Dr. Kobienia performs breast revision surgery, also known as breast implant replacement or breast augmentation revision, for women facing a number of cosmetic and physical concerns after an initial breast enlargement surgery. If you need to replace a breast implant, address a complication resulting from breast augmentation, or correct the unsatisfactory results of a previous surgery, a revision procedure may be a good option for you.
Common reasons why women may choose to revise their implants include:
Breast implants that have shifted from their original position
A change in breast shape because of pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss
Saline implants that have lost volume and definition because of a leak
X-rays revealing a leak in a silicone implant
A desire to change the shape or size of the breasts
Excessive scar tissue has caused the breast to become misshapen
To ensure that the results of your breast revision surgery will be to your satisfaction and help you achieve peace of mind, Dr. Kobienia will first conduct a thorough consultation with you. He will ask you about your ideal breast shape and size, along with any other characteristics you wish to change. In doing so, he can accurately determine whether your goals can realistically be met. If you can provide as much detail as possible about your initial surgery, it will be of great value in planning your revision procedure.
Because this procedure is highly individualized, it may draw upon numerous techniques associated with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction. The surest way to achieve optimal results through breast revision surgery is to be straightforward and realistic about your goals.
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See a selection of our happy patients who chose Dr. Kobienia for their cosmetic transformation. Keep in mind that all photos in our gallery are for education only and your results may vary.
Breast augmentation revision surgery needs to be highly customized to address the specific concerns each woman has. For instance, a ruptured implant will need a different surgical approach than a case of capsular contracture.
Dr. Kobienia has the experience to fully assess concerns and complications from your original breast augmentation and develop a surgical plan that can help you achieve the look you want.
Implant Revision Recovery
The recovery period following breast implant revision surgery is generally similar to your initial surgery. Dr. Kobienia will want to monitor your recovery closely, particularly for new signs of capsular contracture if that is what prompted the revision procedure.
You should go into a revision procedure with the goal of improvement in breast appearance, but not necessarily achieving the “perfect” result. Having realistic expectations is a big factor in feeling good about your revision result and being able to enjoy an improved self-image.
Breast Implant Revision FAQs
How much does breast implant revision surgery cost?
Every breast implant revision surgery is unique and based on your ultimate goals. The cost of your breast implant revision surgery will depend on many different factors including your desired implant replacement option, whether or not you are adding a breast lift, the reason for your breast implant revision, and your surgeon’s experience with the procedure. Additional costs, such as hospital costs, anesthesia fees, and prescription medications will also affect your breast implant revision total.
Should I return to my original breast implant surgeon for my revision surgery?
If you are comfortable with your original breast implant surgeon and they are experienced with breast implant revisions, then there is no reason you can’t return to your original surgeon. Because implant revision surgery is often more complicated than initial breast implant procedures, your surgeon may not feel comfortable with the new procedure.
How can I find a breast implant revision surgeon near me?
When looking for a surgeon for a breast implant revision, you want to find someone that has extensive experience with this type of procedure. Ask to see before and after photos that are similar to your case in order to get a clearer picture of what you can expect when it comes to your results.
Who is an ideal candidate for breast implant revision surgery?
Ideal candidates for breast implant revision surgery are healthy and do not have any underlying medical concerns, with the exception of breast implant illness (BII). Breast implant revision surgery can address anything from not being happy with your initial breast implant results to cases of capsular contracture, implant rupture, breast implant illness, or simply changing out older breast implants.
Do I have to replace my breast implants?
Deciding whether to replace your implants or choose another option depends on your personal goals and your overall health. Replacing existing implants is not necessary. You may decide to return to your natural breast profile, opt for smaller or larger implants, or choose fat grafting or a breast lift instead. Together with your surgeon you can determine which option will best help you achieve your goals.
What are my options for breast implant revision?
When you decide to remove your current breast implants, you do not necessarily need to replace your implants. While breast implant replacement is an option, you may also choose fat grafting, a breast reduction, or a breast lift instead. All of these procedures can be done as a part of your breast implant revision.
Is breast implant revision surgery painful?
During your breast implant revision procedure, you will be under anesthesia so you should not experience any pain or discomfort. During recovery, you may experience discomfort or pain depending on the extent of your procedure and whether you choose new implants, fat grafting, or a breast reduction. This pain and discomfort can be managed with over the counter or prescription pain medications.
Will my insurance cover breast implant revision surgery?
In general, cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. However, in cases of capsular contracture or ruptured implants, surgery may be medically necessary, and parts of the procedure may be covered by medical insurance. Before scheduling your breast implant revision procedure, talk with your surgeon and medical insurance provider.
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Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Brian Kobienia,
2805 Campus Drive, Suite 485,Minneapolis,MN-55441, Telephone No.612-930-1111
If you are unhappy with your breast augmentation surgery, choose breast implant revision from Minneapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Kobienia.