Making a Change — Breast Revision Surgery

There are various reasons a woman may opt to have breast revision surgery. Sometimes, the implants have scar tissue that is tightening around the implant. Sometimes, there may be a desire to change the implant size. Or there may have been a rupture, and the original implants need to be replaced. And in some cases, unfortunately, the original surgery wasn’t satisfactory.

breast revision Whatever the reason, Dr. Kearney can perform the revision surgery. He has the experience and the expertise to correct the former unsatisfactory outcome. The end result is patients who have dramatic improvement in their satisfaction with their results.

Why would someone have revision surgery?

There are five reasons women usually choose to have breast implant revision surgery.

  1. To change the implant size or type (saline to silicone or vice versa)
  2. To replace a damaged or ruptured implant
  3. To deal with scar tissue tightening around the implant
  4. To correct or change the initial augmentation
  5. To adjust to changes in the tissues around the implant due to pregnancy or weight fluctuation

With each passing year, implant technology improves and with it so does reliability. Plus, now that silicone implants have returned to the market, some women opt to replace their saline implants. Also, issues with natural aging can make the tissue around the implants change.

The procedure

Recovery from revision surgery with Dr. Kearney is usually easier than during the original procedure because he can usually use the original incision locations. Often, patients seek to move the implants from atop the chest muscle to behind it. This is more involved than simple replacement of the implants. Also, in cases of capsular contracture, Dr. Kearney believes in removing as much of the scar tissue as possible, which can require an additional incision.


Revision surgery with Dr. Kearney can be very satisfying. The patient’s breasts can now occupy a better position, may feel more natural, and present an overall better outcome.

If you’re unhappy with your augmentation, call us at (858) 677-9352 and let’s set up a consultation to address possible revision surgery.

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