The Woodlands Plastic Surgery

breast revision

Breast revision surgery is done to correct an earlier breast surgery, and involves removing or replacing implants or performing an additional lift if the breasts have started to droop. It is not uncommon for women to want rejuvenation or revision of the breasts after a previous cosmetic operation. For example, some patients want to go bigger or remove their implants completely, while others feel they need another lift as the breasts have started to droop again. In addition, some times revision is required due to implant problems such as a rupture or a capsular contracture.

Quick Facts:

Average Procedure Time

2 Hours

Average Recovery Time

1 Week

Covered by Insurance

Not Typically


reasons for breast revision

The Woodlands breast surgeon, Dr. Bryan Correa has corrected a variety of problems arising from a primary surgery. He specializes in correcting problems that have developed from primary augmentation surgeries and is fast becoming one of Houston’s most sought after breast revision surgeons.

Ruptured Implants

Implants are made of shells that contain a saline solution or a thick silicone gel. If a saline implant ruptures it is unmistakable physically, as breast volume visibly decreases. The more modern silicone implants can rupture with no visible signs of decrease as the silicone is thicker and is designed to stay within the shell. Patients with silicone implants are encouraged to visit their doctor for regular checkups to detect any ruptures. If you are concerned about a possible rupture of an implant be sure to set up an appointment to be evaluated

Shifted Implants

Most implants stay where they were put, but sometimes they can migrate in any number of directions—for example, toward the outside of the chest or closer to the sternum. Additionally, it is also possible for implants to slip below the inframammary fold (crease under the breast); this is a particular concern if the inframammary fold was altered during the first operation. Not only do these conditions make the breasts look unnatural, they can be very uncomfortable.

Capsular Contracture

The body naturally encloses any foreign object, including a breast implant, with scar tissue. This is a normal process in all cases. However, in some women, the scar tissue becomes very thick and contracts, compressing the implant. This can cause the breast to become misshapen and hard, as well as cause the implant to move (usually upwards on the chest). Sometimes only one breast is affected which also causes asymmetry in the chest with one breast higher than the other. This condition can be painful.

Implant Malposition

On some patients, implants can migrate to other positions after surgery. This can happen for a variety of reasons but is commonly related to implants that are too large for a person’s chest. It is also possible that things did not heal normally after the first operation or that the first operation was problematic. Implant migration or malposition is typically only a cosmetic concern and depending on severity can be minimally noticeable to extremely bothersome and unnatural.

Animation or "Muscle Flex" Deformity

Women who notice their implants moving abnormally when lifting heavy objects or working out have what is called animation deformity. To some degree, this is unavoidable whenever an implant is placed below the pectoral muscle. However, in some patients, it becomes worse or more noticeable with time and thus is bothersome enough to motivate evaluation.



considering a breast revision?

Breast surgery revisions are more complicated than original surgeries. Houston breast surgeon, Dr. Correa will be happy to meet with you to discuss ways of correcting your particular problem so that your breasts look natural and do not cause you pain or discomfort. If your implant has ruptured your options vary based on the type of implant. Saline implants typically need to be replaced due to the obvious change in size that occurs. Silicone implants that rupture can often be simply watched and do not need surgery; this is determined on a case-by-case basis. Individual results may vary.
Individual results may vary


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breast revision


“Patients seek revision of previous breast surgery for a number of reasons. Thankfully as plastic surgeons, we have many tools to address the variety of problems that can develop and therefore have confidence we can improve your look.”



You are in good health


You are at or near your ideal weight


You are finished having children


You are bothered by stretch marks or excess skin on your abdomen


You don’t anticipate any future large fluctuations in weight


You have a realistic expectation of results


“i got the exact results i wanted”

“Love Dr. Correa and the whole staff here. Everyone was so kind and helpful which definitely made the process easier. I got the exact results I wanted with Dr. Correa. Would definitely recommended this office for any of your cosmetic needs!”

– Laura Espinoza, Google Reviewer


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As some of the The Woodlands best plastic surgeons, Dr. Bryan Correa and Dr. Caroline Clarke perfectly blend their work with total artistic integrity and detailed patient analysis. Instead of simply performing any procedure asked of them, our doctors dedicates extra time and effort to assessing all plastic surgical solutions for each unique patient to achieve their wants, needs, and goals.

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