Breast Implant Revision & Replacement

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Reasons for Breast Implant Revisions

The most common reasons for breast implant revisions include:

  • Wanting to increase or decrease the breast size
  • Rupture, leakage, or deflation of an implant
  • Discomfort and pain from scar tissue capsular contracture
  • At the time of a breast lift or breast reduction
  • To update to a cohesive style implant.
  • Reshaping the breast and implant pocket

The objectives are usually two-fold: to update the implant material as well as to refine the breast appearance. The type of revision required may vary considerably depending on the nature of the deformity. Ultimately the surgical plan developed at Brandon Plastic Surgery will reflect your specific desires and goals.

Brandon Plastic Surgery is located 51 Minutes from Lakeland, 35 minutes from Wesley Chapel and one hour from Winter Haven.

Who is a good candidate for a Breast Implant Revision procedure?

You should be well informed and have researched breast implant revision procedures and before and after photos. In addition, you should be:

  • Healthy with no contraindications to surgery
  • Well-motivated
  • Have realistic expectations
  • A nonsmoker and at a stable weight


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How much does Breast Implant Revision Cost?

The total cost will depend on a number of factors

  • Are the implants covered under the manufacturers warranty ?
  • Is General Anesthesia required ?
  • Will a Mastopexy or Breast uplift be required.
  • Does your health insurance cover your reconstructive implants ?
  • Is a Pathology evaluation and report needed ?
  • Is a Hospital or Surgical Facility required?

The Surgical Fee of a Breast implant Redo will vary anywhere from $1000 to $10,000 dollars and above depending upon the complexity of the required revision.

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Your Consultation for Breast Implant Revision

It is important that you choose an accomplished and qualified surgeon, one whose insight and years of experience will guide you appropriately. Ask to see actual before -and -after -photos and if your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During your consultation Dr. Shienbaum will carefully review your prior surgery, evaluate your medical condition and suitability for surgery, discuss your treatment options and develop a treatment plan in accordance with your personal needs and desires. He will inform you of your anticipated recovery time and when you can resume your normal activities.  To find Brandon Plastic Surgery, our office is 48 minutes from Bradenton, 15 minutes from Riverview and 18 minutes from Tampa.


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Manufactures Breast Implant Warranty


Offers a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy for their saline (saltwater) implant deflations or their MemoryGel silicone implants leakage or rupture.


Offers free Lifetime Replacement for ruptured implants and out of pocket assistance of up to $ 3500 dollars for 10 years. For Capsular contracture Baker Grade III/V 10-year replacement for both affected and contralateral implants and up to 2,000 dollar financial assistance (up to 2 years).


Offers Lifetime free implant replacement. 20-year free implant replacement and associated cost coverage for grade four capsular contracture, late forming seroma, or double capsule.

Breast Implant FAQS

Will breast implants cause stretch marks?

Stretch marks are caused by very rapid stretching, breakdown, and separation of the underlying dermal layers. Often, it is associated with hormonal changes and a genetic predisposition. While it is quite possible to have stretch marks after breast augmentation, it is unusual. Usually, the breast stretch marks occur when other body striae are present before the actual breast implants.

Will my breast implants feel real?

The feel of your implants will depend on the type of implant selected, placement above or over the muscle, the thickness of your existing breast tissues, and the type of capsule formed by your body. Silicone implants will feel more like your normal breast fat, and the anatomical-shaped, thick silicone gel implants will feel firmer. Over-the-muscle placement will have more normal pliability, especially if you have a soft capsule and some natural breast tissue of your own. The smaller the implant chosen, the less noticeable it becomes, and textured implants can feel overly stiff and immobile. Many women are satisfied with a large variety of breast implant choices.

Can breast implants restore my empty breasts?

Loose and deflated breasts with minimal sag or ptosis are ideal candidates for breast implants. Simply restoring the breasts to their original volume will give the immediate result. Whether from weight loss, breastfeeding, pregnancy, or the aging process, breast implants can provide a return of the natural shape, projection, and fullness of the breasts.

Will breast implants help wide separated breasts?

The chest wall is not flat but is cylindrically shaped with curved ribs and outwardly pointed breasts. A prominent breastbone (pigeon breast) will accentuate this outward effect while an indented or sunken breastbone (pectus excavatum) will allow for deeper cleavage but with somewhat inwardly pointing breasts. Deviating from the natural contour lines of the breast by overly releasing the normal skin or muscle attachments at the midline can lead to less than desirable results. Implants must be centered under the nipple complex– positioning the implants closer to the center midline can result in outwardly pointing nipples. Overly thick breast and chest wall tissues will conceal the contour enhancements provided by implants. Thin skin and breast tissues will often require muscular coverage to pad and soften the breast outlines. Adding larger volume implants will not necessarily correct many cleavage issues.

How much cleavage will breast implants provide?

Cleavage after breast implants depends on many factors, including the structure and shape of the chest wall, the relative position of the nipples, the thickness of the surrounding breast tissues, and the type and size of implants used. Some women request maximum projection combined with the tight cleavage produced with push-up bras or crossing one’s arms. If your breasts are widely separated, either from a broad or prominent breastbone (sternum) or outwardly positioned nipples, this type of cleavage will be difficult to achieve. Altering the normal breast boundaries by sliding the implant closer together under the thin skin of the sternum can result in both palpable or visible rippling at the cleavage line.

Can breast implants be reduced in size?

Reducing implant size also reduces breast volume, which can result in sagging if the breast tissues and skin cannot contract well enough on their own. Additionally, a nipple/areola that looks proportional with larger implants may appear too large with a smaller implant size.

Can breast implants be removed and not replaced?

Yes. When removing your breast implants you can either choose to replace them with new implants or no implants at all. Most women who remove their breast implants and not replace them, look to have a mastopexy.

Can capsular contracture go away by itself?

Capsular contracture will typically not resolve without some sort of treatment.

Can I have my breast implants removed?

It is possible to have breast implants removed for medical or cosmetic reasons. This procedure is typically referred to as a breast revision surgery.

Can you feel a ruptured breast implant?

Changes in sensation or pain are possible in the case of a ruptured breast implant.

Does insurance cover breast revision?

Some health insurance plans will cover breast revision surgery in cases of capsular contracture or implant ruptures.

How long does it take to recover from breast revision surgery?

Most patients will return to work or other normal routines within about 1-2 weeks of their breast revision surgery. A majority of side effects, such as swelling or bruising, will resolve within about three weeks.

How do you fix capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture can be addressed surgically to remove any hardened scar tissue along with the breast implant.

How often should breast implants be replaced?

Breast implants should be replaced whenever they show signs of issues such as leaks, ruptures, or capsular contracture. They may also be replaced for a different size, shape, or type of implant according to the patient’s aesthetic preferences.

How soon after breast augmentation can I get a revision?

In most cases, you should wait at least six months before choosing to undergo a breast revision.

What is breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery is a procedure in which the breast implants are removed and, if the patient chooses, replaced. This can be done in cases of issues like capsular contracture or implant rupture or to change the appearance of the breasts after an initial augmentation.

Is it dangerous to have breast implants removed?

Like all surgeries, there are some risks in a breast implant removal. However, the surgery is generally considered safe for appropriate candidates.

What are the early signs of capsular contracture?

Early signs of capsular contracture include pain or a tightening sensation, changes in size or shape, or hardening of the breasts.

Can breast implants change shape over time?

Yes. Breast implants and the breast tissue surrounding them can change over time and a breast revision may be necessary to get back the desired results.

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