What is breast augmentation revision surgery?

Breast augmentation revision surgery, also known as implant revision surgery, is to remove old or damaged breast implants and potentially treat capsular contracture. With a new implant, the goal is to enhance the natural look and feel of the breasts whilst restoring confidence.

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Surgery Time

2 - 3 Hours

Time Off

5 - 7 Days



Full Recovery

4 - 6 Weeks

Reasons for Surgery

There are many reasons for wanting to have breast augmentation revision:

  • Complications with previous surgery including a shift in existing implants position, implant rupture or leakage of implant contents.
  • Capsular contracture which may cause feelings of pain, tightness, or changes in shape.
  • The asymmetry between breasts (although this can often be corrected by using different sized implants).
  • Desire to change size/shape after having children.

Fix previous surgery

The breasts you wanted

Capsular contracture

Treat that firm or tight sensation

Your perfect look

Best size/shape for you

Breast asymmetry

The perfect look

If breast augmentation revision surgery sounds like the perfect procedure for you and you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation with James Wokes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision and you must be aware of what the treatment entails. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions people ask before making a final decision.

Prices can vary on breast revision surgery due to the reasons and requirements of each individual’s needs; pricing will be discussed during consultation.

During implant revision surgery old implants are removed, the implant pocket is adjusted or changed completely and any adjunctive procedures to improve post-operative appearance are undertaken. Mr Wokes will discuss these steps with you and base a plan around an individuals desires and requirements. Breast implant revision surgery can be rather time-intensive and may involve more than one procedure for optimal results.

It is theoretically possible for most patients to have larger replacement implants. Implant size is limited by a patients anatomy and Mr Wokes will advise on what implant size is likely to be suitable for your frame while managing expectations of the post-operative outcome.

Breast revision surgery should generally occur during your menstrual cycle when your breasts are least tender and swollen. If possible, choose a date two weeks before or after your period to use less anaesthesia and speed up your recovery.

You are likely to need one or two nights stay in hospital and may require breast drains in some circumstances. These are commonly removed after 1-2 days. A support garment will be fitted and you should wear this day and night for 6 weeks followed by a further 6 weeks at night. You will be discharged from hospital once safe to do so with a prescription of oral antibiotics and painkillers. No strenuous activity should be undertaken for 6 weeks. Mr Wokes will arrange to see you at 1 week, 6 weeks and 12 weeks after your surgery.

You should always check your surgeon is registered and has the right to practice before deciding. You can check your surgeon is registered through the general medical council.

You can also find out more information about cosmetic procedures through BAPRAS and BAAPS