Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implants Revision San Diego & La Jolla

Who is a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

You may be a candidate for breast augmentation revision if:

  • You decide you want different size implants after having already received breast augmentation:
  • You experience capsular contracture (hardening of one or both of your breasts due to the scar capsule squeezing the implant);
  • You have ripples, a deflation or unevenness in size or shape

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How is a Breast Augmentation Performed?ç

There are several options for revision of breast augmentation, depending on your individual circumstances, which you will discuss with Dr. Robert Kearney during your consultation. If implants are simply being removed in order to place a different size, the implants can usually be removed through the original incision and a different size will be placed in the same pocket.

What If I Have Capsular Contracture?

If you are experiencing capsular contracture then in addition to the implants being removed, Dr. Kearney will also release and remove as much of the old scar tissue or capsule as possible. Some cosmetic surgeons will simply score or cut the old capsule and replace the implant but Dr. Kearney believes that removing as much as the scar capsule as possible will help reduce the risk of a future capsular contracture. Sometimes an additional incision is necessary for this as it is often easier to release the scar tissue through an inframammary incision.

What is a Pocket Revision?

Occasionally patients simply need what’s referred to as a “pocket revision” when there is the unevenness of implants. This can occur if one or both breast implants never drop into the intended pocket and therefore ride a bit high on the chest wall. It can also occur if one or both implants bottom out from the intended pocket and end up sitting too low on the chest wall. A pocket revision usually requires an inframammary incision in order for Dr. Kearney to go in and either tighten up and suture the new pocket or to release the old pocket and allow the implants to drop into place.

What Our Patients Have to Say

“Had my breasts done 13 years ago by Dr. Kearney and they still look good! No problems, I would highly recommend him!” -Charlene G.

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The recovery from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Kearney performs San Diego breast implant removal and replacement under general anesthesia and you may go home the same day. In most cases, the recovery from this procedure is reasonably quick since the implant pockets have already been made. Most patients return to work within a few days following the procedure and may return to normal activities within a few weeks.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

If you are interested in scheduling a breast implant revision in San Diego or La Jolla, call our office at 800-671-1951 to schedule a consultation. Robert Kearney, MD is proud to serve San Diego, CA and the surrounding areas.

We’ve Moved!

As of Monday, March 1st, 2021 our new address is:
4510 Executive Drive, Suite 103,
San Diego, CA 92121
We’re now in the building just next door to our old one. Instead of turning right off of Executive Drive, you’ll now turn left to go through the parking gate. Although we won’t have reserved spots there is WAY more parking on this side. Our office is on the main floor down the hall to your left when you enter the 4510 building.
Our phone number will be the same: 858.677.9352. We look forward to seeing  you soon!