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What Results Can I Expect from a Breast Revision?

Plastic surgery is a great way to achieve results that cannot be reached with diet or exercise alone. Most people who have opted for a surgical procedure are in love with their results, For those who have had a breast augmentation previously and have seen undesirable changes since, breast revision may be the answer! Body By Bloch in Glenview, IL is one of the best places to get this life-changing treatment.

What Is Breast Revision?

Breast revision is a surgical procedure for those who are looking to correct or improve their previous breast augmentations. Also known as implant replacement, the goal of breast revision is to change the size, material or look of the original implant.

When to Consider Breast Revision

There are several reasons you might be unhappy with the results of prior breast augmentation. Though time and physical changes contribute greatly, there may be complications and aftermath of previous surgeries that may also lead patients to seek breast revision. Here are a few problems that Body by Bloch can correct with breast revision:

Rupture or Deflation

An MRI or X-Ray can confirm a silicone implant rupture. Saline implant clients of this unfortunate occurrence will notice over time that one breast is decreasing in size while the other remains the same.


Unfortunately, implants have been known to migrate, creating undesirable results. Symmastia, also known as “uniboob,” shows implants placed too close together, or where the skin around the sternum has come loose, which causes a shift toward the center of the chest. Lateral malposition, in which the implant moves toward the side or arm pit area, may also happen.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is the shrinking of breast tissue around the implant caused by bacteria introduced during surgery. Patients will notice it around four to six weeks post-operation as the implant becomes compressed and hard to the touch.

Whether you need to increase or decrease the size of the implant, replace the initial material, or change styles, breast revision can get you the results you are looking for.

Breast Revision Candidates

Even if the initial surgery and results were terrific, changes in lifestyle and time may cause undesirable alterations. Breast revision is a corrective surgery that should be considered for any of the following reasons:

  • Pregnancy and/or breast-feeding changed implant appearance
  • Poor asymmetry, implant placement or negative aesthetic results
  • Wish to increase or decrease breast size or remove implants permanently
  • Changes in appearance due to weight loss or weight gain including skin stretching
  • Questioning the integrity or condition of original implant or surrounding breast tissue

Ideal candidates will also need to be in good health, stable weight, and non-smokers. With a realistic outlook, great improvements can be achieved with breast revision.

Getting Help

Schedule a consultation with a trusted surgeon to address any questions or concerns, as well as realistic results of this corrective surgical option. With over 25 years of experience in the Chicago metropolitan area, experts at Body By Bloch in Glenview, IL will happily address your candidacy for breast revision, so contact our office today!

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