Breast Revision

If you have previously undergone breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reconstruction and are experiencing complications, dissatisfaction with the results, or changes in your breast appearance, a breast revision procedure might be the ideal solution for you. In this article, we will discuss who should consider a breast revision, why it is a popular choice, and the numerous benefits it offers. A breast revision procedure is suitable for individuals who have undergone a previous breast surgery and are dissatisfied with the outcomes or experiencing complications. You may consider a breast revision if you are experiencing implant-related issues, such as rupture, capsular contracture, implant malposition, or size/shape dissatisfaction. Additionally, changes in breast shape, asymmetry, or ptosis (sagging) over time can also be addressed through breast revision. It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to evaluate your individual situation and determine the most appropriate course of action.

Breast revision

Features & Benefits

Correction of aesthetic concerns

Breast revision surgery can address aesthetic concerns that may have arisen from the initial breast surgery. This may include issues such as implant malposition, capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue around the implant), implant rupture, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the size or shape of the breasts. Breast revision can help achieve the desired cosmetic outcome and improve overall breast appearance.

Replacement of implants

In some cases, the initial breast surgery may have resulted in functional problems or discomfort. Breast revision surgery can address issues like breast ptosis (sagging), improper nipple placement, or inadequate breast support. By correcting these functional concerns, breast revision can improve physical comfort and enhance daily functioning.

Resolution of functional issues

Over time, breast implants may need to be replaced due to factors such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or desire for a different implant size or type. Breast revision surgery allows for the removal and replacement of implants, ensuring optimal implant performance and addressing any complications associated with the previous implants.

Improvement of breast symmetry

Breast revision surgery can be used to enhance breast symmetry and achieve a more balanced appearance. This is particularly relevant for individuals who have experienced breast asymmetry after the initial breast surgery or those who desire further refinement to achieve better proportionality.

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Breast revision surgery, also known as breast implant revision or breast implant removal surgery, is a procedure performed to correct or revise the results of a previous breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery. It may involve removing or replacing breast implants, adjusting implant position, addressing implant-related complications, or improving the overall appearance of the breasts.

There are various reasons why someone may consider breast revision surgery, including:

  • Desire to change the size or type of implants.
  • Correcting complications such as implant rupture, capsular contracture (scar tissue formation), implant malposition, or implant rippling.
  • Addressing changes in breast appearance due to aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy.
  • Resolving dissatisfaction with the outcome of a previous breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery.

The specific details of a breast revision surgery will depend on the individual case and the desired outcome. The surgeon may remove or replace breast implants, adjust the implant pocket, perform a breast lift (mastopexy), or use fat transfer techniques to enhance the breast shape. The procedure is tailored to meet the patient’s specific needs and goals.

Recovery after breast revision surgery is similar to that of the initial breast augmentation procedure. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common, but the recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the revision. Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities and follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

Like any surgical procedure, breast revision surgery carries certain risks. These can include infection, bleeding, changes in nipple or breast sensation, scarring, implant-related complications, and the need for further revisions. It’s important to discuss the risks and potential complications with your surgeon before proceeding with the surgery.

The surgeon will assess the specific concerns and customize the procedure to achieve improved symmetry and balance. This may involve adjusting the implant size, reshaping the breast tissue, or using a combination of techniques to create a more harmonious appearance.

Yes, breast revision surgery can often be combined with other procedures, depending on the patient’s needs and goals. For example, a breast lift, fat transfer, or reduction surgery may be performed in conjunction with the revision surgery to achieve the desired outcome. Your surgeon can evaluate your case and discuss the appropriate combination of procedures.

The longevity of the results from breast revision surgery can vary depending on factors such as the specific procedure performed, the quality of the tissues, and individual factors. It’s important to maintain a stable weight, follow a healthy lifestyle, and attend regular follow-up appointments to monitor the condition of the breasts and implants.


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