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Breast Revision Mammoplasty

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns

What is breast revision surgery?
Because so many women have breast implants, it is becoming increasingly common for women to request a surgery known as Breast Revision, Breast Implant Replacement, Implant Revision, Secondary Surgery or Breast Redo. This is where surgery is undergone to replace the breast implant (not to be confused with Breast Implant Removal). Some of the reasons for revision surgery are to increase implant size, change shape, revise old implants or dissatisfaction with previous surgery results.

PRICE FROM $13,990

A premium surgical experience that’s affordable.

3D SIMULATOR

See your potential results to discuss at your consultation.

RECOVERY

from 72 hours but variable depending on the type of surgery.

LOCATIONS

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns with online consultations available.

BEFORE & AFTER

All breast revision surgery before and after results shown were performed by MINKST surgeons. The results shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise. See more results here.

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THE MINKST SURGICAL EXPERIENCE

MINKST offers all the options with state of the art technology and techniques to enhance your breast revision surgery experience including our 3D plastic surgery simulator. Even before your surgery consultation with your MINKST surgeon, our expert team will inform and guide you. We will ensure you are prepared and ready to get most out of your consultation.

Pre Surgery Consultation with your MINKST surgeon

At this consultation your MINKST surgeon will listen to your concerns and what you want to achieve. They will then develop with you a personalised operation plan including:

  • Shape of breast implant
  • Profile of breast implant
  • Surface of breast implant
  • Breast implant size
  • Brand of breast implant
  • Breast implant placement
  • Breast incision site
  • Need for capsule removal or not

Your surgeon will also ensure you have a clear understanding of the risk of breast implant revision surgery.

Surgery Day

Your procedure will be performed as day surgery under general anesthetic in an accredited, licensed hospital. The breast revision surgery itself takes from an hour to up to 3 hours depending on the reason for and complexity of the revision. You will spend typically a couple of hours under close supervision in the recovery area before being discharged. You will need a responsible adult to take you home and stay with you for the first night. Breast revision patients may need surgical drains for a day or two and if you do we will show you how to manage them.

Post Surgery

You will have your surgeon’s mobile phone number in case you need them and the MINKST team will regularly be in touch to ensure everything is running smoothly. We will have arranged your first post operative check up with your surgeon before you leave the hospital.

EXPERTISE

Why choose MINKST for your surgery?

  • Our cumulative experience exceeds 50 years in the cosmetic surgery field
  • MINKST Medical Director, Dr Daniel Fleming has performed over 6,000 breast implant procedures with over 25 years of experience, is internationally recognised as an author and researcher and acts as an advisor to the TGA.
  • All our Australian qualified doctors meet our stringent standards and are all fellows of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) or the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) – contact us for more details including qualifications, experience and their results
  • Led by your MINKST doctor, our team of experts will guide you through the entire surgical journey to help you achieve your best possible result.

RECOVERY

Breast implant revision is a day procedure with no need for an overnight stay. If you are not a local and cannot go home we have options for you.

Every patient is different but generally breast revision patients do not experience more than mild to moderate pain and discomfort during their recovery. Medication will be prescribed in case you need it. Approximately a week after surgery most patients can return to work. If you have a physical job you may need longer.

During the first few weeks some swelling and bruising will be present whilst the tissue is healing. This initially feels quite firm but gradually softens. Another consequence of the swelling is that it artificially lifts the breasts so you should expect some settling to a more natural result over the first few months.

BREAST REVISION RISKS

Breast revision, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks that individuals should be aware of before making a decision.

Common risks associated with breast revision include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, asymmetry, dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome, and the need for future revision surgeries. Complications specific to breast implants, such as rupture, rippling, or capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the implant) are also possible. Recent news has highlighted a potential association between textured breast implants and Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL).

It is crucial to consult with an appropriately qualified surgeon, thoroughly discuss all the potential risks, and carefully weigh the benefits against the risks to make an informed decision.

FAQ's

How soon after breast augmentation can I get a revision? 
The timing for breast augmentation revision can vary depending on several factors, including the reason for the revision, the healing process, and your surgeon’s recommendations. Generally, it’s advisable to wait at least six months to a year after your initial breast augmentation surgery before considering a revision. This allows adequate time for swelling to subside, tissue to settle, and for you to fully assess the results.

 

Does Medicare pay for removal of ruptured breast implants? 
In Australia, Medicare may cover the cost of breast implant removal surgery under certain circumstances. If the removal is deemed medically necessary due to complications or health concerns, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or other issues impacting your health, Medicare may provide coverage. However, if the removal is purely for cosmetic reasons or personal preference, Medicare typically does not cover the cost. In such cases, you would be responsible for covering the expenses associated with the procedure.

 

What’s a breast revision and how do you know if you need it?
A breast revision is typically performed to enhance the size of existing implants, address changes in appearance due to factors like weight loss or pregnancy, or correct issues that arose post-initial breast surgery. It may also be sought for addressing dissatisfaction with previous outcomes or managing complications. Consulting with a MINKST doctor / surgeon can provide personalised guidance on whether a breast revision is suitable for your needs.

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