Behzad Parva, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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When Should I Consider Breast Revision Surgery?

Women who have had previous breast procedures and are dissatisfied with the present appearance of their breasts may gain improvement with breast revision surgery. Some common reasons to consider breast revision surgery include the following:

  • Releasing scar tissue that may form around an implant and cause firmness of the breast, also known as capsular contracture
  • Replacing a ruptured implant caused by an accident or simply the age of the implant
    Correcting noticeable asymmetries in the breasts
  • Correcting noticeable asymmetries in the breasts
  • Repositioning the breast implant to improve symmetry and achieve a more natural look
  • Correcting the position of implants that drop below the breast crease (bottoming out)
  • Re-creating the loss of cleavage (symmastia)
  • Replacing saline implants with silicone gel implants to improve the feel of the breast or reduce wrinkling and rippling effects

It is essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast revision surgery to assess your revision needs and goals. Breast revision surgeries tend to be more complex and will usually require more surgery time than the original surgery. Seek experienced counsel; understand achievable outcomes; and be realistic in your expectations.

Behzad Parva, MD

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