Breast Implant Revision

Breast implants may require revision for a number of reasons, including problems with the implants or side effects of the procedure. If you're experiencing a problem with your breast implants, you can trust Dr. Krugman to properly diagnose the issue. Through revision surgery, he can usually improve or correct the problem and restore the results of your breast augmentation.

Who Can Benefit from Breast Implant Revision?

  • Women whose breast tissue has changed due to weight adjustments or pregnancy.
  • Breast implants that have shifted position.
  • Those with tightening of the scar tissue around the breast implants, a condition known as capsular contracture.
  • If you wish to adjust the size or type of your implants.
  • Implants that have deflated or show signs of a rupture.

Breast Implant Revision in Orange County: What to Expect

  • Your medical history will be thoroughly examined, including your previous breast augmentation in detail. The current implant condition will be evaluated thoroughly, with a surgical plan discussed and agreed upon.
  • Before beginning the surgery, general anesthetic or local anesthetic and intravenous sedation will be given to you for comfort.
  • Incisions are made based on the specific situation. These may be made around the nipple, under the breast or in the armpit. The size of the incisions is based on the specific revision performed. Often the incisions may be placed in the original scar tissue.
  • The implant is adjusted or replaced through the incision. The tissue surrounding the implant is adjusted for additional security and strength, and the incisions are closed.

What Happens After Breast Implant Revision?

  • Bandages or dressings are applied to incision areas. Drains may be put in place in the incisions to relieve fluid buildup. Bandages and drains are often removed in a few days.
  • Following the procedure, a support bra or compression garment may be provided. This should be worn throughout the entire recovery process.
  • Swelling, discomfort and bruising may occur in the first few days. The discomfort should dissipate in 1-3 days, and the swelling in a few weeks. Typically, the recovery is slightly longer than the original surgery.
  • Stitches may be removed in a week, at which time normal activities can often be resumed. More vigorous activity should be avoided for 3-6 weeks. Results should be immediate and may improve with time as swelling recedes.

Possibilities with Breast Implant Revision

  • During the breast implant revision, it may also be possible to increase or decrease the size of your implants as well. Discuss this possibility with Dr. Krugman during your consultation if interested.
  • If you are dissatisfied with your current implants, you may wish to switch to a different implant type. This procedure may be performed during the revision.
  • Should the appearance of the breasts change over time, you may wish for a breast lift in conjunction with your revision. This is not very common, but may be helpful for your situation.

Schedule Your Consultation

The consultation is key to a successful breast implant revision. At your consultation, you will discuss possible complications and look through past patient photos. Call 714‐972‐1811 to schedule a consultation. Our plastic surgery office is located in the Tustin/Santa Ana area at 720 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 202, Santa Ana, CA 92705.