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Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Your complete guide and quick links to everything you want to know abour Breast Revision Surgery in Sydney! ​

Although most women are able to enjoy the benefits of a well-performed Breast Augmentation for many years, Revision Surgery is sometimes unavoidable for various reasons, among the commonest being: 

Capsular Contracture

Capsular Contracture occurs when the normally soft fibrous envelope (called the “capsule”) that forms around every implant, contracts like ‘shrink wrap’, and causes the breast to feel firmer than before.

If the capsule continues to shrink, the breast can change in shape as well as feel firm and tender. Although these changes can create the impression that the implant itself has hardened, in actual fact the implant is as soft as it always was. It is only the ‘capsule’ that has contracted and made the breast feel firmer to the touch. 

Treatment involves removing the implant along with its shrunken capsule, reshaping the pocket, and then reinserting the same or another implant. 

Implant Rupture and Deflation

Rupture of a Silicone Implant or Deflation of a Saline Implant

Silicone Implants:  All modern-day silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel which means that in the event of a wall rupture, the cohesive silicone gel largely stays within the implant walls and the implant does not deflate as would a leaking saline implant. 

Saline Implants:  Saline implants can also rupture suddenly or deflate slowly due to leakage from their filling valve. In either event, the breast loses its fullness and the escaped saline is simply absorbed by the surrounding tissues without any harmful effects. 

A ruptured implant of either type needs to be replaced. 

Not uncommonly, some women take this opportunity to replace both implants with a larger size. 

Implant Displacement

(Movement of An Implant Away from its Original Position)

Although an implant will not move far, it can be enough to make the breasts look asymmetrical. Surgery is required to return the implant to its original position.

Requests For Larger Implants

Even in the absence of any problem, some patients seek to have their implants replaced with larger ones simply because they now desire a larger breast size.

‘Before and After’ Breast Implant Revision Surgery

be_0011_(Image 1) Breast Revision Surgery - Deformity Correction + Change of Implants to L. 390cc & R. 445cc
Before
Breast Revision Surgery - Deformity Correction + Change of Implants to L. 390cc & R. 445cc
Breast Revision Surgery - Deformity Correction + Change of Implants to L. 390cc & R. 445cc
be_0015_(Image 3) Breast Revision Surgery - Removal & Replacement of Ruptured Implants + Total Capsulectomy + Breast Lif
Before
Breast Revision Surgery - Removal & Replacement of Ruptured Implants + Total Capsulectomy + Breast Lift
Breast Revision Surgery - Removal & Replacement of Ruptured Implants + Total Capsulectomy + Breast Lift
be_0017_(Image 4) Breast Revision Surgery - Bilateral Total Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture + Implant Upsizing fro
Before
Breast Revision Surgery - Bilateral Total Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture + Implant Upsizing fro
Breast Revision Surgery - Bilateral Total Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture + Implant Upsizing from 300cc to 350cc
be_0025_(Image 8) Repositioning & Change of Implants to 495cc Teardrops
Before
Repositioning & Change of Implants to 495cc Teardrops
Repositioning & Change of Implants to 495cc Teardrops
be_0029_(Image 10) Breast Revision Surgery - Revision of Breast Implants
Before
Breast Revision Surgery - Revision of Breast Implants
Breast Revision Surgery - Revision of Breast Implants
be_0037_(Image 14) Breast Revision & Reconstruction Surgery with 485cc Teardrop Implants
Before
Revision Surgery To Upsize Breast Implants from 410cc to 445cc + Breast Lift
Breast Revision & Reconstruction Surgery with 485cc Teardrop Implants
Revision Surgery To Upsize Breast Implants from 410cc to 445cc + Breast Lift
Before
be_0038_(Image 15) Revision Surgery To Upsize Breast Implants from 410cc to 445cc + Breast Lift copy
Revision Surgery To Upsize Breast Implants from 410cc to 445cc + Breast Lift
be_0057_(Image 24) Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery With 545cc Teardrop Implants
Before
Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery With 545cc Teardrop Implants
Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery With 545cc Teardrop Implants
be_0063_(Image 27) Breast Revision Surgery For Requested Larger Implants (625cc)
Before
Breast Revision Surgery For Requested Larger Implants (625cc)
Breast Revision Surgery For Requested Larger Implants (625cc)
be_0065_(Image 28) Breast Revision Surgery - Downsizing of Implants from 560cc to 475cc + Internal Bra Support + Bilate
Before
Breast Revision Surgery - Downsizing of Implants from 560cc to 475cc + Internal Bra Support + Bilateral Breast Lift
Breast Revision Surgery - Downsizing of Implants from 560cc to 475cc + Internal Bra Support + Bilateral Breast Lift

The Cost of Breast Revision Surgery in Sydney

  • Breast Implant Revision Surgery
  • Surgical Fee:

    This will depend on the nature of the Revision Surgery and can only be determined at consultation. 

  • Additional costs will include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee and Replacement Implant(s) unless the implants are covered under Warranty.
  • Our Plastic Surgeon will provide you with an itemised quotation and total cost once it has been decided what needs to be done, how long it will take, and whether any implants are covered under the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

Can I Claim a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?

Surgical procedures for purely, or primarily, cosmetic reasons are not eligible for a Medicare Rebate.

Depending on the reason for your Revision Surgery, you may be able to claim a partial Medicare Rebate.

If you do qualify for a Medicare Rebate, and you also have Private Hospital Cover, you may be able to also claim a variable portion of your Hospital Fees depending on your Fund and Level of Cover.

Terms & Conditions


  • Consultations must be pre-paid at time of booking.
  • Once pre-paid, all consultations are non-refundable and non-transferable but can be moved to another date with at least 3 working days’ notice.
  • Cancellations with less than 3 working days’ notice and ‘no shows’ are not refundable or transferable and will incur a new consultation fee to re-book.
  • All payments by Credit Card & Debit Card attract a 0.3% surcharge and Amex a 1.5% surcharge.
  • The Medical Board of Australia’s new Regulations which came into effect on 1 July 2023 require that:
    • All patients seeking a consultation regarding cosmetic surgery must provide a referral and the referral must be from a GP or other specialist who does not perform cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic services themselves.
    • If a patient arrives without a referral, the Regulations recommend that the doctor should refrain from seeing the patient – in which event, any pre-paid consultation fee would be lost.

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