Breast Revision Surgery: Restoring Beauty and Confidence

This procedure addresses issues such as implant malposition, capsular contracture, changes in breast size preference, or any complications from earlier surgeries. At Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anu Antony brings her precise surgical skills and an artist’s eye to each breast revision surgery, ensuring the most beautiful revision, restoring the look and feel of healthy, natural breasts.

Who is a Candidate for Breast Revision Surgery?

Ideal candidates for breast revision surgery in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area with Dr. Anu Antony may include those who:

  • Implant Complications: Address issues like implant rupture, leakage, or deflation that can occur with breast implants over time.
  • Capsular Contracture: Correct hardening of the breast tissue around the implant can cause discomfort and distort the breast’s appearance.
  • Implant Malposition: Adjust implants that have shifted position, resulting in asymmetry or an unnatural appearance.
  • Change in Preference: Update implant size or type due to a change in lifestyle, body changes, or aesthetic preferences.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: This procedure improves or corrects unsatisfactory results from previous surgery, such as visible wrinkling, rippling, or excessive scarring.
  • Asymmetry Correction: Refine the symmetry of the breasts if they have developed unevenly post-initial surgery.
  • Replacement of Old Implants: Replace older implants based on professional medical recommendations or due to personal choice.
  • Physical Discomfort: Relieve any physical discomfort or pain caused by the current implants, which may affect quality of life.
  • Post-Pregnancy Changes: Address changes in breast appearance post-pregnancy or breastfeeding that have altered breast augmentation results.
  • Regulatory or Safety Concerns: React to updates in medical guidance or implant recalls that necessitate the removal or replacement of implants for health reasons.
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What Is the Process?

  • Initial Assessment: Dr. Anu Antony conducts a thorough examination to assess the current state of the breast implants and surrounding tissue. This includes evaluating any complications or aesthetic issues from the previous surgery.
  • Discussion of Goals: Patients discuss their desired outcomes and any concerns with their current implants. Dr. Antony provides expert guidance on options, considering factors like implant type, size, and potential corrective measures.
  • Personalized Surgical Plan: A tailored plan is developed based on the patient’s unique anatomy and specific needs, ensuring the goals of the revision are clearly outlined and understood.

Preparing for Breast Revision Surgery

  • Medical Clearance and Tests: Patients may undergo preoperative tests, including blood work and imaging studies, to ensure they are good candidates for surgery.
  • Preoperative Instructions: Specific guidelines on preparing for surgery, such as fasting requirements, avoiding medications, and the best methods to help optimize outcomes.


  • Type of Anesthesia: General anesthesia is typically administered to provide comfort and immobility during the surgery, ensuring that the patient experiences no pain.

The Surgical Procedure

  • Incision: Dr. Antony typically accesses the breast through the existing incision lines to minimize additional scarring. If new incisions are necessary, they are strategically placed for minimal scarring.
  • Implant Adjustment or Removal: Depending on the issue to be resolved, the existing implants are either adjusted, replaced, or removed. When replacing older implants, new implants are inserted, and adjustments to the implant pocket might be made to accommodate them. 
  • Corrective Measures: Breast corrections, such as surgery to resolve scar tissue (capsulectomy), reshaping the breast tissue, or adjusting the position of the nipples and areolas, are performed.
  • Verification of Symmetry and Aesthetics: Before closing the incisions, Dr. Antony verifies the symmetry and placement of the implants to ensure optimal results.
  • Sutures and Bandaging: The incisions are closed with sutures, and the area is carefully bandaged. In some cases, drains are placed to remove excess fluid and reduce swelling.
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What Is the Recovery Time After Breast Revision Surgery?

  • Immediate Post-Operative Care: Patients typically spend a short time in a recovery area, closely monitored as they wake from anesthesia.
  • Recovery Instructions: Detailed instructions are provided for at-home care, including how to manage pain, care for incisions, and recognize any indications regarding complications.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Scheduled follow-up appointments allow Dr. Antony to monitor the healing process, see that the implants are settling well, and ensure that the aesthetic results are as expected.
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Why Choose Dr. Anu Antony for Your Breast Revision Surgery?

Choosing Dr. Anu Antony for your breast revision surgery in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area means entrusting your care to a surgeon who is not only highly skilled but deeply committed to achieving the best possible outcomes. Her dual background in the arts and sciences enables her to approach each case uniquely, prioritizing aesthetic harmony and patient satisfaction. With a focus on restoring both function and appearance, Dr. Antony ensures that each revision surgery is tailored to address her patients' individual concerns and goals, promoting a result that enhances both body image and confidence.

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