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Breast Augmentation Revision

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Breast augmentation revision is a surgical procedure that involves removing or replacing existing breast implants to improve the appearance of the breasts. This may involve adjusting the size, shape, or position of the implants, addressing complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture, or improving symmetry or contour issues. Breast augmentation revision is a highly specialized procedure that requires a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to achieve optimal results. As an experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Elkins-Williams understands that each patient’s goals and expectations are unique. He will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Who can benefit from Breast Augmentation Revision?

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery that enhances the size and shape of the breasts. However, sometimes the initial results may not meet the patient’s expectations or changes may occur over time due to natural aging, weight fluctuations, or other factors. In such cases, a breast augmentation revision may be necessary.

While breast augmentation revision can enhance the size and shape of the breasts, it is important to note that it cannot correct drooping or sagging breasts. If you are experiencing sagging breasts, a breast lift may be recommended in addition to breast augmentation to achieve a more lifted and youthful appearance.


When you come in for a breast consultation with Dr. Elkins-Williams, you can expect a thorough discussion about your goals and expectations for the surgery. Dr. Elkins-Williams will also review your overall health, medical history, prior surgeries, medications, and drug allergies. This will include a discussion about your previous breast surgery along with any personal or family history of breast cancer, and a review of prior mammograms or breast biopsies. We will conduct a thorough examination and measurement of your breasts, which may include assessing the size, shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas. With the use of the high-definition 3D photos from the Vectra™ imaging system, you will have the opportunity to see how different breast implant sizes may look on your body, providing a visualization of your potential results after surgery. Dr. Elkins-Williams will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate surgical technique for your individual circumstances. His goal is to help you achieve your desired breast size, shape, and overall appearance while ensuring natural-looking and long-lasting results.


During your consultation, you will receive a detailed surgical quote and any required clearance forms. If you choose to proceed with surgery, our dedicated Patient Coordinator, Julia, will guide you through the process of selecting a procedure date. To finalize your preferred surgical date, a non-refundable, non-transferrable booking fee will be required upon scheduling. A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled for at least two weeks prior to your surgery date. At the time of booking surgery, we will also schedule your first follow-up visit. 


During your pre-operative appointment, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your upcoming procedure in detail and have all your questions answered. Your pre- and post-operative care instructions will be reviewed with one of our nurses, as well as any medications you’ll need to take before and after surgery. You’ll review and sign the consent form for the surgery, meet with Dr. Elkins-Williams to revisit your goals, and your surgical quote balance will be due at the end of this appointment. Our goal is to ensure that you feel fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure, allowing you to approach your surgery with confidence and peace of mind.

What to Avoid Before Surgery

To minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising, it’s important to avoid blood thinning medications and supplements for two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes aspirin or aspirin-containing products, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve, and Advil). Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin E, multivitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil) should be avoided. For a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid, please consult with your pre-op nurse.


After breast augmentation revision surgery, you’ll wear a soft post-operative bra, and there will be no dressings to change or drains to worry about. Although you may experience some pain and swelling initially, most patients do not require pain medication for more than a few days. You may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) as directed. You can resume normal activities of daily living and light walks as soon as possible. However, you will need to avoid aerobic exercise for two weeks and strength training for four weeks. Over a period of about three months, swelling will gradually subside.


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