Breast Revision – Improve the Look of Your Breasts After a Breast Augmentation

Breast revision surgery can help you if you have complications with your breast implants. Also known as breast implant replacement, the cosmetic surgery removes silicone or saline implants. Women bodies keep changing, and this may alter the appearance of breasts. The surgery can restore the youthful contour of breasts and correct any health complications arising from the implants. This revisional surgery should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon to minimize further complications and for the achievement of satisfying results. Dr. Bloch from Body by Bloch, in the Chicago metro area, performs breast surgeries including correctional breast surgery. Patients can book an online consultation at at or call us at 1-847-686-3183.

Breast implant removal surgery – what to expect

It’s not unusual for patients who have breast implants on top of the pectoralis muscles to request relocation to a sub-muscular position. In the vast majority of cases, this can be easily accomplished by simply removing the implants and replacing them in a sub-muscular pocket. In most cases, this maneuver is associated with excellent aesthetic results and high satisfaction rates.

Implant repositioning may be undertaken for a variety of reasons. Two of the more common causes include capsular contracture and the development of breast sag. These represent unique situations that may require additional surgery.

When severe capsular contractures are present, it may be necessary to perform a capsulotomy. In other cases where severe breast sag is present, breast lift surgery may be necessary. Under these circumstances, it may be necessary to stage these procedures to optimize the result.

If you’re considering implant repositioning, it’s appropriate to consult a board certified plastic surgeon. This surgeon should be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for your condition.


You will have drains and bandages on your breasts after surgery. Dr. Bloch will advise you to continue wearing a compression garment for the next six weeks or more to promote recovery. You will be given prescription medication that includes painkillers and antibiotics to control pain and prevent infection. Your level of activity will be low for the next six weeks. You need to stay away from strenuous activities for this period and take care of your drains and dressings. Drains, stitches and bandages will likely be removed within the first week following surgery. Your surgeon will advise you to shower normally after your drains and bandages have been removed but being gentle on your breasts during recovery is important. After about three months, you will notice a new breast contour. Your recovery might be longer if you have additional procedures with the breast revision such as breast lift. Scars will not fade completely but will remain inconspicuous.

Am I a good candidate for breast revision?

Even if your breast implant surgery was perfectly planned and beautifully executed, changes could occur over time.

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider breast revision:

Risks of breast revision

Most patients who have had breast implant removal surgery have satisfactory results. The correctional surgery however has its own risks and complications which will be discussed during your consolation. Some of these risks include:

Dr. Bloch gives his patients important instructions to follow before and after surgery which can minimize most of these risks.

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