Through breast revision surgery, Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, helps patients correct previous breast augmentation surgeries that are no longer attractive or fit the patient’s current lifestyle. At some point in the life of a woman’s breast implants, a breast augmentation revision surgery will be needed as the implants do not last forever. There are many reasons why women need breast revision surgery including excessive scarring (capsular contracture), rippling, implant rupture, sagging, or even a desire for a size change. Some women also decide to have their implants removed altogether. Breast revision surgery is challenging and should only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons such as Dr. Williams.
"Dr. Williams and his staff are incredible! My husband and I went in for my first visit and had every question answered with complete transparency. We instantly felt confident that this would be my surgeon. No rushing us into a deposit or " special price" for a short time bologna. It took me 20 years to finally make myself complete and I couldn't be more pleased. I gladly agreed to post my before and after pictures Feb. 2018 and June 2018...beautiful work Dr. Williams and thank you so very much. Brian and I love the new me!"- B.S. / Google / Jun 18, 2018
"I cannot express enough how much Dr. Williams has changed my life. I had always struggled with my weight, even as a child. I had recently lost a significant amount of weight but was still not happy with what I was seeing in the mirror. There was a lot of excess skin. I tried exercise, wraps, sculpting, nothing helped. Even though my weight and size reflected a thinner person, I felt horrible. I went for my consult with Dr. Williams and it changed my life forever. I had the tummy tuck and breast lift with augmentation. I can wear a bikini now, and it looks good! I have never been able to say that! I almost cannot believe it is my body when I look in the mirror. I know there are critics of plastic surgery. My experience was AMAZING. Dr. Williams and his staff did an excellent job! I am not sure they realize the impact they had on my life and I cannot thank them enough. Even if your skeptical, call. It could change your life too."- R.C. / Google / May 26, 2018
"I could not be happier with Dr. Williams and his staff. From the first appointment he made me feel comfortable and provided so much information. I knew at the first appointment he is who I wanted to go with. I had my surgery Friday and already back to work Monday. His staff is beyond nice and caring I highly recommend!"- K.B. / Facebook / Mar 13, 2018
"My experience here was amazing! Staff was so friendly, very welcoming and helpful! Dr.Williams did an amazing job. I am very happy with my result and happy that I chose him for my operation!"- A.H. / Google / Mar 22, 2018
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Williams. He and his staff were absolutely wonderful from my initial consult to my final post op! Not to mention he's an amazing surgeon. I would highly recommend him!"- A.S. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2017
Reasons for Revision
reasons for revision
It is not uncommon for women to desire a different implant size after living with their implants for many years. Since the shape of our bodies and breasts continue to change throughout our lives, implants that looked great at age 25 might not look so good at age 40. Factors such as weight gain and weight loss, childbirth, and breast feeding can drastically change the size and shape of your natural breast tissue which may necessitate an implant size change.
Breast Implant Removal
Many women get breast implants strictly for aesthetics. However, some may decide later on that they no longer wish to have them and will desire to have them removed. Breast revision surgery in this case is a process where the implant is removed and the breast reshaped back to a normal size and position so that it looks natural. Skin tightening may be needed if the skin was stretched over time due to the implant.
Despite significant advances in medical technology and strong, durable manufacturing, there are rare cases where an implant may rupture. If the implant is filled with saline, there will be a noticeable deflation of the breast. In the case of silicone implants, the gel stays intact, so there will not be a noticeable difference. An MRI will be needed to detect the defect. Implant ruptures are typically covered under the manufacturer's warranty and a free replacement or a discount on a more expensive implant (saline to silicone) is usually available.
It is common for scar tissue to form around the breast implant once it has settled into the surgical pocket within the chest. In most cases, this scar tissue does not cause any harm or problems for the patient. However, in some cases, the scar tissue can tighten around the implant, which causes the implant to be displaced. This causes a hardening of the breast, which can look aesthetically unappealing, as well as cause discomfort. This is corrected by a capsulectomy in which the scar tissue is surgically removed.
A noticeable rippling can sometimes be seen underneath or on the side of the breast. This is generally more common among patients who have very low tissue volume and who are thin. Although not really a complication, the unnatural wrinkling may cause discomfort and an unsightly appearance. Rippling is most common with saline implants.
What to Expect
Recovery from breast revision surgery varies greatly. Patients who are having surgery for a simple change in size (for example, removing a smaller implant for a larger one), will have a quick and relatively simple recovery. Patients who require more extensive treatment, such as the correction of scar tissue, will experience a longer recovery period. This will be discussed in detail during the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,855 - $9,095
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unsatisfied with the results you received from your breast augmentation procedure performed by another plastic surgeon, or simply, you wish to make a change in size, please contact our practice today for a complete consultation. Our team will provide a thorough assessment and provide you with all of the options to create a healthy, aesthetically appealing breast appearance.