Sometimes breast augmentation surgery doesn’t provide your desired result. Although rare, you may find that your breast implants have taken on a shape or structure that you are not particularly fond of. If you are unhappy with the results of your breast augmentation, you may want to consider breast implant revision. Revision surgery makes use of several different techniques that can fix a range of problems.
Our surgeons work with you to address changes in your original augmentation surgery. Changes could be a deflation of the implants, change in the shape of the breast due to weight loss or gain, or preference for a different size implant. In rare cases, the implant can drop down behind the natural breast crease, resulting in a “double bubble.”
Where appropriate, our surgeon makes an incision in the same place as the original incision to keep scarring to a minimum. The implants are repositioned, removed or replaced according to the problem being addressed. In certain cases, the nipple and areola are repositioned as part of the procedure.
All of the procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is recovery like? Each type of revision allows for a different recovery time, but few, if any, revisions require lengthy rehabilitation. Revision is always an outpatient procedure, and you leave the center on the same day as the surgery. Beyond that, you will most likely be able to resume everyday activities after about a week.
Can I combine a revision with other procedures? Often, patients combine a breast lift with a general revision, a procedure that is sometimes necessary depending on the revision. Other breast or body procedures can be easily combined with revision surgery.