Breast implant revision surgery is performed to correct issues after breast implant surgery or implant-based reconstruction surgery. Or alternatively, for patients seeking a revision after a previous breast augmentation.
Breast Revision Sydney
Breast Revision Procedure
During your consultation, Dr Moradi will go through various things to have you fully informed of the procedure and what he can do to get you your desired results. He will also ask you some questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions are listed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need a breast lift?
Invariably most patients will require a lift to help tailor the breast tissue to the new pocket and new implant. You will have scars but shape is our ultimate goal at the expense of scarring.
What is an internal bra?
All revision cases need a form of internal bra. An internal bra gives extra support for the breasts and breast implants. This can also help women achieve the right firmness and cleavage they desire. The different options are:
- Reusing the existing capsule
- Suture techniques
- ADM or Mesh pockets and/or slings
- New Pocket formation
How long after infection can I get implants reinserted?
A minimum of 3 months. Bacteria thrives on foreign material. The bacteria creates a protective film around it, called Biofilm, meaning that antibiotics can't penetrate the bacteria.
The only option is to remove the foreign body which allows the body to eradicate the infection with the help of targeted antibiotics.
Can I re-use my implant if it isn't ruptured?
Yes, if you are happy with the size of the implant and need a lift or new pocket creation.
No, if you have capsular contracture. As we need to remove the capsule and the implant which has caused the capsule in the first place.
Breast Revision - Before and After Gallery
The before and after photos displayed here are several breast revisions performed by Dr Moradi.
You can see how Dr Moradi has given all these patients more symmetrical breasts either from unsuccessful augmentations, ruptured implants, or a bilateral infection requiring implant removal and re-augmentation.
How fantastic are the results Dr Moradi has achieved for his patients!
What is capsular contracture?
Capsular contracture is one of the most common causes of revision surgery.
Any foreign object, whether it is a breast implant, hip replacement, pacemaker instigates a foreign body response. The body recognises these objects as "foreign" and creates a scar around them.
Over time this scar or capsule can go hard.
It is not unique to breast implants. As you can see in this case, even fillers get capsular contracture. In fact, the main reason fillers haven't worked for breast augmentation is due to the high rate of capsular contracture.
Like a hip replacement which you can wear out after 10-20 years. Plan for changing your implants around the same time frame.
Does Medicare or Insurance cover surgery if you have a ruptured implant?
The answer is yes and no.
Yes medicare covers removal of ruptured implants however as soon as you insert a new implant in, medicare and therefore private insurance deems it cosmetic and it won't be covered.
The only time a ruptured implant will be covered is if the original surgery was performed for reconstructive reasons. Not cosmetic.
Contact Dr Moradi for more information on breast revision
By contacting Dr Moradi, you will be provided with in-depth information regarding breast revision and be able to organise a consultation.
During this consultation, your personalised treatment will be planned and you will be provided with further information.
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