Breast

Breast Revision

If you are dissatisfied with a previous breast augmentation, have experienced complications from your implants, or want to replace or update your implants, a breast revision may be right for you. While most women are satisfied after their breast augmentation, there can be times when more surgery is necessary.

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What to expect from breast revision surgery

This is a highly personalized procedure that can vary significantly from patient to patient. There are a variety of reasons a woman may decide to pursue a breast revision, including:

  • Dissatisfaction with size
  • Significant scar tissue
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Capsular contracture
  • Deflated or ruptured implants
  • Correct rippling or folding of implants
  • Rotation of implants
  • Implants sitting too low
  • Update implant material
  • Refresh results after pregnancy, breast feeding, or weight fluctuation

Because the surgery is unique to each patient, your surgeon will work with you during consultation to determine your concerns and aesthetic desires, and create a surgical plan specifically tailored to your needs.

Breast revision surgery is more complex than the initial breast augmentation procedure and it is important to have realistic goals of what can be achieved with a breast revision procedure. Fortunately our doctors have extensive experience performing complex secondary or revision surgeries, which require meticulous planning and experience to achieve successful outcomes.

Recovery

Due to the individual nature of this surgery, recovery will vary from person to person and, depending on your specific procedure, may be shorter than after your initial breast augmentation surgery. Most patients return to regular activity after a week. In the three weeks after the surgery, you can expect to avoid vigorous activity and for your new implants (if you received new implants) to settle into place.

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