Breast Augmentation Revision in Columbus, OH

The vast majority of women who get breast augmentation are thrilled with their enhanced figures for years. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and a woman, Dr. Anne Taylor understands the emotional strain it can put on you if your results don’t live up to your expectations or if you are ready for a change. She has helped many women attain the breast size and shape they imagined through revision breast augmentation in Columbus, Ohio, by improving the results of surgery by another surgeon, correcting those rare complications, or replacing their implants when they’re simply ready for a new look.

Dr. Taylor has extensive experience performing breast augmentation and breast implant revision surgery at Aesthetica Surgery & Spa in Columbus, Ohio. Request a consultation[/consultation online to talk with her about the changes you’d like to see, or call our office at  (614) 569-2649 to schedule an appointment.

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What Is a Breast Augmentation Revision?

Revision surgery is performed to change the results of a previous procedure. In the case of breast augmentation, this procedure can improve breast shape, address complications, and change the size, shape, and material of your breast implants.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Revision Cost in Columbus?

The cost of breast augmentation revision at our Columbus, Ohio, practice varies depending on the complexity of your procedure and your specific goals. Procedure pricing includes surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and the cost of your implants. Our pricing page and related blog post provide more details about what you can expect to pay for breast augmentation revision at Aesthetica Surgery & Spa.

Is Revision Breast Augmentation Right for Me?

Dr. Taylor will have a private consultation with you so that she can understand your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to help you have the breast size and shape you want. Revision surgery can be elective to change your implants or corrective to improve results you’re not happy with.

Elective Implant Exchange

Over time, women’s bodies, preferences, and lifestyles evolve, and new breast implants are developed; therefore, many once-happy breast augmentation patients desire a change in their breast implants. Dr. Taylor can perform elective implant exchange to change your implant fill material (saline to silicone, or vice versa), shape, size, profile, or a combination of these options. She offers the latest FDA-approved options that can help your results look and feel more natural than was possible with implants of the past.

When Is Corrective Breast Surgery Needed?

Revision breast augmentation can be a highly complex procedure when it is performed to correct unsatisfactory results or a complication, which is why it is important to choose an appropriately trained and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Anne Taylor. There are many reasons women seek revision surgery, including:

  • Capsular contracture: This most common complication is a hardening of the natural scar tissue that surrounds the implant, making the breast look distorted and feel uncomfortable.
  • Implant malposition: This occurs when one or both implants drop below the breast fold, move too high in the breast pocket, move too far toward the armpit, or move too close together.
  • Subglandular implant placement complications: These include rippling or other unnatural-looking effects when the implant is placed on top of the chest muscle during the original procedure. This is especially common with saline implants and patients with very little of their own breast tissue.
  • Breast asymmetry: The breasts are 2 noticeably different sizes.
  • Implant leak or rupture: A saline implant may completely deflate or an older silicone implant may be found to be no longer intact through an imaging study.

Breast Implant Removal

Some women decide they’d rather remove their implants than replace them. Women choose this procedure, called implant removal or explant surgery, for a variety of reasons. Some simply do not want to have implants, others have physical symptoms they believe are related to their implants. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Taylor supports each patient’s choice.

Explant Surgery (Implant Removal) Before and After Photos


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Breast Implant Removal  Case 521 Before & After Left Oblique | Columbus, OH | Aesthetica Surgery & Spa
This patient had Dr. Taylor remove her breast implants without replacing them.

Your Breast Augmentation Revision Procedure

The revision surgery takes place in a fully accredited surgery center while you are under general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. In most cases, Dr. Taylor is able to perform the procedure through the original incisions. She carefully removes the existing scar by tracing its edges with the new incision.

She removes the implants and then takes corrective measures to provide the desired results, which may include removing scar tissue, revising the implant pocket, performing a breast lift, or adding support for the implant.

She then inserts the new implants you have selected and carefully closes the incisions. Dr. Taylor customizes the procedure to your individual needs and goals.

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Is Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery More Expensive?

While each procedure is unique, breast augmentation revision is often more complex and, therefore, more expensive than the original surgery. Often, there is scar tissue to deal with. When there is implant malposition, a surgical mesh may be needed to reinforce the pocket, and that can get expensive.

Can Breast Revision Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes. If you are having revision surgery, it can be a good opportunity to have Dr. Taylor perform other plastic surgery procedures you’ve been thinking about. Commonly combined procedures, which can add up to a mommy makeover, include:

  • Breast lift to raise and reshape breasts that sag.
  • Liposuction to reduce fat from the waist, thighs, and other trouble spots.
  • Tummy tuck to tighten lax abdominal skin and repair separated abdominal muscles.

Elective Implant Exchange With Breast Lift Before and After Photos


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Tummy Tuck Case 531 Before & After Front | Columbus, OH | Aesthetica Surgery & Spa
This patient had her saline implants exchanged for smaller silicone gel implants and a breast lift.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery

In most cases, you can expect a similar recovery process as after your original breast augmentation surgery; although it may be longer or shorter. Special considerations include:

  • Arrange help: You will return home the day of your surgery and will need an adult friend or family member to drive you home and to your first post-op appointment the next day.
  • Manage discomfort: We will give you a prescription for pain medication to enhance your comfort. Be sure to fill your prescription before surgery to have the medication on hand when you need it.
  • Support your breasts: You will be asked to wear a special compression bra to hold your tissue in place as your incisions heal and to decrease swelling.
  • Return for check-ups: Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and further details at regular follow-up appointments starting the day after your surgery.
  • Take it easy: While experiences vary, most patients can return to work and other daily activities in a week, with a gradual return to exercise in the following weeks.

For optimal results, it’s important to carefully follow Dr. Taylor’s guidelines for recovery.

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— Dr. Anne Taylor

Dr. Anne Taylor has more than 20 years of plastic surgery experience and credentials that speak for themselves. Women and men come to her for her plastic surgery artistry, and the genuine warmth and compassion she has for her patients.

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Breast Augmentation Revision FAQ

Is breast augmentation revision surgery safe?

While revision procedures are often more complicated than the first time around, the surgery is generally safe when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in a certified surgical facility.

Do I have to have breast revision surgery if I have capsular contracture?

If you are satisfied with the way your breasts look and feel, you probably do not need revision surgery. Revision surgery can improve the shape of breasts that are distorted by capsular contracture. It can also relieve the physical discomfort caused by this complication. If you have concerns, it is a good idea to check with your plastic surgeon to be sure. Learn more about capsular contracture and its treatment in our related blog post.

Can capsular contracture be treated without surgery?

If taken early enough, the oral antihistamine montelukast (Singulair®) may help stop and even reverse the progression of capsular contracture. This treatment can be a good option for some patients before considering surgery.

Is breast revision surgery less painful than breast augmentation surgery?

It depends on the specifics of your surgery. If you are having a simple implant exchange, your post-op pain might be minimal. If you are having an extensive revision such as removal of scar tissue or revision of the breast pocket, it’s likely you will be sore for a week or two.

How soon after my initial augmentation can I have revision surgery?

Breast augmentation patients will usually need to wait 6 to 12 months before having a revision procedure. This delay will give your breasts time to heal, allow swelling to dissipate, and let you achieve your final breast size and shape.

How long do breast implants last before a revision is needed?

There is no specific “expiration date” for breast implants, although they are not made to last a lifetime. Most implants last at least 10 years. Dr. Taylor explains more in this blog post.