A prospective patient asks Dr. Birchenough: “What is the size range available for the gummy bear type implants? And cost of a revision breast augmentation from saline under the muscle to the gummy bear?”
Dr. Birchenough: Thanks for contacting me about breast revision surgery.
The gummy bear implants now come in a huge variety of shapes and size, something like 200 different ones! So I’m sure there would be something that would work well for you.
Revision breast surgery encompasses a very broad range of possible techniques and methods, which translates into more or less time in the OR (and therefore more or less cost).
Also, the materials that may need to be used (including acellular dermal matrix) and the higher cost of the gummy bear implants contributes to a range of potential fees to the patient.
I cannot provide a general fee quote for these types of surgeries given the vast difference of technique and materials, each patient has a unique situation and considerations. (Is a breast lift needed? Does the existing capsule need revision to support and properly place the new implants? How many hours of surgeon time & OR time are required? Etc.)
Please schedule a consultation appointment by calling 864.214.5232 so I can meet you, do an examination and fully discuss what might be done to improve your situation.