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Introduction to Breast Revision

Restoration & Rejuvenation

As unfortunate as it may be, breast implants can change shape or size over time, as well as the overlying breast tissue, which creates a less desirable appearance or feel to the breast from the original result. In addition to the changes, while many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the implant device, after about ten years the costs associated with having surgery to replace the implants are no longer covered, causing many women to choose to replace or update their breast implants at or around this time frame.

William Samson, MD in New York City strives to provide the best possible results from his Breast Revision surgeries. Whether your implants are nearing the end of their lifecycle, you are unhappy with the results from a breast augmentation, or you had an accidental rupture, breast revision may be perfect for you. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, we encourage you to keep reading below.

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Let’s start with the basics

What is Breast Revision?

Breast Revision surgery replaces your old breast implants with new ones. The goal is to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material. Some of the reasons our patients elect to receive a breast revision are:

  • A concurrent breast lift or reduction
  • Change from saline to silicone or a different style of implant
  • Concern about rupture or migration of the implant
  • Desire to change the size of the breasts
  • Either increasing or decreasing the size, shape, or style of the breast implant
  • Pain from capsular contracture
  • Reshaping the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant on the chest
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Main Advantages

What are the Benefits of Breast Revision?

Some of the benefits that Dr. Samson has seen in our NYC patients after getting a Breast Revision are:

  • Emotional relief
  • Fixes dissatisfaction with your implant size
  • Improves cosmetic appearance
  • Natural-looking results
  • Relief from previous breast implant complications
  • Renews self-confidence
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What to expect on the day of surgery

When you come in for your Breast Revision, you will first be administered anesthesia in either the form of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The type you will be using will be discussed during your consultation.

Dr. Samson will then make a deliberate incision at a strategic location. Various breast implant revision techniques are utilized depending on the type of procedures being performed. These incisions are an Inframammary incision (in the crease under the breast), a Breast lift incision (either vertical incision or Wise pattern incision), the Peri-areolar incision (part way or around an areola), or some combination of any of the three. Once finished, the incisions are closed using sutures, skin adhesives, clips, or tapes.

Dr. Samson will cover your incisions with gauze dressings or bandages, and depending on the details of your surgery, you may also have your breasts wrapped in an elastic garment or be told to wear a sports bra to provide extra support to your revised breasts.

What’s the First Step?

Patients in NYC looking into a Breast Revision will first need to contact the office of William Samson, MD to make a consultation. When you come in, you will meet with Dr. Samson and explain your current situation with your breast implants. He will ask you questions regarding your medical and surgical history, during which time it is very important to be open with him, as this information will help prevent any unnecessary risks. Finally, Dr. Samson will examine your breasts and devise a surgical plan to help you achieve your goals.

If you agree with the plan made for you, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgical date and give you a list of important directions to follow before your procedure. These instructions will help make your experience and recovery more successful.

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Revision?

The best candidates for Breast Revision in New York City are those who are:

  • Concerned about the integrity or condition of your implants
  • Nonsmoker
  • Physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • Realistic in their expectations for the procedure results
  • Unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your breast implants
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Breast Revision Recovery

After you are released by Dr. Samson, you will be able to recover comfortably at home. You should have a friend or family member available to give you a ride as you may still be feeling the effects of the anesthesia for a few hours after surgery.

Dr. Samson may temporarily leave a small, thin tube in the incision to help drain any excess blood or fluid that may build up, but it should be removed when you come back for your first check-up about a week later. You will also be given some specific instructions on how to care for your incisions and get the most out of your recovery. Lastly, there will be prescribed medications to help ease your pain and prevent infection. There will be some swelling and pain during the first few weeks to months, but it should begin to dissipate a little more each day.

How Much Does Breast Revision Cost in New York City?

The cost of Breast Revision in New York City is based on a variety of factors, such as what needs to be done to repair or revise your implant and what techniques are required. After you meet with Dr. Samson during your consultation, he will have a better understanding of what you will need and our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a price breakdown for your entire treatment.

Why choose us?

Breast Revision Experts

William Samson, MD has been a practicing, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon for over a decade. After receiving his B.S. from Tufts University and his M.D. from Mount Sanai School of Medicine, he completed 5 years of General Surgery Residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell University. Dr. Samson has particular expertise in many aesthetic and reconstructive breast-centric surgeries, including Breast Revision.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are in New York City and are unhappy with how your original breast implants turned out or have had a recent rupture, a Breast Revision could be the solution for you. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Samson at 646-956-3493 to find out if you are a good candidate and how he can help you. You can even request an appointment through our website and one of our friendly team members will get right back to you. Don’t live your life with disappointing results, come see William Samson, MD for a Breast Revision today!

Breast Revision FAQs

Is Breast Revision surgery painful?

Your surgery is performed under anesthesia, so you should be completely comfortable during the procedure. Unfortunately, some patients do find the sutures used to close the capsule to be pretty painful, so you can expect some discomfort during the first 1 or 2 months of recovery. Some patients have even felt a sharp pain along the perimeter of their breasts for at least three months.  Dr. Samson does prescribe temporary pain relief to make your recovery more comfortable, and he will provide you with instructions on how to alleviate some of the additional pain.

How many appointments will I need?

Dr. Samson will have you return about a week following surgery, followed by 4 - 6 weeks later, then 3 months, and 6 months, with any additional check-ups at Dr. Samson’s discretion. He will always inform you of when he’d like for you to return at the end of each appointment.

How long until I see results?

You should see some changes almost immediately after your procedure, however, you will still be swollen and bruised for the first week or so. After about 6 weeks, your swelling and bruising will dissipate and your breasts will feel softer and more natural. Please keep in mind that in some cases, it may take 6 months or longer for your breasts to feel “normal” again.

Can I combine Breast Revision with other procedures?

Depending on what you would like to achieve, multiple procedures can be combined with Breast Revision surgery. Many of our New York City patients will combine it with a Tummy Tuck. If you have specific desires or aesthetic goals you would like to achieve, be sure to discuss them with Dr. Samson during your consultation. He will be able to use his expertise to suggest the best combination of treatments for you.

What are the risks associated with Breast Revision?

As with any surgery, Breast Revision does have its share of potential risks and side effects, such as:
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) or other very rare cancers in the capsule around the breast, such as breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma (BIA-SCC)
  • Bleeding
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • Skin loss
  • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
  • Suboptimal aesthetic result
  • Unfavorable scarring
While Dr. Samson and his team do their best to prevent negative results, and while most side effects will heal on their own, if you do experience any long-lasting or concerning reactions, please contact our office right away.

Real Patients

Real Reviews

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

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I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

– Phoebe





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