Breast augmentation revision, which involves removal and/or replacement of your breast implants is one of the most common and routine plastic surgery procedures performed. With newer medical techniques and implant material, more women are able to receive the breast enhancement they desire. But if the breast augmentation may not have yielded the results you envisioned, a breast augmentation revision can be performed to change the shape/size/type of implants and to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation. These are the top reasons why women choose to have their breast augmentation revised.

This is one of the most common reasons why women choose to have breast augmentation revision—it is because their primary breast enhancement did not result in the breast size they wanted. For some women, the implants they choose resulted in breasts that were too large for their body. It might result in an unbalanced appearance or they were physically too heavy and cumbersome. Other women might also feel that their augmentation did not achieve as much volume as they expected, which in turn did not provide the curves and enhancement they wanted.

For women in such predicament, their original implants can be removed and more appropriately sized implant can be replaced.

Even though breast implants were made to be very durable, constant trauma to the implant or a natural defect can cause them to leak or rupture. In the case of a saline implant leak, it is immediately noticeable; the breast will appear to be deflated due to leakage of the harmless saline solution. Silicone implants leaks, however, will require an MRI to detect. The newer version of implants, silicone gel implants, when ruptured, will not flow around due to their ‘gummy bear’ consistency. Silicone is also inert, which doesn’t react with the body.


Cohesive nature of silicone gel implants

With regular movement, breast implants can rotate within their created pockets overtime. In some cases, the breast tissue becomes too weak to support the implants, and they move out of their intended position. In such cases, revision surgery can help to reposition the implants.

In some instances, symmastia, inward movement of the breast implants, might cause an appearance of a singular breast. Revision surgery helps to create better breast definition and enhances cleavage.

Capsular contracture remains one of the main reasons for revision surgery. During the event of a capsular contracture, the natural shell formation around the breast implants begins to contract and squeeze the implant. This might cause pain and reduction of breast size. In other cases, it might also cause the breast to look and feel hard.

In revision surgery, the hardened capsule is released, and the scar tissue removed.


If the body has an over-reaction to the implant, then the scar tissue starts building up inside the capsule and starts contracting and compressing the implant. The excess or constricting scar tissue ends up resulting in capsular contracture.

If you desire to revise your breast augmentation, schedule your consultation with an experienced and accredited plastic surgeon who can best achieve your need. No matter your personal reasons for choosing a breast augmentation revision, the procedure can drastically improve your breast appearance.

To learn more about breast augmentation revision do contact us at:
Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Tel: +65 64648075


Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.