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With time, even the best augmentation mammoplasty may be affected by eventual tissue sag or formation of capsular contracture (scar tissue) that requires further surgery. Because of our surgeons’ extensive experience with augmentation mammoplasty, our surgeons are frequently asked to correct problems that have occurred with previous breast surgeries.

Revision surgery may be requested because of dissatisfaction with the original surgery results, including appearance, size or problems in how the implants feel.

Our surgeons will take the time to understand the issues – including gathering information about the placement of the implant above or below the muscle, the type of implant, the date of the previous surgery and any significant events that may have lead up to the current problems.

Problems can be caused by trauma, infection or pregnancy – or other circumstances. We will carefully review your goals and expectations in order to arrive at a realistic treatment plan that also considers the results of a physical examination.

Revisional surgery is a specialized area of augmentation surgery and may require techniques or procedures not typically a part of the original augmentation, such as use of drains, massage techniques, prolonged breast fold support, or the use of oral medications. These may be necessary in order to reduce undesired scar formations.

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27 yo, 5’4″, 125 lb., 36B to 36 full C. Implants exchange from 325cc saline (done in 2000) to 640 HP with 700cc fill. After original surgery, patient had 2 children and wanted to fill out skin. 2 month post-op photos.

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39 yo, 5′ 4″ revisional surgery. She underwent augmentation mammoplasty using a mentor 325cc saline implant at another practice. She was not happy with the ripple she experienced and underwent implant exchange to an Inamed style 15, 492cc gel. 1 week photos.

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30 yo had revisional surgery. Her original breast augmentation was performed at another practice, and then she had an eventual lower breast lift at another outside facility. She had breast asymmetry and constant left breast pain when presenting to our facility. She underwent exploration of the left pocket where a permanent suture was removed and bilateral pocket repair was done. The left implant was exchanged for one that projected more and was larger. She has no more breast pain and much improved symmetry.

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54 yo, 5’2″, 133 lbs. Patient underwent first augmentation in 1975 with a saline implant over the muscle. She had a second procedure done at an outside surgeon in 2005 for left capsule, then again in 2006 twice. In 2011 she came to Edina Plastic Surgery where we changed her to submuscular 750cc Inamed style 20 silicone gels. She remains perfectly soft after 6 months.