Signs You Are a Candidate for Breast Revision

Breast revision, also referred to as breast implant replacement, is sometimes required to remove and replace implants that have developed a problem, or to contour breasts as the body changes with age. If you wish to correct complications that arose from your primary augmentation, or if you simply want to change the size of your implants, you may be considering breast revision. In this blog post, Dr. Alexander Ereso discusses what makes someone a good candidate for breast revision.

Why Do Women Have Breast Revision?

There are several reasons for considering breast revision. Here are some of the most common:

  • Your saline or silicone implants have developed a leak, rupture or other complication.
  • You want to change the size/shape of your breasts. Your breast tissue has changed due to a dramatic change in weight, pregnancy, nursing or the effects of gravity.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

Even the best breast augmentation results can develop a complication over time. Many women experience breast changes after pregnancy and breastfeeding that they wish to correct with breast revision. Others wish to increase or decrease breast size or to fix an asymmetrical shape. If you are dissatisfied with the results of a previous procedure, revision can help contour your body to the shape you desire. If you are a healthy, nonsmoking adult, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. If you think your body could benefit from having a breast revision, give the Pearl–Ereso Plastic Surgery Center a call.

What Happens During the Procedure?

The details of your procedure depend on the type of revision you seek, but will most likely be an outpatient procedure with a relatively short recovery time. In most cases, the same incision used to insert your original implants can be used during revision. This will minimize scarring and help your breasts maintain a natural appearance. If your breasts have undergone a drastic change in size, your plastic surgeon may also recommend a breast lift with your revision surgery. Breast lift may require additional incisions and leave additional scars, but they can be easily hidden under a bathing suit or bra.

Breast revision surgery can be an invaluable asset for women who are no longer happy with their original implants. To schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Ereso, please contact the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600.

Look Great at Any Age

Whether you are 21 or 71, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso want you to look and feel your best. The key to looking and feeling good at any age is to understand what you can’t control – namely, the aging process, the effects of pregnancy and your genetics – and what you can do about things that bother you. Working with a team of talented plastic surgeons is an excellent way to minimize what you don’t like about your appearance and accentuate what you love!

Here, our Bay Area plastic surgeons outline some of the most popular cosmetic treatments, broken down by age group.  

20s and 30s

Breast augmentation: Millions of women have had their breasts enlarged with implants and many of them choose to do so in their 20s and 30s. Some want to enhance naturally small breasts to fill out clothing or bathing suits; others want to even out asymmetry between the breasts. Women in their 30s may be finished having children and want to restore volume lost to nursing.

Male breast reduction: Male breast reduction, which flattens and firms the chest, is popular among men in their 20s and 30s that struggle with gynecomastia and want to feel more confident in relationships or the workplace.

Botox and fillers: Men and women usually start to see fine lines and wrinkles crop up around the face in their 30s. These signs of aging are typically noticeable but not severe enough to warrant surgical correction, making Botox and fillers the perfect solution.


Breast lift: By the age of 40, a woman’s breasts may sag and look deflated or shapeless due to the effects of pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuation or the effects of gravity. Breast lift repositions the breasts higher on the chest by trimming excess skin and tightening the tissues. Implants may or may not be placed during breast lift. Implants may be used to restore lost volume or to add projection which a lift itself may not be able to provide.

Tummy tuckThe stomach is a common problem area, particularly among women in their 40s that have had multiple children. Tummy tuck reverses the changes caused by pregnancy, including stretched skin, excess fat pockets and damaged muscles.

Laser skin resurfacing: Skin quality and texture can diminish by a person’s 40s. Areas of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines and uneven pigmentation are common. Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective non-surgical solution to achieve clearer, more radiant skin.

50s and 60s (and up)

Facelift and neck lift: Adults in their 50s and 60s tend to have more pronounced signs of facial aging, often concentrated around the mid and lower areas of the face. Facelift and neck lift can take years off the appearance of the face by reshaping the deep tissues, restoring areas of fat loss and re-draping the skin more tightly over the facial structures.

Contact Our Bay Area Plastic Surgeons

To speak with our team about your specific aesthetic concerns and what can be done about them, please call or emailPearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today.