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Breast Revision Surgery

It’s not uncommon to want or need a secondary breast enhancement procedure at some point after your initial procedure to enhance, update, or correct breast size and shape. Board-certified plastic surgeon and breast enhancement specialist Dr. Phuong Pham offers breast revision surgery in Newport Beach and Temecula to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

What is breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery is a plastic surgery procedure performed after a breast enhancement procedure such as breast augmentation or a breast lift. Women visit United Plastic Surgery to have this procedure for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Improving disappointing results obtained elsewhere
  • Correcting complications such as capsular contracture or implant malposition (high, low, close together, far apart)
  • Replacing a leaking or ruptured implant
  • Exchanging their breast implants for a different type (silicone or saline) or size

Dr. Pham can also perform nipple and areola reduction surgery as part of a revision procedure to enhance breast appearance further. If you want to have your breast implants removed and not replaced, he can perform explant surgery (breast implant removal).

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.


Dr. Pham is an experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. He is committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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Phuong M. Pham, M.D. Phuong M. Pham, M.D.

How long do I have to wait for breast revision surgery?

Unless you are experiencing a complication, it’s important to give your breasts time to heal and stabilize after your initial procedure. You should wait at least 6 months before having revision surgery. Sometimes patients think their implants are too small or too big after surgery and then are happy with their breast size within a few months. Dr. Pham will have a consultation earlier if you’d rather not wait.

What is involved in revision breast surgery?

Dr. Pham performs revision breast surgery in one of our outpatient surgical centers using general anesthesia. Whenever possible, he uses the same incision placement as the original breast surgery to prevent another scar. The specifics of the procedure vary with the reason for surgery. A variety of factors can make these procedures more complex than primary breast surgery, including:

  • Scar tissue
  • Weakened breast skin and tissues
  • Silicone that has leaked from older implants

How long is recovery after revision breast surgery?

Most patients take about a week off from work and nonstrenuous activities after revision surgery; however, this timeframe depends on the specifics of the surgery and the individual. Dr. Pham will provide you with specific post-op instructions for your procedure.

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham.