Recovery From Breast Implant Revision vs. Breast Augmentation Surgery

straight haired girl wearing and touching her white bra Breast augmentation is a safe and effective surgical procedure frequently performed to give women a larger or more toned appearance to their chest or want to change the shape of their breasts.

Although breast augmentation surgery is considered a permanent procedure, in that your breasts will not return to their original size or shape after the surgery, the implants themselves do not last forever. Whether due to nearing the end of their lifespan, or another issue that requires replacements, breast augmentation surgery is nearly always required at some point after the first procedure.

There have been many advancements in the technology of the materials used for the actual implants. Whether silicone or saline implants are chosen, the implants used today last longer than those of the past, and if there are issues before the expected lifespan, any rupture is much safer. The material used in modern silicone implants stays together instead of disintegrating.

However, the average lifespan for a breast implant is around 10 years. Although implants that remain in good shape and are not ruptured can last longer, this is when a breast implant revision surgery is performed.

If you need a breast implant revision surgery, the procedure is not much different than the breast augmentation surgery you had. Just like before, the procedure will be performed in an outpatient surgical center and take around 2 hours. Once the new implants are in place, you will return home the same day.

It will still take a few weeks to months to recover. However, recovery from breast revision surgery often comes with less pain and discomfort as your body is already used to the size of the implants, and the tissue around the implants has already adjusted to the implants.

Although there may be concerns with undergoing another surgical procedure, the recovery is usually easier than after breast augmentation. Dr. Salzman can explain the recovery and help fit the procedure into your schedule. Call Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY, at 502-425-5200 or visit to schedule a consultation today.

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