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Breast Implant Revision

Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota - Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery

Some women who undergo breast enlargement surgery are dissatisfied with the final appearance of their breasts or can experience unwanted complications such as implant deflation or capsular contracture. Breast augmentation revision surgery is offered at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. in Minnesota to create a more natural and soft breast appearance. What is involved in the surgery depends on the treatment needed, but our final goal is always the same — to restore the positive self-image of our patients.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation Revision Surgery

Women interested in corrective breast surgery have had their breasts augmented surgically but are dissatisfied with their results or have experienced complications. They may want their implants to be replaced or removed entirely. The reasons for breast augmentation revision may include any of the following:

  • Breast asymmetry
  • Dissatisfaction with the size, shape, or feel of breasts
  • Switch from silicone to saline implants or from saline to silicone implants
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture, deflation, or leakage
  • Infection
  • Wrinkling of the implant
  • Malposition or shifting of  implants
  • Symmastia (loss of cleavage)


Prior to consideration of any surgery, the doctor will carefully examine the patient, identify her concerns and anatomic or implant issues, and review options and make recommendations.  These recommendations are based on extensive experience with breast surgery of all kinds, and may require removal or replacement of implants. In many cases, breast revision surgery can be done through already-existing scars.  Unsightly or misplaced scars may be revised or removed entirely.

In cases where implants require removal, the internal scar tissue surrounding the old implants (capsule) is removed along with the breast implants. Women who have their breast implants removed or implant size decreased may consider breast lift surgery to create a shapelier look and counteract any sagging that may result. These procedures can, in virtually all cases, be safely performed in our Minneapolis, Minnesota on-site breast surgery center.

Recovery and Results

For women having breast revision surgery, the recovery period will be similar to the recovery after the first breast surgery. Patients should refrain from exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks. Detailed instructions are given to all patients after surgery to guide them through the recovery process. Some patients may require more than one operation, and not every problem has an easy solution, but the plastic surgeons at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. have over thirty years of experience with many patients who have had less than ideal outcomes elsewhere. No surgeon (anywhere) should offer guarantees, nor should patients ever feel their payment is for a specified outcome or result. You should seek careful examination and measurements, thoughtful and experienced analysis, and detailed recommendation, which is what you receive at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. Though this does not guarantee the desired result, this approach offers the highest likelihood of success and the outcome we strive for.

Contact Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD., serving the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area, for Breast Implant Revision Surgery

There are many aesthetic issues and concerns that may occur to make breast implant revision surgery an appropriate option. To learn more about how to have your breast implants removed, expertly replaced, or other breast surgery revised, please contact our Minneapolis practice, serving the entire Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area, and schedule a complimentary breast surgery consultation.


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