Breast Revision (Breast Reconstruction)

Some patients undergo treatment at another practice but end up unhappy with the outcome. In some cases, they were satisfied but the results displaced and changed, or they fell victim to complications. If you’re experiencing the same feelings, a secondary or revision procedure may be your best course of action. When considering breast revision surgery, Dr. Mansher Singh is one of the most qualified surgeons in NYC for your needs.

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What is Breast Revision Surgery?

Many women receive breast implants, augmentations, or lifts to enhance the shape, size, and position of their chest region. It offers to boost their self-confidence and restore a youthful appearance. But sometimes, things go awry, and complications may arise, leading them to be discontent. When these operations fail to deliver on their expected outcome, a revision with Dr. Singh can correct it.

Breast revision is a type of plastic surgery that corrects previous, related procedures for unhappy patients. He assists patients with a variety of needs, including:

  • Correcting capsular contracture
  • Removing, replacing, repositioning, or resizing implants
  • Asymmetry
  • Correcting breast fold and nipple position
  • Revising scars

What is Capsular Contracture?

When a foreign object enters the body, the immune system will immediately attempt to degrade it. But upon failure, such as with a silicone implant, will instead develop a protective layer of tissue around it. This formation is called a “capsule”.

Sometimes, the capsule will begin to contract, causing distortion and displacement. Patients also report feelings of discomfort or pain in more severe cases. This is called “capsular contracture.” For those experiencing similar symptoms, Dr. Singh can surgically remove the implant and properly replace it, afterward.

How is Breast Revision Surgery Performed?

With so many types of surgeries relating to the breasts, there is no cookie-cutter approach to revising them. Dr. Mansher Singh understands this well. The patient’s previous surgical procedure determines how he performs the revision and where the incisions go.

Lift (Mastopexy)

Women (typically in their 30s and 40s) undergo breast lift, also called mastopexy, to raise their chest position and improve the contours of their upper body. It’s one of the most direct ways to restore a youthful appearance and silhouette. In the following months, various changes can affect the results, such as sagging and displacement. These may require correction via revision surgery.

Beforehand, he uses general anesthesia to ensure the operation is painless and comfortable for the asleep patient. When beginning, Dr. Singh may create incisions in the original locations. From there, he elevates and reshapes the breast tissues to their ideal position.

Augmentation with Implants

Various complications can arise from silicone breast implants, including capsular contracture, intracapsular or extracapsular rupture, leaking, shifting, and asymmetry. They can cause unnatural firmness, discomfort, and even pain in more severe cases.

Depending on each patient’s unique requirements, Dr. Singh utilizes a variety of approaches to augmentation revision surgery. If it necessitates removing, replacing, or repositioning implants, he may manipulate the original capsule or create a new pocket to reinsert into. A similar attitude may be adopted if he must reposition the areola and/or nipple. In other cases, he might need to create a new incision around the areola and straight down to the breast’s crease, for more access and when major adjustment is required.

In a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Singh, he helps decide the best approach for you and fully explains the ins and outs of the procedure.


The results from a breast reduction might be satisfying at first, but over time significant weight fluctuation can cause a host of problems. Most commonly, these are increased size and asymmetry. Women experiencing these concerns can undergo revision surgery with Dr. Singh, in which he achieves the originally desired outcome.


Some patients require revision surgery after undergoing breast reconstruction. Typically, these are women who battled with breast cancer and needed to remove either one or both breasts or a portion. Reconstructing the region, Dr. Singh combines fat grafting and implants for improved and natural appearance, volume, and symmetry.

Breast Revision Surgery Recovery

While the healing time varies between the types performed, patients generally experience soreness, swelling, and bruising within week 1. Over the next few weeks, they tend to subside, and patients can return to light work tasks. You can ensure a speedy recovery by avoiding strenuous activities and lifting, for around 2 months post-op.

With follow-up appointments, Dr. Singh will monitor and evaluate your progress. While results should be immediately noticeable, it may take up to a year for scars to fade mostly or fully. Following at-home care instructions should allow everything to heal quickly and properly.

Who Can Undergo a Breast Revision?

Annually, more than 500,000 women undergo breast-related cosmetic surgery in America. While the chance of complication is extremely low thanks to modern-day advancements in medicine, the risk is still present. With at least a 1% chance that complications arise, that’s thousands of women who suffer from malpractice or outcomes that shifted and settled wrong.

Those contemplating breast revision surgery are typically experiencing self-consciousness and diminished body image caused by a botched lift, augmentation, or reduction. Some cases stem from losing volume to cancer treatments. Dr. Mansher Singh, one of New York City’s most trusted plastic surgeons, is here for you regardless of the situation, to deliver results that restore your youthfulness and self-esteem.

NYC Breast Revision Consultation

Entrusting only the best plastic surgeon for your aesthetic goals is the key to revising and correcting botched results. Dr. Mansher Singh stands out for his unique approach to patient care, offering his everything — in the form of years of education and practice — to lend a hand to those affected by malpractice and breast cancer.

He understands that there is no single method when correcting previous surgeries because every patient is their own individual. What works for one, won’t for another. Adopting this mindset, he aims to fully inform patients of what a procedure entails, specifically for them, their needs, and aesthetic goals.

Learning more or scheduling a consultation is as easy as calling Dr. Singh’s Manhattan office, at (212) 470-4020.

FAQ About Breast Revision Surgery

Can I combine this treatment with a breast lift?

Some patients undergo a combination of breast revision with other related procedures, to effectively rejuvenate and recontour the body’s upper half. This allows multiple concerns to be corrected and addressed while saving on the costs of undergoing multiple operations.

Another commonly combined procedure is called the “mommy makeover.” It’s a series of surgeries including thigh, arm, and neck lift; tummy tuck; and BBL. This blend of treatments that specifically target the areas most prone to signs of aging is especially beneficial to mothers and women in their 40s-50s.

How long should I wait before replacing implants?

Being that breast implants are not permanent, there will come a time when you have to remove or replace them. They typically last 10-15 years, but complications can arise at any time before that. Some telltale signs that you should replace them are when you notice any discomfort, pain, or displacement.

Regular checkups, a strategy recommended by the FDA, will help you determine when the right moment is to replace them.

Silicone vs. saline implants?

When getting new implants, patients often have the question: which is better?

Both have their ups and downs, and, in a consultation, Dr. Singh will help you decide on the best choice for your needs. Saline implants, for example, provide a rounder and fuller appearance, but lack the natural feel of silicone.

Will my scars be visible?

As with any surgical procedure that requires incisions, scarring will happen. Whether it fades quickly or not is determinant in the patient’s ability to heal and how closely they adhere to Dr. Singh’s post-op care instructions. Generally, it takes up to a year for them to heal mostly or fully.

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