The vast majority of women with breast implants are happy with their results and enjoy their new curves without complication. On occasion, however, a patient will want or need to have her implants exchanged with breast augmentation revision surgery.

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Why do patients have revision breast surgery?

One of the most common reasons patients come in for revision is for size change. If you have already had a breast augmentation and you desire your breasts to be either larger or smaller, we can help you find the breast implants that will best match what you would like.

Revision of your breast augmentation may be indicated if your breast implants have a rupture, show rippling, are too hard (usually an indication of capsular contracture), or are unequal in shape or size. If you’re unsure if replacing your breast implants is the right choice for you, reading this blog post from Dr. Saltz might help.

Breast Revision Surgery with Dr. Lori Saltz

Using Tissue Matrix for Breast Implant Revision

Our breast revision specialists, board certified plastic surgeons Dr. John Smoot and Dr. Lori Saltz, both are experienced using reconstructive tissue matrices during breast implant revision, including Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix and GalaFLEX Soft Tissue Support. Both are strong, sterile and flexible sheets that add support to your existing breast tissue and can be used to help correct a number of issues, such as:

At your consultation, we’ll explain how each option works, or you can learn more now about GalaFLEX or Strattice on our site.

Your breast revision at LJC

Our goal with revision breast surgery is to restore good looking, soft and symmetrical breasts. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Revision of breast enlargement usually involves releasing or excising the capsule around your current breast implant(s) and recreating an ideal pocket or space for the breast implant(s) to rest.

“I originally came in for the appointment feeling hopeless due to capsulation of my right breast. I left feeling very hopeful. Three months post-op, things are looking better than ever. Dr. Smoot and Carmen, his nurse, were reassuring & supportive. Carmen called numerous times after my surgery to check on me. I can’t tell you how much that meant.”*
Breast Revision Patient

A revision is usually performed through your old incision. The old scar is excised and a new one created in the same location. The old or new implant is replaced either above or below the muscle, depending upon your consultation.

Dr. Smoot on Breast Revision Surgery Techniques for Optimal Results

How much does breast implant revision surgery cost in San Diego?

The price of breast implant revision at our San Diego plastic surgery office typically ranges from $8,000 to $9,500.

Your actual price depends on your anatomy, operating time involved, surgical technique used, the type of implants you choose, and other factors. We will provide an individualized, all-inclusive fee quote at your free consultation. Our fee quotes are good for three months, which allows you time to think about it and plan ahead.

Get your recommended breast implant screenings at LJC

At LJC, we want you to enjoy beautiful results and peace of mind! We now offer high-resolution ultrasound imaging to screen silicone breast implants.

Why ultrasound? It’s safe, comfortable, and more affordable than MRI while providing reliable results for the detection of silent rupture, seroma, and other issues. Learn more »

Since 1988, more than 32,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.

Learn more about breast augmentation revision

Please call or text San Diego’s La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa at (858) 452-1981 or use our online contact form to request more information on revision breast augmentation surgery.