Revision Breast Surgery

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    2~3 hours
  • Method of anesthesia
    general anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
  • Suture removal
    about 10 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    1~2 times
  • Recovery time
    about 1~2 weeks

Overseas activities related to the breast surgery
by Director Kim Yong-kyu

Professor Hamdi

Author of Vertical Scar Mammaplasty

Professor Philip Blondeel

Chief at University of Gent and global expert on breast reconstruction

Professor Niranjian

Global expert of microvascular surgery in Royal St. Andrew’s Center for Surgery (Breast reconstruction, breast surgery)

Professor Ramakrishnan

Chief of Royal St. Andrew’s Center for Surgery and editor of official journal for European Plastic Surgery, JPRAS (Breast reconstruction, breast surgery)

What is Revision Breast Surgery?

Capsular contracture, breast shape asymmetry, prosthetic rupture or unsatisfactory result of breast size and shape after breast surgery require revision surgery.

Revision surgery should be decided more prudently than the first surgery. Surgical methods may be different depending on the cause. Owing to the fact that the precise cause has to be understood before undertaking any procedure, the selection of a plastic surgeon with much experience and expertise in the area is imperative.

Cases requiring Revision Breast Surgery


Cases with a complication of capsular contracture


Cases with unsatisfactory breast size and shape


Cases with severe breast asymmetry


Cases with rupture of a prosthesis


Cases that developed inflammation after undergoing breast augmentation


Cases with a need for prosthetic replacement

Good Timing of
Revision Breast Surgery

01The most appropriate time for revision breast surgery is about 6 months to 1 year
             after the first surgery.

02The breast tissues and shape will settle down to a certain extent in about 6 months
             or more after the initial surgery.

Depending on an individual’s condition, cases with acute symptoms such as prosthetic rupture or changes may have to undergo revision surgery earlier.

Method of Revision Breast Surgery by Cause


Capsular contracture

It is a complication of breasts that become hard and painful. Management of capsule including capsulotomy and capsulectomy and changing of implant is required


Unsatisfactory breast size

proper selection of a implant for revision breast surgery.


Asymmetrical breasts

The size of prosthesis is replaced or the pocket for implant is meticulously dissected for correction.


Implant rupture

In a case of a ruptured silicone gel implant, the area is thoroughly washed to remove silicone prosthetic residue, and a new implant is inserted.


Abnormal positioning of a implant

In cases with an irregular pattern, such as bulging above the breasts or inability of gathering breasts medially, a new pocket should definitely be made for implant insertion