Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?

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By Dr. Raman Mahabir

Breast implant surgery has risen in popularity in recent years. It’s no surprise that more women have realized that the procedure can offer many benefits such as improved confidence and a greater sense of self-esteem. However, breast implant surgery is something that will require maintenance over your life. Implants are not lifetime devices and need to be replaced every 10-15 years, and depending on how your body ages, the results change over time and sometimes need to be revised.

What Is Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision surgery is a broad category which includes a variety of revision procedures. This could be for a number of reasons such as changing the size of the implant, replacing old ruptured implants, addressing capsular contracture, implant migration or changes in the breast tissue. Breast implant revision can be complex and requires a special skillset. For this reason, it is important that you find a board-certified plastic surgeon with a lot of experience in cosmetic breast surgery such as Dr. Mahabir and Dr. Kurtovic.

Should You Get Breast Implant Revision?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your breast implants, it may be time to think about getting a revision surgery. Likewise, if you begin to have concerns about the integrity or condition of your implants, you should be assessed for implant rupture and may require implant replacement.


The cost of breast implant revision can vary depending on the what procedures need to be performed. A consultation with either Dr. Kurtovic or Dr. Mahabir, is the best way to determine a customized surgical plan that will address your concerns and give you the results you are looking for.

Risks And Safety

Today, breast implant revision is safer than it has ever been. Some of the most common risks, include infection, scarring, and bleeding. Despite these risks, the vast majority of surgeries occur without any serious complications. We use only FDA-approved silicone gel breast implants which are much safer today than they ever were. During your consultation, your surgeon will go over extensive information regarding the safety of breast implants.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are unhappy with your current implants for any reason, schedule a consultation with either Dr. Kurtovic or Dr. Mahabir today. Both are board-certified plastic surgeons who can answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Take the first step today and call Tucson Plastic Surgery at 520-415-2420 or use our online scheduling form.


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