Breast re-augmentation, also known as ‘Revision Breast Surgery’, is a cosmetic surgical procedure whereby existing, current implants are removed and replaced with new implants.
The procedure may also remove any internal scar tissue and repair the pocket of the old implant, ready for re-augmentation.
In the majority of patient cases, the entire surgical procedure is performed through the original incision site to minimise scarring and eliminate the need for additional incisions.
Breast implant replacement is often confused with breast explant – where a patients implants, either silicone or saline, are completely removed and are not replaced with new implants.
Instead, breast re-augmentation procedures always involve replacing old implants for new, and depending on the condition and health of the internal tissue and breast pocket, is done so on a like for like basis, providing there are no major changes in size.
Ultimately, the goal of a breast reaugmentation is to improve the look of current / old breast implants and improve overall patient satisfaction – addressing any concerns or issues from a previous augmentation procedure.
Many women all over the UK, including Manchester and other Northern regions, are unhappy or dissatisfied with the appearance of their current boob job.
Whether it is due to ageing, lifestyle changes, preference or complications, many people choose breast reaugmentation for a number of reasons, including:
Due to the increased popularity of boob jobs in the UK, the number of women undergoing breast reaugmentation has also gone up.
Enhancing the breasts through implants is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed nationwide. The outcome / end result of a procedure can vary from surgeon to surgeon and clinic to clinic. With that said, patient dissatisfaction is not uncommon and can either be immediate or may grow over a period of time. Therefore, reaugmentation can correct inadequate or undesirable breast surgery results.
Making the decision on whether to opt for more surgery with a breast reaugmentation procedure is never easy. For what is viewed to some as a once in a life time procedure may bring feelings of anxiety and stress at the thought of it again. However, there are many advantages to undergoing revision surgery on your breasts, including:
For patients who are considering reaugmentation on a previous boob job, they are advised to speak with a specialist revision surgeon during a consultation.
Each patients’ circumstances can vary case by case so it is important to understand that your individual situation may be unique. For example, you may have more scar tissue, a different brand of implants or your breasts may be positioned disproportionately to the rest of your body.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and your old implants are taken out from the same incision as your original surgery. Depending on the condition of your breast tissue and scarring, your surgeon may remove parts of the damaged breast. From time to time liposuction is also used before your new implants are inserted.
The entire procedure can taken between 60 minutes to 3 hours.
Whilst it may take weeks and in some cases months to see the full results of breast surgery, the results of breast reaugmentation surgery are visibly instantaneous.
Depending on the extent of your procedure and the reason for having revision surgery in the first place, you should be able to see the clear difference between your old breasts implants and new.
Your clinic will provide you with a personalised aftercare plan to ensure full and proper recovery with your new breasts, including compression garments and support bras.
Following your breast reaugmentation procedure, an overnight stay in hospital is usually recommended for immediate aftercare and stable recovery. However, this is something that you can discuss with your surgeon during a consultation as not every patient is required to stay in hospital after reaugmentation.
After the initial surgery, you will be monitored for a few hours until the effects of the anaesthetic wear off.
Once you are discharged, you will be given an aftercare plan to follow so that you get the best possible results from your surgery and also recover back to full health after the trauma of the procedure.
Patients can expect an immediate feeling of tightness and swelling around the breasts and upper chest. This is common and will settle down after around two weeks.
As with many major cosmetic surgery procedures, breast reaugmentation comes with its own list of side effects and possible complications that all patients should be aware of.
With the correct aftercare and time for recovery, side effects can be minimised. However, side effects include:
In addition to common side effects of reaugmentation, there are risks and complications that patients must take note of in order to make an informed decision prior to their surgery. These include:
Regular mammogram x-rays are still required but may be less effective when examining a ladies breasts that have been enhanced. Additional scans may be required.
At the Manchester Private Hospital, we have a team of qualified medical staff that will take you through your cosmetic journey with as little stress as possible.
We put patient care at the heart of everything we do and care about patient satisfaction with each and every individual. With breast re-augmentation, we understand the sensitive position women are put in when they are dissatisfied with a previous experience. That is why we provide consultant level care with flexible appointments to give you maximum peace of mind when you need it.
Being located in Manchester, we are in a prime location as a cosmetic surgery hub for the North of England and North Wales. Many of our patients attend our clinic from major cities; Liverpool, Chester, Blackpool, Bolton, Warrington, Burnley and many more.
If you have suffered a bad experience with previous breast surgery, or have concerns about the breast implants currently inside of you; speak with us for more information on implant removal and reaugmentation.
We operate in complete confidence and in a pressure free environment so you can obtain all the facts and information you need before making an informed decision about what is right for you as an individual.
Our staff are just a phone call away to you starting your journey of regaining satisfaction and confidence in your boobs. Call today 0161 507 8822.
The ideal candidate is any person who is unhappy with a previous boob job procedure or has noticed changes in their current implants.
Breast implants usually need replacing after 10-15 years due to ageing and changes in body shape. However, some may last more / less time than this.
Each procedure varies and can take between 1 and 3 hours to perform.
It is recommended that you book a minimum of 1 week off work, ideally 2 weeks, to give your body plenty of time to recover and get the most out of your surgery.
Yes, it is possible to still have mammograms but the health professional doing the screening may use different angles or positions to view around the implant.
If heavy scar tissue is causing problems for your implants, it can be removed before the new implants are inserted.
In some cases implants can stop some breast sagging depending on the size, but a breast uplift may be required in order to stop major sagging.
Our clinic in Manchester covers all areas of the UK as long as the patient is able to travel to and from Manchester. We see many patients from the North West and North Wales including; Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Blackpool, Bolton, Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Bangor.
Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.
*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial eConsult and a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.