Revision breast surgery is performed to improve the results of primary (first) breast surgery. Revision procedures may be designed to achieve better symmetry, improve the appearance of the breasts, change breast size, update breast implant materials, or address complications with the primary surgery such as capsular contracture.
Is Breast Revision Surgery More Complicated?
Breast revision is more complex than primary cosmetic plastic surgery of the breasts. It is performed when women are not satisfied with their initial results, or when time or other factors create undesired changes. Revision surgery may involve removing implants, replacing implants, changing the plane of implants, or re-shaping the pockets to re-position implants on the chest. It may be performed to correct problems with a primary surgery, such as rippling, symmastia (when implant pockets merge), or capsular contracture (contraction of the scar tissue capsule around the implant, causing distortion).