What to Know About Breast Revision Surgery

If you’ve had a breast augmentation, reduction, or lift, but didn’t fully achieve the results you were desiring, a breast revision surgery might be right for you. Or, if you were very pleased with your outcome but time, gravity, or pregnancies have altered your result, a revision may get you back to loving your result once again. The goal of this procedure is to change or improve the breast’s appearance, which could include reshaping the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant on the chest, increasing or decreasing the size, shape or style of the implant, or adding a breast lift or scar revision.

Breast revision surgery is not a ‘standard’ procedure, so it needs to be tailored specifically to your goals and desires. Since breast procedures are among the most popular cosmetic surgeries, many surgeons perform them, but not all have the specialized training and experience to create the results you want. Dr. Poulter, with almost 30 years in practice, is board-certified and has performed thousands of breast procedures, combining his surgeon’s skill with an artful eye to create natural-looking, beautiful results.

You may be a good candidate for breast revision surgery if:

  • You are unhappy with size, shape, appearance of your breasts or placement of your breast implants
  • Your scars are wide, painful, or unsightly
  • Weight changes and gravity have altered your previously nice results
  • You are concerned about the integrity or condition of your implants
  • You are a nonsmoker, physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • You have realistic expectations

Good communication with your plastic surgeon is the key to achieving your aesthetic goals, which will be discussed during your initial consultation. Your surgeon will evaluate you as a candidate for breast revision and explain what a revision can do for you. Considerations include the current size and shape of your breasts, what kind of implant you currently have, the size and shape you want, the quality and quantity of your breast tissue, the quality of your skin, and the placement of your nipples and areolas.

During your consultation, your breasts will be examined, measured and photographed for your medical record. You should also come prepared with information about your past and present medical conditions, allergies, current medications, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, family history or breast cancer, and current mammogram results.

If you’ve been thinking about a breast revision, schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter today or call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll Free at (888) 841-4108, and love your breasts again!