What is Complex Breast Revision?

Sometimes, following an initial breast enhancement procedure, complications can lead to asymmetry, capsular contracture, or other aesthetic issues with the breasts. We understand that is can be disappointing and discouraging to go through an initial breast procedure and be unhappy and uncomfortable with the results. Our experienced plastic surgeons have the skills needed to properly revise your breast procedure to help give you the results you desire.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Complex Breast Revision?

Individuals who have experienced problems with their initial breast implants such as breakage, leakage, capsular contracture, or more can benefit from complex breast revision. A consultation is needed to best determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact our Tucson office today to get started!

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The breasts are a fundamental component of feminine beauty and we offer a variety of procedures to lift, enhance, or reduce the breasts. Every procedure is customized to your individual needs. Our plastic surgeons are also skilled in gynecomastia surgery for men and reconstructive surgeries for patients of all genders.


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Complex Breast Revision Procedure

The procedure will differ depending on the type of revision that needs to take place. Some of the most popular reasons for revision include:

Modifying Existing Breast Implants

For patients who would like to change the size of their existing implants or remove their implants completely, the existing incision sites can usually be reused. This prevents the creation of more incisions, and therefore, scars. Many patients undergo this procedure to exchange or remove their existing implants due to rupture or leakage.

During this procedure, the broken or leaking implant is removed, and any saline or silicone gel that remains in the body will be removed as well. Then, a new implant will be placed inside of the breast and sutures will close up the incision.

Correcting Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue forms around the breast implant due to an immune system response to a foreign material (the breast implant) in the body. This capsule can tighten and squeeze the implant, leading to distortion of the breast, as well as discomfort. During this procedure, the existing implant, scar tissue, and capsule will be removed and new implants will be placed.

Changing Nipple or Areola Positioning

Sometimes, the nipple and areola can change due to complications from a previous surgery. During this procedure, the nipple and areola will be repositioned to the correct spot and centered correctly for a natural-looking result.

Recovery Process

Complex Breast Revision Recovery


Because each complex breast revision surgery procedure is unique, recovery time may differ from patient to patient. Be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s specific instructions regarding recovery, which will include detailed instructions on how to care for your dressings, stitches, surgical drains, and more. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any post-op questions or concerns

Silvia Kurtovic, MD & Raman Mahabir, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons

At Tucson Plastic Surgery, we have a patient-centric approach that sets us apart from the rest. We take the time to really get to know you and your aesthetic goals during one-on-one conversations which help us to fully understand your motivations.

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If you are interested in learning about the complex breast revision procedure at Tucson Plastic Surgery, contact us today! Our plastic surgeons will work with you to help achieve the results you desire.