Breast Implant Revision – Facts You Should Know

You have undergone a breast implant surgery but now you are not feeling happy about it.

This may happen due to any reason such as larger or smaller size of the implants than desired, their undesired shape or some other complications.

However, you don’t have to worry because you can choose to have breast implant revision from Breast & Body Clinic with which your problems can be rectified.

Breast implant revision surgery is done for replacing or removing the silicone or saline implants that have been placed in the previous surgery.

Under this surgery, you can change the type or size of your implants and/or rectify any problems caused due to an earlier breast implant surgery.

Why Should You Opt for Breast Implant Revision?

There are numerous reasons for women for choosing breast implant revision surgery and they can be medical as well as cosmetic. Some of them are as follows:

Reducing Implant Size

Some patients get breast implants placed but then feel that they are too big. They want implants but not so big.

Replacing big implants with smaller ones often results in sagging breasts (ptosis) or redundant breast skin. Therefore, downsizing of breast implants is typically paired with a breast lift mastopexy procedure that manages the surplus skin.

Capsular Contracture

This condition is quite common and is characterised by formation of a capsule around the implant which is actually a type of scar tissue.

However, as time passes, it becomes harder, tighter and thicker resulting in a condition named “capsular contracture” and is quite uncomfortable.

Revision procedure removes this capsule and places new implants in a different position corresponding to the chest muscle for pleasant results and lasting comfort.

Bottoming Out

In this condition, breast implant drops significantly on the chest making the implants look too low and nipples look too high.

Through revision, the implants can be repositioned and secured with a biological supporting material known as Strattice.

Synmastia or Symmastia

When the breast implants merge together in the middle of the chest, it’s called synmastia or symmastia.

This can be corrected by separating the two implant pockets with the breast capsule material of the patient, but it should be strong enough.

If it is not so strong, Strattice can be used for the purpose.

Ruptured Implants

Breast implants can even rupture and leak. If this happens, they should be taken out and replaced with new implants.


Ripples from breast implants are visible on the skin surface, especially in thin women. A solution to such visible rippling is to use the patient’s own fat to mask the ripples using the technique of fat grafting.

There is one more solution too and it is to cushion the overlying soft tissues with Strattice.

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Some Facts about Breast Implant Revision

  • This procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia. It lasts for around 30 to 150 minutes which depends on the kind of revision needed.
  • A week or two after the procedure, patient can resume her work. But she should avoid strenuous activities for 3 weeks.
  • There may be bruising but it should subside within 2 weeks. There may be swelling too which too should subside soon i.e. within 3 weeks.
  • The shape of your breast may change over time; but you may have to wait for a few months to see the final results.
  • It’s also observed that a combination of augmentation and mastopexy procedures have a higher rate of corrective procedure than breast lift or breast augmentation done alone.

Even liposuction can be used for breast augmentation by grafting fat suctioned out from some other part of the body into the breasts. Get more information about liposuction on or from your trusted clinic’s website.

Thus your unsatisfactory breast augmentation surgery can be rectified and you can get the beautiful chest of your dreams.