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Breast Revision Surgery 101: What You Need To Know

Breast Revision Surgery 101: What You Need To Know

After you have a breast augmentation or reduction procedure, the last thing likely on your mind is having additional breast surgeries now and in the near future. You will hopefully leave your plastic surgeon's office feeling confident and excited about your new breasts, not knowing or ignoring the fact that you may need breast revision surgery. However, not all women are happy with the initial results and breasts will continue to change with age and time leading some women to seek breast or implant revision. Breast revision is an umbrella term that refers to any additional procedures after the primary surgery that help to restore youthful breast contour and appearance.

Breast Revision Surgery 101

Who Needs Breast Revision Surgery?

Some women are not happy with the initial results of their breast implant surgery, or complications occur resulting in changes in the appearance of their breasts. Often, the goal is to improve the appearance of the breasts and/ or performing implant revision, which may include:

  • Concurrent breast lift or reduction
  • Repositioning the implant to it’s correct position
  • Reducing pain from capsular contracture (when the bodies immune system reacts to foreign objects in the body i.e the breast implant causes scar tissue around the implant)
  • Concerns about rupture or migration of the implant
  • Desire to change from saline to silicone implants or vice versa
  • Changes in breast tissue caused by skin stretching or weight loss/gain
  • Breast implant deflation and sagging

Breast Revision Prep

Before considering breast revision surgery, it is important that you first consult a plastic surgeon. During your consultation, be prepared to answer questions about your previous surgery or surgeries, and to discuss your concerns.  Your plastic surgeon will then assess your implants, evaluate your health status, discuss your options for revision, and recommend a course of treatment. In preparation for the surgery, ensure that you follow your plastic surgeons preoperative care instructions regarding, rest, fitness, diet, and medications. A healthy surgery and a fast, successful recovery starts with being in good physical and emotional health before the surgery.

Breast Revision Recovery

The recovery from breast revision surgery will be similar to your initial breast augmentation surgery. The recovery may be shorter than what you experienced during your initial surgery, however, you can still expect to be a little swollen and sore. Your incisions will be dressed and you will be briefed on your postoperative care instructions. Most patients can return to their daily routines after a week or two, but vigorous activities should be avoided for at least three weeks. Your scars will continue to soften and fade for up to a year following your surgery.

Kelowna Breast Augmentation And Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is not a standard surgery and is tailored to every patient's specific needs and goals. The goal of your plastic surgeon is to help you achieve the most beautiful, natural-looking results or relieve any discomfort your implants may be causing you, while making your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible. 

If you are unhappy with your initial breast augmentation results, are experiencing discomfort with your breast implants, or would like to explore implant revision, consider breast revision surgery to help you restore your confidence and help you feel comfortable with your body. At Okanagan Health Surgical, our team of experienced plastic surgeons can help you achieve your desired results with a breast revision surgery tailored to your specific needs. To learn more about breast revision and if it is right for you, contact our Kelowna office by calling 1-877-505-8896 or fill out our online contact form.


Q: How long is the recovery from breast revision surgery?
A: The recovery from breast revision surgery is similar to the recovery from breast augmentation surgery. You will have to rest and avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks before resuming daily tasks. You will also be unable to participate in any vigorous activities and some fitness activities for at least three weeks post-op.

Q: Am I able to switch my saline implants to silicone implants?
A: If you wish to switch out your implants or change your implant size, this can be achieved through breast revision surgery. To explore your options and learn more about what breast revision surgery can do, contact our Kelowna office by calling 1-877-505-8896.

Q: How much is breast revision surgery?
A: The cost of breast revision surgery will depend on your needs and goals. Book a consultation with one of our highly-trained plastic surgeons to explore your options and learn more about pricing. Contact Okanagan Health Surgical by calling  1-877-505-8896.

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