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Women who decide to have breast implant revision may do so for a variety of different reasons including:

  • implant size too big or too small or asymmetric
  • breast implant pocket asymmetry
  • capsule contracture
  • desire for different type of implant
  • request for a new implant

There are a variety of terms for the various types of breast implant revision surgeries including:

  • implant exchange
  • implant removal/explantation
  • capsulectomy (removal of capsule)
  • capsulloraphy (repair of capsule)

In addition to these individual implant revision procedures, some patients also require or benefit from breast tissue shaping procedures such as:

  • breast reduction
  • breast lift
  • breast fat transfer

The combination of all of these procedures allows modification and improvement of just about every kind of breast shape issue.

During your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Repta, you will discuss your prior breast augmentation history, breast health history, goals for breast revision surgery, as well as your options and plan of breast revision surgery.

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A Word From Dr. Repta Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery encompasses many different type of procedures for various breast shape and breast health problems.

Patients with the following breast problems may be a candidate for breast revision surgery:

  • Breast Lift
  • Breast lift asymmetry
  • Breast lift scarring
  • Breast lift shape
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast augmentation asymmetry
  • Breast augmentation size issues, including being too big or too small
  • Breast augmentation cleavage issues, including not enough cleavage or too much cleavage, including symmastia (uni-boob)
  • Breast augmentation bottom out
  • Breast augmentation pain
  • Breast augmentation hardness or firmness
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction shape
  • Breast reconstruction size
  • Breast reconstruction pain
  • Breast reconstruction failure (loss of implants)

Breast revision surgery is the process of figuring out what the issue or issues are and understanding what the patient is ideally trying to accomplish and then generating a plan that best meets those needs. This can and does often involve addressing various aspects of breast shape and health including:

  • Breast scars
  • Breast position
  • Breast size
  • Breast implant size, width, height, shape, and position
  • Removal of breast capsule
  • Tightening of breast pocket
  • Loosening of breast pocket
  • Assessing areola shape, size, and position

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Breast revision is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of plastic surgery. It requires careful thought, discussion, and planning. When this is done, the impact and benefit to the patient is profound. If you’re interested in breast revision, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Repta. He will determine what the issues are, and will listen carefully to understand what you want to accomplish. He will then create a plan that best meets those needs. To learn more or to set up your consultation, we welcome you to contact us.

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