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Breast Revision in Buffalo, NY

Breast revision surgery is performed when a patient is experiencing complications or is dissatisfied with their results from a previous breast augmentation procedure. This process usually requires the removal or replacement of an existing implant and the placement of a synthetic mesh scaffold to support weakened breast tissue, eliminating malpositioned implants. Breast revision is commonly done to change implant size, reposition the implant(s), or correct implant rupture or deflation.

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The Benefits of Breast Revision

  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Can often be performed through the previous incision site, preventing further scarring
  • Relieves patient discomfort caused by adverse breast augmentation results

Reasons for Breast Revision


  • Ideal breast size varies among women and can depend on your body’s frame and personal preferences
  • Poorly chosen implant sizes can create an unbalanced appearance in some women
  • Your implants can be exchanged for larger implants if your desired volume wasn’t achieved or smaller implants if you believe your breasts are now disproportionately large
  • Changing the material of your implants can also affect how your implants sit and look on your chest


  • Women with thin breast tissue are more likely to develop visible ripples or wrinkles
  • Saline implants are more likely to develop visible rippling or wrinkles
  • Replacing saline implants with silicone implants can restore a smoother breast appearance


  • A natural defect in your breast implant or trauma to the implant can cause a rupture or leak
  • The older your implants are, the higher the risk of rupture
  • Saline ruptures are immediately noticeable and result in a deflated breast appearance
  • Silicone leaks tend to occur more slowly and often require an MRI to diagnose


  • Capsular contracture occurs when the natural scar tissue shell around the implant begins to harden
  • The hardening of scar tissue contracts around the implant, squeezing it
  • Capsular contracture can result in a hard, tight breast appearance
  • In some cases, capsular contracture can cause pain and intense discomfort
  • Synthetic mesh scaffold has been shown to prevent recurrent capsular contracture and support weakened breast tissue eliminating malpositioned implants.


  • Symmastia is when implants shift laterally inward and begin to meet in the middle of your chest
  • Bottoming out is when implants shift downward out of the breast pockets
  • Implants can shift out of the breast pocket and into the armpits, especially while lying down
  • Implant shifting generally occurs due to a weakness in the implant pocket or support tissue


  • Breast sagging can create double bubble deformity
  • Weak breast tissue that has begun to sag accumulates under the breast implants, creating two distinct bubbles
  • Double bubble can result from naturally aged breast tissue or ptosis that wasn’t treated at the time of your original augmentation


Immediately After

Immediately After

Your breast revision recovery will feel fairly similar to your breast augmentation recovery. Patients who are repositioning implants from a subglandular to a submuscular placement may find that there is more discomfort. You will wear a support bra for several weeks during your recovery. Patients can return to work within one to two weeks.

2 to 3 Weeks After

2 to 3 Weeks After

By week three or four of recovery, you should be able to resume your regular exercise routine. Major swelling may still prevent you from noticing a difference in the look and feel of your breasts.

6 Weeks After

6 Weeks After

Patients can resume all normal activities. Most major swelling should have subsided, but minor swelling may still be present. You should begin to notice the look and feel of your final results, which will continue to improve over the next several weeks.

Before & After


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