implant revision. Complications after breast augmentation can occur, such as capsular contracture or implant malposition. Mostly, however, patients are just not as happy with their current implants as they used to be and want to change or remove them. Breast Implant Revision is a procedure to correct any complications or dissatisfaction from a previous breast surgery with promising results. 

South Korea has the world’s most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who perform procedures like this numerous times every year. If you are considering breast augmentation revision, South Korea is the right place to do so. For more information and a free consultation, don’t hesitate to contact Seoul Guide Medical.


Can the implant type be changed with Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

Yes, the implant type can be changed with Breast Implant Revision Surgery. In many situations, patients undergo this surgery to improve their implant from type A to type B, for example, from Saline Implants to Silicone Implants. Not just the type of implant, but the size, shape, texture, and contour can be changed thanks to Breast Implant Revision Surgery.

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