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Breast Revision

Many women are so excited to get breast augmentation that they may not realize their breast implants may not last forever. Breast implants have a shelf-life; however, this time frame is different for every woman. Most breast implant manufacturers have a 10-year warranty to remove and replace implants, and it is always a good idea for patients to review this information with their doctor. Breast revision is a secondary breast enhancement surgery that is performed to correct or adjust the results of a previous breast augmentation. Breast revision, or breast implant exchange, allows women to remove their implants permanently (if they are displeased) or exchange them for healthy implants or implants of a different size or shape.

0-1.5 hrs
2-3 weeks

of procedure time

type of anesthesia

of recovery time

scarring, Some scarring at incision area which will fade over time

Common Names

Breast implant revision, Breast revision


of Breast Revision

Breast revision allows women to:

  • Restore aesthetic and comfort

  • Repair an implant complication

  • Resize their breast implant

  • Return to a natural breast aesthetic


Breast revision is performed to correct a wide range of issues or address changing personal preferences.

  • Implant Complications: Complications can occur at any time following your initial breast augmentation that require the removal and replacement of the implant.

  • Common complications include: Capsular contracture, where the surrounding scar tissue hardens and starts to contract around the implant, causing aesthetic distortion and physical discomfort
    Implant rupture or leaking, where the silicone shell of the implant weakens and tears, allowing the inner contents of the implant to potentially leak into the body
    Implant displacement (including bottoming out, symmastia, and double bubble deformity), where the implant moves out of the breast pocket

  • Changes in Aesthetic Preference: Following breast augmentation, some women desire larger implants, others desire smaller implants, and some regret their choice for breast implants altogether. Breast revision allows women to exchange their breast implants for ones of a different size, shape, or texture, or it can let them remove their breast implants permanently.



Breast revision is performed on women who are experiencing a complication with their implant or who are displeased by the look or feel of their augmented breasts.


Candidates for breast revision should identify with one of these reasons, be in good health, and have realistic expectations of their results.


Breast revision involves the removal (and often replacement) of your breast implants. Breast revision is performed under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety. This procedure usually takes between an hour and an hour and a half to complete. An incision is made along the inframammary fold or around the areola to remove the breast implant and surrounding scar tissue. If your implants are being exchanged, the new implant will be inserted into the breast pocket. If you have decided not to replace your implants, then your breast pocket will be tightened, and the incisions closed.


  • Return flights

  • Private, unshared transfers from the airport to your hotel, and to/from your medical appointment/s at the hospital

  • Hospital and surgical fees

  • Hospital and 4* or 5* hotel stay (this duration varies depending on your procedure.

  • Find out more in ‘Fast Facts’ above)

  • Daily breakfast at your hotel

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your hospital stay

  • Comprehensive aftercare during and after your procedure

  • Phone access to our registered doctors and nurses on your return home.

Breast Revision Pre and Post
Pre and post-surgery

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