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Breast Revision

Breast Implant Exchange in NYC

Your breast implants are not meant to last forever and you may decide to revise a past breast augmentation procedure as you get older. A breast revision with Dr. Karlinsky will help provide you with the new look that better suits the woman you are today.

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 augmentation 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, personal preferences, or physical changes lead patients to seek breast revision surgery. Regardless of your concerns, rest assured that Dr. Karlinsky can expertly address your breast issues 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 in 24 hours, and again for a follow-up appointment seven days post-surgery. 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?

Cosmetic surgery 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. When you are discussing your breast revision surgery, Dr. Karlinsky will ensure complete understanding of the realistic outcomes that should be expected.

How much does a breast implant revision cost?

At New Look New Life, a breast implant revision starts as low as $6,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky. The cost of your breast implant revision surgery will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your new breast implants (if changing implants), required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast implant revision in New York.

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.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky is a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results she is able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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