Who can have breast revision surgery?

Any women who, after breast surgery, are not satisfied with the results obtained, with the current appearance of their breasts or with the changes they have undergone over time can be evaluated for breast revision surgery.

There are different reasons why a patient might choose to undergo breast revision surgery. These include implant leakage or breakage, changes in the end result, breast hardening as a result of a capsular contracture, or a lack of satisfaction with the results obtained in the previous operation. At IM CLINIC, we believe it extremely important to individually evaluate each case to provide a personalised approach and meet the needs of each patient.

Breast implants in breast revision surgery

Implants are normally used in breast revision surgery. State-of-the-art, high quality cohesive silicone gel implants are used, which are currently the safest in the market.

There are different types of breast implant that will determine the end volume, profile and projection, etc. of the breast. Your plastic surgeon will advise you on all these aspects for a more attractive, natural result. You will find more information on breast implants in this article.

Methods of inserting implants during breast revision surgery

The surgical procedure that the plastic surgeon will follow depends on the reason for breast revision surgery. Therefore, a precise diagnosis is essential so that the surgery can be individually designed. This personalisation of the technique is vital to approach the different aspects to be corrected and obtain the best results. Hence, the importance of placing yourself in the hands of a team that is highly qualified in breast surgery and with extensive experience in breast revision surgery.

Duration, anaesthesia and hospitalisation for breast revision surgery

Breast revision surgery can take between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on each case and on the aspects to be corrected. It is normally performed under general anaesthesia and often requires one overnight stay.

When the problem involves the size, increasing or reducing it, or an implant replacement, the plastic surgeon will use the incision from the previous surgery whenever possible. If there is another problem, the specialist will use an approach that minimises the incisions made.

Results of breast revision surgery

This type of surgery enhances the overall breast, making it look natural, proportionate and balanced. Breast revision surgery notably improves the results of the first surgery to give a more attractive bust.

The end results can be seen after a few months.

Postoperative recommendations for breast revision surgery

Postoperative care following breast revision surgery is often easier than that of the initial surgery. The patient can therefore normally return to everyday life sooner than with the first breast surgery. This will, however, depend on the type of surgery that the patient has required.

It is very important to follow all the instructions of the IM CLINIC medical team to make sure your progress is good and the results are as expected.


You must wear a bra and a support band for the first few weeks.

Relative rest is required for the first 24-48 h, depending on the type of surgery.

You can shower normally 24-48h h after surgery, depending on the technique used.

Dissolvable stitches are used in some breast revision surgery techniques, so they do not have to be removed. In others, the stitches must be removed after 5 days.

If you smoke, you should stop. Tobacco might have a negative effect on your healing.

When can I start playing sports after breast revision surgery?

You can resume physical activity around 4 weeks after surgery. Consult with your surgeon in the case of contact sports.

Will there be any swelling after breast revision surgery?

This will depend on the technique followed in each case. A certain amount of swelling is normal and will go down during the first 7 days after surgery.

When are the stitches removed after breast revision surgery?

It depends on the type of surgery. In some techniques, the stitches are removed after five days. In others, such as implant replacement, dissolvable stitches are used and do not require removal.

What type of garment must I wear after surgery?

You must wear a special bra and a support band for around four weeks or for the time indicated by the surgeon.

Do you know what IM Care is?

IM Care is the commitment of IM CLINIC to care for you for the first year after your surgery. You will have a 24-hour hotline for your peace of mind, and our medical team will visit you regularly to ensure the results are as expected.