Breast Revision

Breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide. Doctors have been performing breast augmentation with implants for decades, and most patients are happy with their surgical results. However, breast implants are not permanent medical devices, and even in patients who are satisfied with their initial outcome, they may eventually need to be replaced. Dr. Mathew Mosher specializes in revision surgery for women who require a secondary breast augmentation surgery in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.

To find out more about revision breast surgery, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mathew Mosher at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. He and his dedicated staff will help you to fully understand all that is involved in revision surgery for breast implants in the Vancouver area.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Revision Breast Surgery Case 99 Before & After View #1 | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #99

This 53 year old woman was seen to address a left deflated saline breast implant. Previous augmentation had been performed 4 years earlier.  Removal and replacement of the deflated implant was carried out.  She has been very happy with the results. Read More
Revision Breast Surgery Case 161 Before & After View #1 | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #161

This 27 year old woman 5'5" weighing 129 lbs was bothered by looseness to her breasts that had developed since her original breast augmentation surgery 9 years prior. During consultation it was discussed that she had normal aging of her breast shape in addition to stretching of breast implant pockets. The breast tissues were thin and... Read More
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Case #105

This 22 year old lady had a breast augmentation with implants placed in a subpectoral position. Unfortunately shortly after her surgery she developed a "double-bubble" on the left breast secondary to stretching of the breast and internal scar tissue. In this case it was recommended to reposition both implants into a sub-glandular... Read More
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Case #137

This 35 year old woman was concerned with asymmetries to her breasts. At a young age she underwent unilateral breast augmentation to the left breast with a reduction to the right breast to help decrease asymmetries. Since the original surgery she had two children and has noted further changes and asymmetries to her breasts.A multi-stage... Read More
Revision Breast Surgery Case 52 Before & After View #1 | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #52

This woman had developed a breast implant contracture affecting the shape of the left breast. Her original augmentation had been done 3 years earlier and involved larger than recommended Style 15 304 cc implants placed into a sub-fascial position. Over a period of several months the left breast became firmer and a different shape. Revisional... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

For most of the women who visit Dr. Mosher near Vancouver, breast implant revision surgery is more involved than the initial breast augmentation procedure. Some of the considerations involved in revision surgery include the presence of scar tissue or silicone, altered chest wall anatomy, compromised skin elasticity, and minimizing scarring. It is important that you choose a surgeon who is skilled in the most up-to-date techniques in revision breast surgery, such as Dr. Mosher, to perform this specialized procedure. Whatever your reasons for seeking revision surgery, Dr. Mosher has the experience and training to create the beautiful results you desire.

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Dr. Mathew Mosher

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As the Medical Director at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Mosher takes great pride in helping patients understand their procedures, explaining the details and answering questions so that they are confident in their choices. Dr. Mosher and the rest of the experienced team at YES take a personalised approach to patient care utilizing experience and expertise sets them apart.

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Reasons for Replacing Breast Implants

A portion of women who undergo breast augmentation will eventually require revision breast surgery, typically for one of the following reasons:

Implant Rupture or Deflation

One of the main reasons for breast implant revision surgery is that one or both of the implants has lost volume due to leakage or rupture. In the case of silicone gel filled implants, a rupture is often detected during a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI. Often, silicone gel filled implants may rupture or leak without immediately noticeable symptoms or shape changes, making regular screening an important practice. This is particularly important for women over the age of 40 or who have a family history of breast cancer. Saline filled implants will lose volume quickly in the instance of rupture, and the saline solution will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. The resulting breast asymmetry may make revision surgery a more immediate concern. Dr. Mosher may replace the ruptured implant with a comparable one, recommend temporary removal and staged re-augmentation, or you may choose to exchange both implants for a different type.

Unsatisfactory Surgical Result

Unfortunately, there are patients who have achieved unsatisfactory results with this surgery even when performed by experienced surgeons. Many factors can influence outcome and many of these factors are not within the control of the patient or their surgeon. Breast asymmetry, over or underinflated implants, unnatural placement, rippling or wrinkling are just some of the more frequent problems that are seen. Improved techniques and implants can minimize the risk of capsular contracture, reduce visible wrinkling and achieve more natural looking results. Dr. Mosher, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, is trained in the latest techniques for breast augmentation, which can improve the outcomes from revisional breast augmentation surgery and lower your risk of future problems.

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We understand that you may have lots of questions when you are considering breast augmentation surgery. For more in-depth answers to a wide variety of questions, visit Dr. Mosher’s Breast Augmentation FAQs now.

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Implant Exchange

Some breast augmentation patients will opt to have their implants removed in order to upgrade to a newer type of implant. Dr. Mosher routinely performs revision breast surgery for patients who want to “upgrade” to the newer, cohesive silicone gel or “gummy bear” implants. Sometimes women choose to exchange their breast implants at our Vancouver area centre because they would like to go larger or smaller with their breast size.

Eventual Sagging with Age

Even women who are very happy with the results of their breast augmentation will eventually experience some degree of sagging or drooping with age, just as occurs with natural breast tissue. Some women choose to have revision surgery which may include a breast lift to correct sagging (ptosis). They may also choose to change implant size or type at the time of their revision procedure.

You deserve to have the beautiful results that you expected from your initial breast augmentation. Whether you have experienced breast changes since your initial surgery, or you were unhappy with your initial results, Dr. Mosher can help you to achieve shapely, attractive and long-lasting results.

Women in and around Vancouver seeking revision breast surgery can click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mathew Mosher, who specializes in these procedures. Or you can call YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (604) 888-9378 to schedule your appointment.

The Procedure

Revision breast augmentation surgery is more complicated than the initial procedure, and it’s important to choose a Plastic Surgeon with experience performing these types of procedures. The techniques used during a breast augmentation revision depend on the specific reason a patient is seeking the surgery. One of the most common reasons for revision surgery is capsular contracture. This corrective surgery involves the release or removal of the scar tissue and replacing or removing the implants.

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The results of breast augmentation revision surgery aren’t as predictable as what you can expect after the initial enhancement procedure. That said, many patients are very satisfied with the outcome of revision procedures. A woman may choose revision breast augmentation to increase or decrease the size of her implants as her body and her goals change. More commonly, revisional breast augmentation surgery is done to improve unwanted outcomes such as implant malposition, visible rippling, scar contracture, asymmetries or sagging of one or both breasts.

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