Some people find that they have a desire to improve their results after getting breast surgery. For example, if you have had a breast augmentation but feel like your breast size is not as big as you would like, you could request a breast implant exchange for a larger implant.

You can request a consultation for a breast revision in Cypress with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olivier Deigni. At Deigni Plastic Surgery, we want our patients to look and feel their best.

Reasons for a Breast Revision

Patients ask for breast revision for a number of different reasons, both cosmetic and medical. In addition to wanting a different size of breast implants, these reasons include:

  • Someone would like to have more shape in their upper breasts after a breast lift, which can be achieved by including an implant
  • The patient experiences symmastia, a deformity that occurs when the cleavage between the breasts disappears if a surgeon is not careful when placing the implants
  • A double bubble deformity occurs, which is when a breast implant sits lower than it should and must be repositioned
  • Some patients may desire smaller areolae

These are just a few of the many reasons patients request breast revision surgery in Cypress. Anyone who is unhappy with their breasts after surgery could be a candidate for this procedure.

Breast Revision After Implants

Complications can happen with any breast implant surgery, and they must always be discussed with the patient during the preoperative consultation and the surgical planning. All implants have a limited lifetime and must be replaced at some point. Implant rupture is uncommon, especially with the newer generation implants, but if implants are not replaced after a certain number of years, the implant could burst.

Implant malposition can happen for several reasons. If the implant pocket is not properly formed, the implant may end up in a position that is not aesthetically appropriate. Another reason for implant malposition is capsular contracture, which happens when excess scar tissue forms around the implant. This is a common complication and a Cypress breast revision surgery could help relieve this painful condition.


A mastopexy is also known as a breast lift. A breast revision can incorporate a mastopexy when there is an obvious need to elevate the nipples, which can begin to drop as part of natural aging. After a breast revision surgery that includes removing or changing the size of an implant, the breast tissues may lose their shape and the nipples could drop somewhat. In this situation, a breast lift is more likely to be needed to obtain results that make the patient happy.

Procedure and Recovery

Any number of procedures can be done at the same time as a breast revision, such as a drainless tummy tuck or as part of a mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Deigni can also perform some liposuction to remove unwanted areas of fat and improve body contouring, as well as any rejuvenation procedures of the genitals such as labiaplasty or vaginoplasty.

Recovery times differ depending on the reason for the revision. A patient undergoing simple breast implant exchange should have a straightforward recovery with minimal swelling, pain, and bruising. When a patient requires more extensive work, such as placement of breast implants underneath the pectoralis major muscle and a breast lift, they will have a longer recovery time.

While they recover, most patients will have to refrain from any heavy lifting, which usually means lifting nothing more than a gallon of milk, for about a week or two. There will also be a period of about three to four weeks before they can submerge their incisions, which means baths, swimming, and hot tubs are not allowed for about a month after breast revision surgery in Cypress.

Call to Request Your Cypress Breast Revision Surgery Consultation

Breast revision in Cypress could make you happy with your breasts again, and relieve pain and discomfort associated with implants. Call our office at 281-721-4373 and schedule your consultation. Our staff are here to offer support and guidance, and we pride ourselves on using cutting-edge surgical techniques to shape your best body.

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