What is a breast revision?
Breast revision surgery can be performed after a previous breast procedure when:
- An implant size change is desired
- Breast size or skin elasticity has changed over time
- Implants are suspected of leaking
- Implant shifting occurs
Is a breast revision right for me?
Even with the best circumstances, some patients need to or choose to have their breast surgery redone or corrected. Dr. Karlinksy
is experienced in addressing breast issues from prior procedures and can help you determine the best remedy for your breast concerns.
How soon can I have a breast revision?
Depending on when your last breast procedure was performed, breast revision surgery can usually be scheduled shortly after your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky.
When will I see the results of my breast revision?
The changes to your breasts will be apparent just after surgery and will improve as your body heals.
How should I prepare for a breast revision?
Blood thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.
How is a breast revision performed by Dr. Karlinsky?
A wide range of issues lead patients to seek breast revision surgery. Regardless of your concern, rest assured that Dr. Karlinsky can expertly address your breast issue and will work to safely restore beauty and comfort. Whether the revision involves correcting an issue from a prior surgery or simply changing the size of your implant
, you will receive the best care and surgical expertise from Dr. Karlinsky.
How long does a breast revision take?
Breast revision surgery can range from 1-1.5 hours, depending on the correction or changes to be made.
Do I have to stay overnight after a breast revision?
No, but you will need a ride home from the procedure and assistance during your recovery.
How long does recovery take?
Breast revision surgery usually requires just 1-2 days off from work. You will return to Dr. Karlinsky’s office
for 24-hour and a 7-day follow-up appointments. During your recovery time you must be careful not to do any heavy lifting or running. Dr. Karlinsky will review all post-surgery guidelines with you before and after your procedure, and she is always available to answer any questions you may have.
How soon can I start exercising after a breast revision?
You should be able to return to normal exercise within 7-10 days.
What are the breast revision risks?
can present similar risks to other surgical procedures
including bleeding, infection, and poor scarring.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my breast revision results last?
Each of us ages differently depending on lifestyle and genetic factors. In discussing your breast revision surgery, Dr. Karlinsky will give you a complete understanding of realistic outcomes to be expected.
How much does a breast revision cost?
Breast revision costs vary by specific changes or improvements. Your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky will include a review of all expenses.
What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after a breast revision?
See the many words of thanks from Dr. Karlinsky’s breast revision patients here