Breast Implant Revision Procedure Overview
Before the procedure, you will need to attend your preoperative visit. This meeting will help prepare you on:
- How to get ready for surgery
- What will happen during surgery
- How to prepare for your recovery in advance
Depending on your unique and personalized plan, the procedure itself can take up to a few hours. However, Dr. Linville is with you every step of the way. He is very focused on your aesthetic outcomes but also wants you to feel comfortable from start to finish.
A revision can be complex, even more so than your original breast augmentation. Breast revision often requires multiple techniques and in-depth knowledge of the body to achieve your desired results. Each revision is different from one patient to the next and requires a thorough workup, evaluation, and extensive planning. After developing your plan, Dr. Linville and his team will prepare you for surgery.
Breast implant revision is typically performed with general anesthesia. However, lighter sedation is possible to avoid additional strain on your body. Depending on your unique case, your revision surgery typically lasts between 1-2 hours, though some are shorter or longer.