Breast Augmentation Revision

The vast majority of women who get breast augmentation are thrilled with their enhanced figures for years. As a 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 is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast augmentation and breast implant revision surgery at Aesthetica Surgery & Spa in Columbus, Ohio. Request a 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.

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.

Corrective Surgery

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.

Your 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.

Your Recovery

Depending on the complexity of your revision, your recovery may be longer or shorter than after your original breast augmentation surgery. You will return home the day of your surgery and will need an adult to drive you home and to your first post-op appointment the next day.

For optimal results, it's important to carefully follow Dr. Taylor's guidelines for recovery. You will be asked to wear a special compression bra to hold your tissue in place as your incisions heal and to decrease swelling. We will give you a prescription for pain medication to enhance your comfort.

In most cases, you can expect a similar recovery process as after your initial augmentation procedure. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and further details at regular follow-up appointments after your surgery. Most patients can return to work and other daily activities in a week, with a gradual return to exercise in the following weeks.