Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery can help reshape, balance, or adjust the size of your breasts if you are dissatisfied with the results of a previous augmentation or feel your breasts have changed over time. Whether you feel your current implants make your breasts look too artificial, asymmetric, or abnormal, or whether ptosis, rippling, or capsular contraction has distorted their shape, revision procedures can provide improved contour, proportion, and symmetry while creating a more natural, youthful appearance to the chest.
Dr. Pellegrino has perfected his breast revision surgery expertise over 30 years and thousands of procedures. He will carefully listen to your goals and address your specific concerns, whether size, shape, placement or symmetry. With his skilled artistic eye, Dr. Pellegrino will reshape and refine your breasts to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results tailored to you. Whether to replace old implants, improve asymmetry, or address complications like capsular contracture, Dr. Pellegrino has the experience and judgment to meet your personal goals.

An overview of breast revision

At your personalized breast revision consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will thoroughly explain what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. He will carefully evaluate your goals, anatomy, and current implant concerns to develop a custom treatment plan tailored specifically for you. He will replace, reposition, or adjust them as needed to improve symmetry, resolve complications, or achieve your desired breast esthetics. His precision technique draws from decades of performing implant revisions.

Your breast revision may be combined with additional procedures like capsule modifications, pocket adjustments, or mastopexy if indicated. Dr. Pellegrino will thoughtfully tailor all aspects of your treatment during your initial consultation visit. His exquisite artistry and surgical skills can help realize beautiful, natural-looking results from your implant revision.

What concerns can a breast revision correct?

A breast revision performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino will:
  • Address implant rupture, leakage, or distortion
  • Improve implant malposition or asymmetry
  • Resolve complications like capsular contracture
  • Replace old implants to correct rippling or visible edges
  • Adjust implant size if current implants look too large or small
  • Refine breast shape and proportion after primary augmentation

Commonly asked questions

Who is a good candidate for breast revision?

Anyone with concerns over their existing breast implants, such as rupture, visible edges, rippling, asymmetry, or capsular contracture.

When do breast implants need replacing?

Implants don't necessarily "expire" but issues like rupturing, leakage, distortion, and even some asymmetry may emerge over time, often 10-15 years. Regular exams help detect problems needing revision.

What is the difference between primary augmentation and revision?

Primary augmentation enlarges breasts using implants for the first time. Revision procedures adjust, replace, or remove existing implants to remedy implant complications or further refine shape, size, or symmetry.

Can a breast lift be combined with implant revision?

Yes, revising the implants while simultaneously lifting and reshaping the breasts is a great option for some patients needing adjustment after augmentation. Schedule a consultation to discuss combination revision approaches.

What to expect during recovery

Breast revision is a significant procedure, and you can expect some discomfort and recovery symptoms lasting a few weeks. During this period, you may experience side effects like swelling, bruising, tightness, tingling, and soreness around the breasts as you heal. Dr. Pellegrino will provide a personalized postoperative care regimen to promote proper healing. It’s recommended to rest, with very limited activity during your initial recovery. While normal daily activity can often resume within a few weeks, it may take longer for residual swelling to fully resolve and your final results to be apparent. Dr. Pellegrino and his dedicated staff will develop a custom treatment plan and closely guide you through follow-up visits during your post-op recovery.

Is breast revision right for you?

If you have concerns about your current breast implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to explore your revision options. Patients seeking adjustments for issues like asymmetry, rippling, capsular contracture, or desire for different sizes or shapes may benefit from revision. It’s important to have realistic expectations about what implant replacement or adjustment can accomplish. Dr. Pellegrino’s expertise will help determine the optimal treatment plan tailored to properly address your needs and refine your results, helping you feel beautiful and confident moving forward.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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