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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your current breast implants, or you’ve experienced a complication, a revision may be performed to remove or replace them.

What is a Breast Revision?

The shape, size and appearance of breast implants can change over time. When this occurs, a second procedure may be necessary. During our Marina del Rey breast revision procedure, Dr. Macias will remove your old implants. From there, he will perform a breast lift or place new implants, depending on your needs.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. Breast revisions are complex procedures that must be performed delicately. Dr. Macias has extensive experience helping women navigate these surgeries, addressing complications with their implants, changing the appearance of their breasts, and delivering natural results that surpass their expectations.

The Procedure

Your Marina del Rey breast revision will be done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep for the duration of the procedure. To begin, Dr. Macias will re-open your original incision.

If you’re having silicone implants removed, he will first carefully inspect the implant for an undetected rupture to prevent complications. If any scar tissue is present, Dr. Macias will extract that as well. Once your old implants are removed, Dr. Macias will either place new implants or perform a breast lift, before closing the incisions.

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Most of our Marina del Rey patients need to stay home from work for about one week following a breast revision procedure. During this time, you can expect to experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising. The swelling will begin to subside within a couple of weeks, at which point you will be able to see your new, beautiful breasts.

Am I a Candidate?

If you have breast implants and would like to change the appearance of your chest, a breast revision may be right for you. To be considered an ideal candidate, you should be in good general health, close to your ideal weight and with realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish.

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA – ALCL)

Are you concerned about the risk of developing ALCL? It is important that you have accurate facts. If you do not have any symptoms, which include swelling, rashes, asymmetry, fluid developing around your breast, hardened breasts or pain, you can choose to replace your implants for your own safety or leave them in place. If you have been diagnosed with ALCL limited to the area around the breast and do not require other treatment, Dr. Macias can perform treatment by removing the implants and the scar tissue capsule and replacing them with smooth implants.

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FAQ Breast Revision

What breast implant complications require a revision?

Scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), poorly positioned implants, implant displacement, visible rippling, and an implant rupture are all complications that must be addressed with a revision. However, many Marina del Rey patients undergo a breast revision simply to change the size, shape and appearance of their implants.

Should I remove or replace my implants?

Choosing to remove or replace your breast implants is a personal decision. Dr. Macias has experience performing both procedures and can help you determine which option will provide the aesthetic look you want. If you choose to remove your implants, you will likely require a lift, as your natural breasts may appear deflated after the procedure.


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To take your next step in cosmetic enhancement, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Macias. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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