Breast Revision Surgery
What Is Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast implants are a serious decision – but they are not a lifetime commitment. As our bodies change with age or our lifestyles evolve over time, we may wish to alter our breast augmentation results. This type of procedure – known as “breast revision surgery” or “secondary breast surgery” – can allow patients with implants to obtain more balance, symmetry and volume in their breasts. Alternatively, patients may choose to undergo breast revision surgery to correct the unsatisfactory results of a previous surgery or the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or weight gain.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Julie Khanna, MD, FRCSC, our plastics team is here to help you understand your breast revision surgery options. We will work with you to create a customized approach to your revision surgery – one that is designed to achieve your best results!
Am I a Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?
Candidates for breast revision surgery include patients who:
- Wish to change the size or shape of their implants
- Want to combat the effects of age or hormones on their implants
- Want their breasts to appear more supported (i.e., with breast lift surgery or mesh)
- Wish to correct less-than-desirable results from a previous breast augmentation
- Are experiencing an implant-related complication (e.g., a leak, a rupture or capsular contracture)
- Are simply no longer interested in having implants and want to have them removed
No matter your reason for pursuing revision surgery, Dr. Khanna and the rest of our team are on your side. Please feel free to discuss your every aesthetic need with our friendly, nonjudgmental plastic surgeon.
What Does Breast Implant Revision Surgery Involve?
Breast revision surgery is extremely customizable, and the procedures being utilized will depend on your individual needs. Your options for breast revision surgery include (but are not limited to):
- Replacing or removing the implants (known as an “explant surgery”)
- Breast implant removal or exchange combined with a breast lift
- Simultaneous implant exchange with fat (SIEF)
- Our exclusive radiofrequency skin tightening combined with the revision
Notably, ICLS is one of the only practices in Canada to offer P4HB mesh support for secondary breast surgery. The mesh acts as a lattice for new tissue ingrowth and regeneration, which can result in a stronger support for breast implants. This material is naturally broken down into CO2 and H2O by the body, providing stability during the healing process. While not every breast revision will require a mesh, Dr. Khanna is able to create beautiful, youthful-looking effects with this technique.
How Much Does Breast Revision Surgery Cost?
Pricing begins at $17,000 for a secondary breast augmentation at ICLS; however, keep in mind that breast revision surgery is a very customizable procedure, and fees may vary based on any additional procedures that may have been incorporated into the treatment plan. Other factors (such as whether or not the implants are being replaced, the extent and complexity of the surgery, and other components) can also impact the final price.
Dr. Khanna and the rest of our plastics team believe financial concerns should never stand in the way of the treatment you desire. For this reason, ICLS offers plastic surgery financing options through iFinance and Beautifi, two reputable third-party lending agencies. If you would like to know more about these programs or find out whether you are eligible, please feel free to get in touch with us.
Why Choose ICLS for Breast Revision Surgery?
It is critically important to seek out an experienced, skilled surgeon to perform breast revision surgery in order to maximize the potential of achieving successful outcomes. Dr. Julie Khanna is internationally renowned for her outstanding breast surgery results, and was even the first Canadian doctor to use cohesive gel implants for primary augmentation. She has also worked extensively in breast implant research, even contributing to the 1999 approval of silicone implants. Above all, she is kind, knowledgeable and dedicated, and her ability to empathize with her patients is one of her best attributes.
If you would like to learn more about breast revision, please contact ICLS today. Dr. Khanna will be happy to meet with you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the right size for my breast implants?
ICLS uses scientific measurements to accurately determine which range of implants would create the most natural and cosmetically appealing breast augmentation according to your shape, size and height. Cohesive silicone gel implants offer a natural look and feel, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Capsular contracture rates at ICLS are extremely low as a result of our exceptional surgical techniques, leading to a rapid recovery overall for breast surgery patients.
How much does a breast revision surgery cost?
Pricing begins at $17,000 for a secondary breast augmentation. Fees vary on combined procedures. Contact ICLS to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Drs. Khanna leads our Plastic Surgery department in a team-based approach and work collaboratively to create a tailor-made solution for every patient. This combined expertise provides patients with a superior experience before, during and after surgery. Your initial consultation may be with one of our surgeons however, you will meet both surgeons during your surgical journey.
Dr. Julie Khanna
Our internationally-renowned, double board-certified plastic surgeon is considered a leader in breast reshaping, body contouring and facial anti-aging procedures. Combining well-honed surgical skill with a commitment to ethical care, Dr. Julie Khanna looks beyond the procedure to the patient as a whole, from inner self to outer beauty.Dr. Khanna’s Profile