What is a breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery is performed to change the size or type of your implants and to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation.

This revision surgery can improve the shape, size, projection, and symmetry of the breasts. Typically, this surgery involves removal and/or replacement of saline or silicone breast implants.

Am I candidate for breast revision surgery?

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon can help determine if surgery is right for you, but generally good candidates are: 

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing 
  • Non-smokers and non-drug users 
  • Women with a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind 
  • Women that wish to increase or decrease the size of their breasts 
  • Women that wish to correct breast asymmetry 
  • Women that want to address problems that have developed with your implants and/or surrounding breast tissue 
  • Women whose pregnancy and/or breastfeeding has changed the appearance of their implants 
  • Women whose weight gain or weight loss has negatively affected the appearance of their breast implants 
  • Women who should have undergone a breast lift with their initial augmentation, but did not 
  • Women who are unhappy with results from previous surgery due to poor implant placement or other aesthetic problems 
  • Women who wish to remove their implants permanently

Results and Recovery after breast revision surgery?

Just as the procedure itself is highly individualized to each patient, so are the results and recovery times associated with breast revision surgery. Most women will notice a significant change immediately following surgery. However, the full extent of these changes will gradually become visible as the body heals. 

  • Patients may need to wear a compression garment under their clothing for a few weeks following the procedure. 
  • Strenuous exercise should be avoided for three to six weeks following the procedure.

Most patients can return to work within one week. Those patients with more physically demanding jobs may need to wait longer. Ask Dr. Rodolfo Castillo about typical results and recovery times for your individual case.