Can A Breast Revision Correct Problems From Past Procedures?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Most of the time, breast augmentation surgery is performed without problems and gives patients a beautiful new look they feel confident about. In rare cases, however, women may experience complications or be left with an unwanted cosmetic result. Fortunately, many of these issues can be corrected with breast revision surgery, which may involve removing or replacing the implants, recontouring skin and tissue, and more. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi understands the complex nature of breast augmentation complications and is proud to help patients achieve a more desirable, natural-looking, feminine shape with breast revision surgery. Below is a helpful guide to the basics of breast revision surgery, including how it may help you finally achieve the look you wanted all along.

Who needs breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery can be an extremely beneficial procedure for women who are unhappy with the overall look and feel of their natural breasts, as well as women who have experienced unwanted changes to their breasts as a result of aging, weight loss, breastfeeding, or a complication after breast enhancement surgery. Concerns that commonly lead women to pursue breast revision surgery include:

  • Breast asymmetry
  • Uneven breasts
  • Sagging breasts
  • Overly hard or firm breasts
  • Unnatural-looking breasts
  • Lumpy breasts
  • Inverted nipples
  • Stretch marks
  • Change in personal preference

Depending on your specific concerns and goals, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend that your breast revision surgery include breast implant removal or replacement, a breast lift, nipple repositioning, fat transfer to the breast, and/or another technique.

Will breast revision surgery fix a botched boob job?

It is important for women considering breast augmentation to keep in mind that the vast majority of cases that are performed properly by a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon are successful and uncomplicated. Even with a successful procedure, some patients may simply desire a change in their breast size or type of breast implant after several years to better fit their current lifestyle. Without a doubt, however, one of the most frequent reasons women get breast revision surgery is to correct complications or unwanted outcomes of a previous breast surgery that was poorly executed. These may include:

  • Breast implant rupture
  • Breast implant displacement
  • Bottoming out
  • Visible implant rippling
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast implant asymmetry
  • Symmastia
  • Breast implant illness
  • Breasts are too large or too small
  • Change in personal preference

Is recovery after breast revision surgery worse than breast augmentation recovery?

The length and extent of your breast revision recovery will depend on the specific details of your procedure, including whether implants were placed, removed, or replaced if a breast lift was performed, the position of your breast implants above or below the muscle, and others. In most cases, patients take an average of 1 – 2 weeks off of work after breast revision surgery and can resume more strenuous physical activities after about 4 – 8 weeks. During your private consultation for breast revision surgery in Orange County, Dr. Kelishadi will thoroughly explain what you can expect during and after your procedure, including how long your recovery may take.

Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Consider breast revision surgery in Newport Beach, CA to get a look you can love.

Being unhappy with the results of breast augmentation can be discouraging, with many women feeling left incomplete, self-conscious, or undesirable. Fortunately, many breast complaints can be improved or even corrected with breast revision surgery. For more information on whether breast revision surgery may be appropriate and effective for you, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.