Revision Breast Surgery

In Canada, there are thousands of elective breast surgery procedures performed every year. These surgeries are carried out for a variety of reasons including a desire to reduce the breast size, modify the shape of the breast, correct differences between two breasts or increasing volume of the breasts.

When future surgery is required or occurs on the breast, it is referred to as secondary or revision breast surgery. These surgeries may be indicated for a variety of reasons including normal aging and changes to the body and the breast. They may also be needed as a result of complications related to the initial surgery or implants.

The goal of breast implant revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new implants. Often the goal is also to change or improve the appearance of the breasts while updating the implant material, which could include:

  • A concurrent breast lift or reduction
  • Reshaping the breast implant pocket to reposition the implant on the chest
  • Either increasing or decreasing the size, shape or style of the breast implant
Dr. Brown has dedicated a separate website to revision breast surgery in order to help you determine when you might need revision breast surgery, your treatment options, and an extensive before-and-after case gallery. Visit »