Revision Augmentation 2018-08-01T21:36:52+00:00

BREAST REVISION AUGMENTATION

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

60yr old with painful hard capsules following previous augmentation, resulting in differences in shape, position and projection of the breast and nipples. Removal of 260cc and replace with Pure® 295cc conical shaped low profile implant.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

35yr old presented with a ruptured 330cc right saline implant from 1999. Underwent revision surgery including complete capsulectomy, change of the tissue plane from sub-muscular to sub-fascial, balancing of the inferior mammary fold height. Insertion of 295cc low profile conical shaped implant. Pictures taken at 6months.

Previous surgery PIP implants 310cc. Wants false look. For revision surgery, Removed old implants and capsule and replace with 520cc conical high profile implants.


All paired structures in the body have some form of asymmetry including the breast. These differences can include some of the following:

  • 1. Chest wall/rib cage shape – this will determine the way your breast projects i.e. directly forwards, outwards or rarely inwards.
  • 2. Breast volume – slight variation between sides is completely normal.
  • 3. Nipple position on the breast, its height (measured from the notch between the collar bones to the nipple), the nipple distance from the midline and from the fold under the breast.
  • 4. Height of the fold under the breast
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

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Revision  Breast Augmentation Surgery

Pre-op shape of breast with muscle action:

28yr. old with a known ruptured round 265cc high riding left breast implant.

Revision surgery involved removing the ruptured left implant, the bleeding right implant, washing out the cavity, replacing the pectoral muscle back to its original position and inserting a 255cc medium profile anatomical shaped polyurethane coated implant.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

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Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

40yr old with severe capsular contracture left breast in 15 year old implants. Removal of implants, total capsulectomy and replaced 390cc round high profile implants for 445cc high profile anatomical shaped polyurethane implants.

All paired structures in the body have some form of asymmetry including the breast. These differences can include some of the following:

  • 1. Chest wall/rib cage shape – this will determine the way your breast projects i.e. directly forwards, outwards or rarely inwards.
  • 2. Breast volume – slight variation between sides is completely normal.
  • 3. Nipple position on the breast, its height (measured from the notch between the collar bones to the nipple), the nipple distance from the midline and from the fold under the breast.
  • 4. Height of the fold under the breast
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Download the Info Sheet Contact us

Revision  Breast Augmentation Surgery

Pre-op shape of breast with muscle action:

57yr old mother, who underwent revision breast augmentation surgery removing the old bleeding implants 395cc left/ 440cc right, anterior capsulectomy, re-attach the pectoral muscles to the original position and then insertion of 390cc medium profile anatomical shaped implants.

Patient aware pre op may need mastopexy as some stage in the future.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

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Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

61yr old who underwent removal and replacement of 10yr old 375cc round breast implants to smaller anatomical shaped 280cc medium profile polyurethane coated implants only.

To note outwardly projecting breast and PRE OPERATIVE hollowness in the inner cleavage area (shaded in the pre op image)-offered to fill this in with liposuction and fat transfer at a later date.

All paired structures in the body have some form of asymmetry including the breast. These differences can include some of the following:

  • 1. Chest wall/rib cage shape – this will determine the way your breast projects i.e. directly forwards, outwards or rarely inwards.
  • 2. Breast volume – slight variation between sides is completely normal.
  • 3. Nipple position on the breast, its height (measured from the notch between the collar bones to the nipple), the nipple distance from the midline and from the fold under the breast.
  • 4. Height of the fold under the breast
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Download the Info Sheet Contact us

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

41yr old mother of three, who underwent revision breast augmentation. Note high position of sub-muscular implant and rash on right chest. Removal of ruptured Right/bleeding left 300cc round implants, re-attaching pectoral muscles to original position and placing an anatomical (natural-tear drop) shaped Pure® implant 315cc.

Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery – Removal of Implants Only

29yr old with rotated (left), rotated and flipped (right) sub-muscular implant 6months post augmentation. Revision surgery included removal of implants, re-attach pectoral muscle and scar revision.

Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

39yr old mother of two who underwent revision breast augmentation going from a round 350cc high profile sub-muscular implant to a sub-fascial 435cc medium profile conical shaped implant.

Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

Previous sub-muscular augmentation with 320XH implants. Revision surgery including removing anterior portion of capsule, re-attaching pectoralis muscle to original position, creating fresh tissue plane and then inserting 435cc medium profile conical implant.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

32yr old for revision breast augmentation surgery, included removal of 10year old, 200cc round leaking old implants, including capsulectomy, and replacement with 435cc medium profile conical Pure implants.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

Previous surgery PIP implants 310cc. Wants false look. For revision surgery, Removed old implants and capsule and replace with 520cc conical high profile implants.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

54yr old women with previous breast augmentation 14ys ago. Patient noted a slow change over time, particularly the left breast and thinning of tissues /skin quality of the cleavage area. Revision surgery performed include removal of old implants (270cc) full capsulectomy, replacement of implants with Anatomical shaped (275cc medium profile), minor liposuction of inner and outer thighs and fat transfer to the cleavage area 85ml.

Previous surgery PIP implants 310cc. For revision surgery, Removed old implants and capsule and replace with 520cc conical high profile implants.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

Previous sub-muscular implants 335/365cc. Revision surgery including removing anterior portion of capsule, re-attaching Pectoralis muscle to original position, creating fresh tissue plane and then inserting 390cc medium profile round implant.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

Previous PIP implants 315cc. Revision surgery including removing anterior portion of capsule, re-attaching Pectoralis muscle to original position, creating fresh tissue plane and then inserting 435 high profile round implant.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery

47yr old who underwent removal of 17yr old ruptured implants and replaced with 390cc anatomical shaped medium profile polyurethane coated implants.

Note: pre operative asymmetry of chest wall and breast shape. Patient understands shape will not be “perfect” and may need secondary surgery such as fat transfer and or uplift surgery in time.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery – Removal of Implants Only

59yr old who had 2 previous breast augmentations. Requested removal of large high riding, sub-muscular implants. Operation involved balancing scar position, anterior capsulectomy, removal of bleeding/rotated implants and re-attachment of pectoral muscles back to original position.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

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Revision Breast Augmentation Surgery – Removal of Implants Only

40yr old mother of 5, who requested removal of old, high riding sub-muscular breast implants. Surgery involved removal of ruptured /bleeding implants anterior capsulectomy, and re-attachment of the pectoral muscle back to original position.

Note: post op images match patient’s own images showing pre op breast and chest wall asymmetry


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Contact us

Revision  Breast Augmentation Surgery

35yr old who underwent removal of 310cc PIP implants and replacement with 315cc round high profile polyurethane coated implants.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Contact us

Revision  Breast Augmentation Surgery

32yr old with chest wall (right outwardly pointing) and breast asymmetry previously attempted correction 10 years before.

Revision surgery involved removal of old implants (325cc left/ 200cc right) a complete capsulectomy, re-defining the fold and insertion of 320cc medium profile anatomical shaped polyurethane coated implants.


Please note that revision breast augmentation surgery is often not easy as there are a number of factors to
consider including:

  • 1. The previous anatomical factors as mentioned above for primary augmentation.
  • 2. Placement of implant i.e. above or below the muscle
  • 3. The implant capsule – scarring that occurs around the implant
  • 4. Type of implant
  • 5. Changes of the breast tissue since previous augmentation i.e. thinning of the breast tissue and or drop of the breast tissue off the implant.
  • 6. Trying to compromise by using bigger volumes and not having an Uplift, may result in a visible implant (to touch and feel), increased risks of rippling and further surgery such as an uplift.
Please note that aiming for perfection in a breast augmentation is not realistic as the biggest determinant of your outcome is what your breast looked like prior to surgery. A surgeon can use the same implant in different patients with very different results.

Contact us