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Revision Breast Surgery (Revision Mammoplasty)

Breast Revision Surgery and Revision Mammoplasty in New York

Breast enhancement surgeries are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world today.  At the same time, an increasing number of women are electing to have breast reconstruction surgery after cancer treatment.  With millions of women having breast enhancement or reconstruction surgery in the past 20 years, it’s not surprising that there are some women who, for one reason or another, are not satisfied with the results of their initial breast surgery.   In some cases, aging may have brought about physical changes in the body that have made breast implants more visible.  In other instances, women may want to exchange breast implants to change the size or type of implant.  It’s possible that scar tissue has developed around the implant, or that the implant was poorly positioned from the outset.  Whatever the reason, revision breast surgery can correct imperfections and give you the results that you want and deserve. 

Unfortunately, many women are told that the results from their initial breast surgery cannot be improved upon, and that they should live with their disappointment.  The truth is, there are many excellent revision breast surgery options that can achieve outstanding results.  In most cases, whether you had your original surgery recently or years ago, Dr. Levine can use a variety of advanced breast revision techniques to improve the appearance of your breasts, including surgical repositioning, implant exchange, fat grafting, skin tightening, and breast lifting.  Often a combination of techniques will provide substantial results.*  Breast revision surgery can be used to correct deficiencies with any type of previous breast procedure, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and breast reconstruction.
Improve the results of previous breast surgery
Treat capsular contracture (scar tissue development)
Change the size or type of breast implants (implant exchange)
Reposition breast implants
Correct breast implant rippling or folding
Replace leaking or deflated breast implants
Correct breast asymmetry
Reduce the appearance of visible edges around implants
Improve breast contours
Improve the results of previous breast reconstruction

Who is a good candidate for revision breast surgery?

Women who are unhappy with the results from a previous breast surgery may be good candidates for revision breast surgery.  Dr. Levine can perform the full range of revision breast surgeries, including breast augmentation revision, breast lift revision, breast reduction revision, breast reconstruction revision, treatment for capsular contracture, and breast implant exchange.  Dr. Levine will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations, and help you determine if revision breast surgery would be right for you.

How is revision breast surgery performed?

There are many different techniques that may be used for revision breast surgery, depending on the type of corrections needed.  Dr. Levine will discuss with you the best technique or combination of techniques to address your particular concerns, and he will answer any questions that you may have.  In addition, some of the information contained on our breast enhancement pages may also be helpful to you.  We invite you to visit our pages for breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, and breast asymmetry

Revision Breast Surgery Before And After

* Patients individual results may vary.

Can revision breast surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes.  In certain cases, revision breast surgery may be combined with other procedures, such as inverted nipple correction, fat grafting, tummy tuck, and liposuction.  Dr. Levine will discuss with you which procedures or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs. 

How can I prepare for revision breast surgery?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will examine your breasts to determine their physical condition, the thickness and quality of the skin, and the type of corrections needed.  He will also address your medical history to determine other factors that may affect breast surgery, such as hormonal influences, history of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and radiation injury.   It would be helpful to have access to your charts and operative reports from your previous breast surgery, if available.  Most women will need a current mammogram (within one year) in order to serve as a baseline for post-operative comparison.  Dr. Levine will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery.  He will let you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, and he will answer any questions that you may have. 

What type of anesthesia will be used for revision breast surgery?

The type of anesthesia will vary according to the type of procedure needed to correct your specific condition.   You will discuss your procedure thoroughly with both Dr. Levine and our board-certified anesthesiologist to determine the best type of anesthesia for your needs. 

How can I find out more about revision breast surgery?

Dr. Elie Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss revision breast surgery. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.