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Breast Implant Revision

Implant Replacement

The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants.

Preparing for breast implant revision surgery

In preparing for breast implant revision surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Get breast or implant imaging, such as a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Breast implant revision surgery is typically performed in a hospital or licensed ambulatory surgery setting, and will likely use general anesthesia. If your breast implant revision is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.


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