Breast Revision

When you think of breast procedures, usually breast augmentation is the first to come to mind. However, in this world, not everything lasts forever. Many of our most prized possessions require effort to maintain optimal form. Homes need renovation, vehicles need their oil changed, and breast implants require revision. At Personique® , our Austin board-certified plastic surgeons have perfected the unique blend of art and science that is the cornerstone of creating subtle yet beautiful results.

The fact that maintenance is required on these items isn’t considered a flaw in their design; it’s simply a way to guarantee their quality. When breast implants require revision, it isn’t typically because there was a flaw with the original implant or an error during the surgery. Breast implant revision is simply the necessary method to ensure that they’ll always look the way you want them to even as time goes on.


Let’s Start With The Basics


Today’s advanced breast augmentation procedures and associated technology help prevent the likelihood that breast implant revision will be required down the road. However, techniques are always improving, as are breast implants themselves. The thing you’ve got to remember, though, is that the body is a miraculous thing and it constantly adapts and changes. So, it’s important to be prepared for this eventuality and understand the process if you are considering implants, or already have them but don’t yet think you are at the stage where revision is required.



Typically, the best candidates for getting a Breast Revision in Austin, TX are those who have had surgery on their breasts and are unhappy with the results. If you are experiencing any of the below, you may be an excellent candidate for Breast Revision:

  • Your existing implants are demonstrating signs and symptoms of leaking (which can be confirmed by X-ray).
  • You are experiencing symptoms of capsular contracture, meaning that scar tissue around the implant has changed, modifying the appearance of the breast and personal comfort.
  • The appearance of the breast has changed as a result of alternations in your physical appearance since the implant surgery, such as weight loss or weight gain.
  • The original procedure wasn’t done as well as it could have been, and the implants are poorly positioned in the breasts, or the nipples and areolas sit too low. Rippling of the implants could also be visible through the skin of the breast, requiring adjustment.
  • You are no longer satisfied with the size or overall shape of the breast.


If any of the above sounds familiar, then it may be time to look into breast implant revision surgery. Effectively, if you choose to move forward with the procedure, it is like having your breasts redone all over again. However, there are a number of advantages that you’ll experience with the revision that wouldn’t have applied during the original procedure:

  • Having been through the process before, you know what to expect concerning the process of having breast augmentation surgery and the recovery period involved.
  • You can directly discuss the things that you’ve liked and disliked about your breasts with your surgeon, and your experiences with how your implants have changed with your body over time.
  • Your surgeon will have a better idea of the result with each possible option for your breast revision surgery.
  • As an informed patient, you’re likely to have realistic goals regarding the outcome of the surgery as you will be better at understanding and communicating your requirements.

Remember, it’s okay to let go of the misconception that the results of your original procedure should last forever. If you need change, you’re no longer satisfied with the look, or physical changes in your body have altered the appearance of your original breast augmentation or breast lift procedure, you don’t need to settle. Breast implant revision is a viable option for many patients!


If you are unhappy with the way your breasts look after they are finished healing from previous surgery, the first step in getting Revision surgery in Austin is to schedule your free consultation with one of our fantastic plastic surgeons. During this meeting, you will be able to address the issues you are currently facing and express your desires for the outcome of your procedure. The surgeon will discuss your medical history and examine your breasts to determine the best techniques to achieve your aesthetic goals.

When discussing your medical history, it is vital to be as open and honest with your doctor. We practice complete discretion and your honesty will only help us make the best choices when performing your surgery and it prevents or lessens potential risks.

If you agree with the plan that the surgeon creates, you will schedule your appointment with our Patient Coordinator who will give you some pre-op instructions to follow.



The day you come in for your Breast Revision at Personique, your surgery will begin with you being administered anesthesia. While many of our patients typically prefer general anesthesia, there is the option for intravenous sedation. You and your doctor will discuss which one is best for you during your consultation.

Once the anesthesia begins to work, your plastic surgeon will make either an inframammary or a periareolar surgical incision, which will also be discussed during your consultation and will depend on the type of implant, your breasts’ size and shape, and the degree of change, as well as your preference. With an Inframammary incision, the surgeon will make horizontal incisions underneath the folds of your breasts, while a Periareolar incision is made around the edge of your areolas.

Once the incisions have been made, any existing scar tissue is removed, followed by your pre-existing implants. Your surgeon will then insert the new implants that you’ve chosen to give your breasts a new and better look.


Once your breast revision is complete, you will be able to return home. You should not drive yourself, but consider having a family member or friend ready to take you home as you may still be a little groggy after the anesthesia. We will provide you with a list of written instructions to follow for a healthy recovery, a temporary prescription for pain medication, and your follow-up appointments will be scheduled.

Immediately following your surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in bandages to reduce swelling. Over the next several days, you can expect to experience some pain and discomfort, but if you take the prescribed pain medication as instructed, you should remain comfortable. Most of our patients return to work after about a week, however, every patient will have a unique recovery, so if you don’t feel ready to return to work, it’s nothing to worry about.

In order to avoid exacerbating your recovery, it is very important to avoid any strenuous activity during the first two or three weeks post-surgery.

Unfortunately, any time your body goes through an invasive procedure, scarring will occur, and breast revision is no different. Thankfully, these scars should diminish over the following months and the use of silicone tape can be utilized to help speed up your healing process.



The cost of Breast Revision in Austin will vary on several factors, such as what type of anesthesia is used and the degree of revision required. The best way to get a better understanding of the cost of your procedure is to schedule your consultation and have a one-on-one discussion with your surgeon. Once they know what is needed to be performed, you will be given a cost-breakdown list so you know what to expect.

Why Choose Personique?

Recently named one of the Best Breast Plastic Surgeons in Austin by Certified Plastic Surgeons, Personique has been servicing the Austin community for over 4 decades. There is a reason we are a common name in Austin for aesthetic surgery, as Personique has become a trusted name among those who expect beautiful, natural-looking results. Our attention to detail is led by Austins’ most dedicated and devoted plastic surgeon team, providing advanced procedures with state-of-the-art equipment in a safe and caring environment. With more than 50,000 satisfied patients, Personique has become a trusted name among those looking for the pinnacle of professionalism within cosmetic surgery.


Is Breast Revision painful?

You will be under anesthesia during your surgery, so you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort. You can expect mild pain during your recovery, but you will be prescribed some pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort you may experience.

How many appointments will I need?

You will need to return a week following your procedure for a follow-up appointment so your doctor can check your incision sites and monitor your recovery. Post-op photos may also be taken to track your progress. After your initial check-up, you will need to return several more times throughout your recovery, typically between 4 and 6 weeks, at 3 months, at 6 months, and only if needed after that.

How long until I see results?

The results from Breast Revision surgery are immediately noticeable, however, there will be some swelling and bruising for the next few weeks. The further away from your surgery, the better the results will become. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you should be able to enjoy your new breasts for a lifetime.

Can I combine Breast Revision with other procedures?

A Breast Revision can be combined with a tummy tuck, however other procedures may be performed to improve your appearance. If you are interested in enhancing any other area of your body, please let your doctor know what you are interested in changing so they can offer their expert suggestions.

What are the risks associated with Breast Revision?

Every surgical procedure does come with its share of risks or side effects, and while our doctors take pride in providing positive results, Breast Revision surgery does have the potential for the following outcomes:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma or other very rare cancers in the capsule around the breast, such as breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma
  • Bleeding
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • Skin loss
  • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
  • Suboptimal aesthetic result
  • Unfavorable scarring

If you experience any concerning reactions or long-term side effects, please contact us immediately.



If you’re in the Austin area and are in need of a Breast Revision, then look no further! Our highly skilled plastic surgeons have years of experience and extensive training to ensure you get the absolute best results. Fill out the online form to the right or call (512) 459-6800 to schedule your free consultation now.

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