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Is a breast revision more costly than a breast augmentation?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on degree

This really depends on the degree of the correction required.
Breast revision can vary from simple procedures performed in 30 minutes or less under local anesthesia to more complicated procedures requiring new implants/graft materials, staged operations and general anesthesia. This may range from $500 to $20, 000 or more.

In brief: Depends on degree

This really depends on the degree of the correction required.
Breast revision can vary from simple procedures performed in 30 minutes or less under local anesthesia to more complicated procedures requiring new implants/graft materials, staged operations and general anesthesia. This may range from $500 to $20, 000 or more.
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Best bet is to discuss it with a Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Consider getting more than one opinion and quote for repair.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Revision costs

Depends on the issue that needs to be addressed - volume, symmetry, capsular contracture, leaking silicone gel implants.
The latter is the most involved, the least likely after a recent augmentation and is the most costly from the patient's perspective in regards to time and money.

In brief: Revision costs

Depends on the issue that needs to be addressed - volume, symmetry, capsular contracture, leaking silicone gel implants.
The latter is the most involved, the least likely after a recent augmentation and is the most costly from the patient's perspective in regards to time and money.
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: All depends

A minor revision shouldn't be.
.. Especially if it can be done under local anesthesia. Major revisions can be much more expensive. See your surgeon for an individualized opinion.

In brief: All depends

A minor revision shouldn't be.
.. Especially if it can be done under local anesthesia. Major revisions can be much more expensive. See your surgeon for an individualized opinion.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on Situation

On average, i think that you will find that breast revisionary surgery is more costly than initial breast augmentation surgery; however, specific cost will depend on the exact procedure necessary.
Generally speaking, the longer the procedure planned, the more costly it will be. Other factors such as the use of acellular dermal matrix may significantly increase costs. Best wishes.

In brief: Depends on Situation

On average, i think that you will find that breast revisionary surgery is more costly than initial breast augmentation surgery; however, specific cost will depend on the exact procedure necessary.
Generally speaking, the longer the procedure planned, the more costly it will be. Other factors such as the use of acellular dermal matrix may significantly increase costs. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Absolutely

This is the critical reason why you should choose your initial breast surgeon carefully.
Meet with him/her multiple times. Only board certified plastic surgeons should be doing these procedures. You should trust your body to someone who has experience and expertise in this surgery with the appropriate credentials.

In brief: Absolutely

This is the critical reason why you should choose your initial breast surgeon carefully.
Meet with him/her multiple times. Only board certified plastic surgeons should be doing these procedures. You should trust your body to someone who has experience and expertise in this surgery with the appropriate credentials.
Dr. Alan Durkin
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It can

A revision can be completely free to even more costly than the augmentation itself.
It depends upon the complexity of the revision. New implants or even other devices such as skin substitutes can be utilized if they are needed to get the job done and provide the results you are looking for.

In brief: It can

A revision can be completely free to even more costly than the augmentation itself.
It depends upon the complexity of the revision. New implants or even other devices such as skin substitutes can be utilized if they are needed to get the job done and provide the results you are looking for.
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possibly

The extent of a revision can only be assessed by the plastic surgeon who will be performing the surgery.
Sometimes a revision is minor, other times it is major. The cost is usually determined by the difficulty.

In brief: Possibly

The extent of a revision can only be assessed by the plastic surgeon who will be performing the surgery.
Sometimes a revision is minor, other times it is major. The cost is usually determined by the difficulty.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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