Breast Revision New York City

Breast augmentation is often one of the most transformative cosmetic procedures that women undergo. But due to complications like implant malposition or capsular contracture, you might not be able to enjoy the results of your breast surgery. Or, perhaps your tastes have evolved, and you simply want to change the size or type of your breast implants. With breast revision surgery, you can take control of functional irregularities and aesthetic concerns affecting your implants, allowing you to finally achieve the results you desire.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello would be happy to discuss your treatment options for breast revision in NYC. Dr. Cangello’s renowned results from breast surgery have made him a surgeon of choice for models from some of the top agencies in the world – including Wilhelmina Models, IMG Models, and Next Management. Whether performing breast augmentation or breast revision surgery, Dr. Cangello creates elegant, natural-looking results to complement every patient’s figure.

Contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule a consultation for breast implant replacement or breast revision in NYC.  


Hear from Dr. Cangello’s Breast Revision Patients

“Dr. Cangello’s smile, coupled by his calm and confident demeanor, made me look forward to my breast implant replacement. I trusted him, and I am delighted to say that he exceeded my expectations. I had the easiest recovery, and my replacement looks so natural and it is super flattering. His staff was the best team I have been around in a long time. Their compassion and empathy allowed for everything to run smoothly, which facilitated a successful surgery. Being in the hands of a capable caring surgeon and having results that exceeded my expectations have been the best investment I have ever done in my entire life. Thank you Dr. Cangello.”

Discover Whether Breast Revision in NYC Is Right for You

There are many reasons why women decide to undergo breast revision surgery. Explore the list below to discover some of the most common conditions and circumstances that necessitate breast revision surgery:

Dissatisfaction with Implant Size, Type, or Shape

Women’s cosmetic tastes evolve with age, and you may find that the look you desired in your twenties no longer aligns with your current preferences. Perhaps you have never been satisfied with the results of your initial breast augmentation. In either case, breast revision surgery allows you to obtain the look you want with new implants. Dr. Cangello will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that incorporates your aesthetic goals and current tastes.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is a complication that sometimes occurs after breast augmentation. After breast implant surgery, the body will typically produce a thin “capsule” of scar tissue around the implants. In some cases, excess scar tissue develops, and constricts the implants. This can cause the breasts to become hard and misshapen, and can be painful. This condition will not resolve on its own, and the scar tissue must be surgically released. Many women choose to have a new set of implants placed after the excess scar tissue has been resolved.

Ruptured Implant

Implant rupture is another complication that sometimes occurs after breast augmentation. Implant rupture is when the outer shell of the implant develops a tear. This can be caused by physical trauma, age of the implant, compression during a mammogram, and other factors. When a saline implant ruptures, the saline leaks out, leaving behind a collapsed breast. When this happens, the harmless saline is absorbed by the body.

Silicone gel is more cohesive and form stable, so a rupture might not be immediately obvious. If you suspect your silicone implants have ruptured, it’s important to schedule an MRI to check for leakage. Once a rupture is confirmed, you should have your implants removed as soon as possible. In most cases, women opt for breast implant replacement after having their ruptured implants removed.

Breast Implant Removal

Whether due to a change in lifestyle or a shift in cosmetic tastes, some women are no longer satisfied with the look or feel of their breast implants. For these patients, breast implant removal is an option. If the implants were relatively large, removing them may cause the breasts to have a deflated appearance. When indicated, a breast lift can be performed with this procedure to restore the breasts to a more neutral look and position.

Implant Malposition

When the implants move from their intended location, or were not placed in the proper position to begin with this is referred to as “implant malposition.” Implant malposition can occur from factors such as trauma to the breasts, technical mishaps during implant pocket formation, aging, or capsular contracture. This condition may cause the breasts to look asymmetrical or irregular, and one or both of the implants are typically either too high, too low, too far out laterally, or too close together. Through a breast revision procedure, Dr. Cangello can restore balance and symmetry to your breasts.

Breast Rippling

Rippling or wrinkling sometimes occurs at the implant edges. This is more common with saline implants, especially in very thin women who have little breast tissue. While breast rippling is not dangerous, it produces an unnatural appearance. At your consultation for breast revision in NYC, Dr. Cangello can help you choose implants that are more suited to your frame and natural anatomy, which will eliminate cosmetic irregularities like rippling. He may also suggest adding tissue coverage over the implants with things like Alloderm (an allograft of human dermis) or fat grafting using your own fat.

“Double Bubble” Deformity

A double bubble deformity is a rare complication that occurs when the implant descends below the normal breast crease, creating a second bulge beneath the breast. It can also occur when the implant appears to rise upward (usually due to capsular contracture), causing the lower part of the breast to look loose or deflated. A double bubble deformity can be corrected through breast revision surgery. Dr. Cangello may also perform additional procedures to restore a more ideal appearance to the breasts, such as a breast lift.


Your Consultation for Breast Revision In NYC

Dr. Cangello understands that patients may be overwhelmed with their options when considering breast revision. For this reason, he strives to facilitate comfortable, informative consultations that will allow you to fully understand your surgical options.

Breast revision is highly customizable, and your treatment plan will depend on various factors such as your anatomy and the extent of functional or cosmetic irregularities of your current implants. During the consultation, Dr. Cangello will conduct a physical examination of your breasts, and he will address any questions or concerns you may have about your potential procedure.

Likewise, he will guide you through your options for breast revision – including implant size, shape, and type for those undergoing implant replacement – and he will help you explore additional procedures such as fat transfer. Fat transfer can produce modest size enlargement of the breasts using your own fat, and many patients find this to be an attractive alternative to having breast implants. Whether you’re seeking breast implant replacement or another breast revision procedure, Dr. Cangello will create a custom treatment plan that meets your cosmetic tastes and preferences.


What to Expect from Breast Revision Surgery

Breast revision is often much more complex than breast augmentation, and it may include additional procedures like a breast lift and the removal of scar tissue (in the case of capsular contracture). Your surgical treatment plan will be discussed with you in detail prior to your surgery. In general, your breast revision in NYC may include some or all of the following procedures:

Breast Implant Replacement

Women who would like a different size, shape, or type of implants will undergo a breast implant replacement procedure. This particular breast revision is more straightforward than other types, but additional procedures may be performed if there is excess scar tissue or if the breasts have considerable sagging. Some patients also choose to undergo breast augmentation via fat transfer instead of replacing their implants.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is sometimes performed during breast revision to restore the breasts to a more neutral position on the chest. It is frequently performed when the patient chooses to have her implants removed and not replaced. It may also be performed during a breast implant replacement and when correcting a double bubble deformity.

Capsulotomy or Capsulectomy

A capsulotomy or capsulectomy will be performed when treating patients who have capsular contracture. A capsulotomy is performed in cases of moderate capsular contracture, and it involves the surgical release of scar tissue. A capsulectomy is needed for more severe cases of capsular contracture, and the entire capsule is removed. In some cases, a partial capsulectomy combined with capsulotomy may be performed. After the scar tissue has been addressed, new breast implants can be placed.

Contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule a consultation for breast implant replacement or breast revision in NYC. 


Breast Revision FAQ’s

  • Will breast revision surgery be able to correct my capsular contracture?

    Unfortunately, when a woman experiences capsular contracture, she is at increased risk for having it again in the future. While breast revision surgery can indeed correct capsular contracture, it’s important to understand that capsular contracture may recur.

  • How can I tell if my implants need to be replaced?

    Many patients ask if they must replace their implants every 10 years. The answer is that most surgeons would not perform surgery on a patient who is not experiencing any problems with her current implants. If you are experiencing breast pain, or if you notice a change in the shape of your breasts or increased firmness of the breasts, these may be indications that you need breast implant replacement. If you discover that an implant has ruptured, this is another indication for breast implant replacement.

  • I’m Unhappy with My Recent Breast Augmentation. How Soon Can I Get a Breast Revision?

    If you are unhappy with the results of your recent breast augmentation, it’s important to understand that it may take time for your breasts to fully “settle.” Due to swelling, the final results of your breast augmentation might not be apparent for up to six months. It’s best to wait until six months to a full year after your breast augmentation before considering a breast revision.

  • What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Revision?

    Since several procedures might be performed during your breast revision, your recovery may vary. When you wake up from surgery, you can expect to have a surgical dressing over your incisions, and you will be wearing a post-surgical bra. You might feel some pain or tightness in your breasts during the first few days, but Dr. Cangello will prescribe pain medication to reduce any discomfort. By one week after your breast revision in NYC, you will probably feel up to resuming your regular daily activities, but strenuous physical activity should be avoided for about four-to-six weeks.

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