What does breast augmentation revision cost?
As you might expect, the cost of a revision breast augmentation procedure varies quite a bit. The price of breast augmentation with Strattice ranges from $8,500 to $9,500. If you’re getting revision surgery, the cost depends on the reasons for the surgery, the extent of complications (if any), and whether you intend to replace your implants or simply remove them. If you’re replacing implants, the cost also varies depending on the type of implants you choose: saline or cohesive silicone gel. At the end of your consultation, we provide a detailed price quote that’s based on Dr. Larsen’s physical exam and your aesthetic goals.
How often do breast implants need to be replaced?
Many women can go 10 or 15 years, or even longer, without replacing their breast implants. Others experience issues after 5 years that prompt them to get revision augmentation. If you’re happy with the implants you have, there is no reason to replace them.
That said, implants are not designed to last forever. If you have silicone implants, it is important to maintain contact with your plastic surgeon and have regular MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) tests to ensure there are no cracks or ruptures.
How soon after an initial breast augmentation can I undergo revision surgery?
It’s important to remember that it may take months for you to see the full results of a breast augmentation procedure. Sometimes, a patient may be initially disappointed with the results, but end up quite happy. This is partly because the breasts need time to “settle” into their final position as they heal.
It’s best to wait at least a year before considering a revision procedure. If you’re experiencing complications that are more serious, such as an infection, you should contact your plastic surgeon immediately. But it’s best to be fully healed before undergoing additional surgery.