Breast Augmentation Revision

Women visit us for breast augmentation revision surgery from San Antonio and the Austin area to replace or remove their implants. Most women who get breast implants are happy with their results, but revision surgery may be needed for reasons that range from wanting to change the size of the implants to correcting a complication. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our highly trained plastic surgeons have the specialized expertise necessary to successfully perform revision procedures.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Revision Breast Augmentation Case 376 Before & After View #1 | Round Rock, TX | Synergy Plastic Surgery
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This 33-year-old female from Round Rock, Texas came to see our doctor at the Austin, Texas area plastic surgery office to discuss revision of her current breast implants. She had older saline implants and a breast lift that she wasn’t happy with. Our doctor spent about an hour with her during her initial breast enhancement consultation.... Read More
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Case #290

This 25-year-old female from Round Rock, Texas came to see our doctors at the Austin, Texas area plastic surgery office to discuss revision of her current breast implants. She had older saline implants and wanted them removed and replaced with larger silicone breast implants.The doctor spent about an hour with her during her initial breast... Read More
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Case #234

This 34-year-old female from Austin, Texas came to see our doctors at the Round Rock plastic surgery office to discuss revision of her current breast implants. She had older saline implants and wanted to exchange to silicone implants and a larger size.The doctor spent about an hour with her during her initial breast enhancement consultation.... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

When to Consider Breast Augmentation Revision

Revision surgery after an earlier breast augmentation becomes desirable for many reasons. Sometimes patients decide that they want to change the size of their implants; others wish to switch from saline to silicone gel, or vice versa. And in rare cases, complications may require that one or both implants be replaced or removed.

Elective Implant Exchange

Some women decide to replace their existing, older breast implants with newer ones. This is often the case for women who have saline implants and want cohesive silicone gel implants for a more natural feel. Changing the size or shape of the implants is the other primary reason for elective implant exchange.

Visible Complications

These issues may appear gradually or be apparent immediately after the initial breast augmentation. They can include rippling or wrinkling, symmastia (sometimes called “uniboob” or “breadloafing”), or double-bubble, which occurs when an implant settles below the breast’s natural crease. Implants that sit too high, too low, or too far to the side may also require re-creating the implant pocket to produce more well-aligned results.

Capsular Contracture

This occurs when the breast tissue that naturally forms around the implant begins to tighten, distorting the implant’s shape. Depending on its severity, it can also be painful.

Deflated Implant

Saline implants that leak or tear cause deflation that becomes immediately noticeable. Silicone gel implants can tear, as well, but the cohesive gel means it retains its shape even if a tear develops. An imaging test is generally the only way to confirm a tear in a silicone gel implant. In either case, the patient needs revision surgery to replace the implant.

Whatever the reason you’re considering breast augmentation revision, it’s important to choose a plastic surgeon with the experience and training to perform this procedure. Scar tissue, stretched skin — and, in some cases, compromised chest anatomy — all make revison procedures more challenging than the initial augmentation procedure.

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation or Implant Revision Surgery Cost?

In general, the cost of breast augmentation or implant revision ranges from $7,000 to $20,000. It is typically higher than a primary procedure because revision surgery is often highly complex, particularly when performed to correct complications. It’s difficult to provide a direct comparison because prices for breast augmentation will vary significantly from surgeon to surgeon. If the revision is as simple as replacing breast implants with new ones, the cost may well be comparable to your initial breast augmentation surgery.

[Dr. Kerr] took one look and immediately knew how to repair the thin skin and leaking saline implants. Dr. Kerr thoroughly explained what would most likely be beneficial for me, and the best plan of revision. I felt such a sense of relief that I was doing the right thing for my body, and that Dr. Kerr was the right doctor to help me.”

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Your Revision Breast Augmentation Procedure

Our plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation revision procedures at our Stonegate Plastic Surgery Center, a private, fully accredited, modern surgical facility adjacent to our Round Rock offices. The techniques used in your breast implant revision depend on the reasons you’re undergoing the procedure. The techniques may include one or all of the following:

  • Combining the revision with a breast lift if weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or aging have made your breasts less perky. This is often the case for women who are replacing implants that are several years old.
  • Changing the location of your implant from in front of the chest muscle (subglandular) to behind the muscle (submuscular) if rippling is present. Moving the implants behind the muscle is necessary when patients have less existing breast tissue to adequately cover the implants. A submuscular placement is also less likely to develop capsular contracture.
  • Using the Strattice™ internal bra to provide support for the implants and help prevent visible rippling by thickening the skin, while retaining a more natural look and feel (see animation). Strattice is a material that helps promotes tissue growth and improve the skin’s elasticity.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation Revision

The recovery following breast augmentation revision is often quicker than the initial surgery, because the space for the breast implants already exists, so the body is more accustomed to it. It still requires resting and following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon, and recovery time will vary with your reasons for pursuing revision surgery.

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5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
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Hopefully, I can express how absolutely pleased I’ve been with Synergy. Dr. Blagg must be the best BA surgeon in the country. I was blown away by the before and after results before I met with him. But he performed what I can only equate to a miracle on me personally. Beforehand, I met with other top surgeons in Austin, and they all truly pale in comparison to Dr. Blagg. From start to finish, he was caring and confident, arguably the two best characteristics of a surgeon, and he delivered results that exceeded every expectation. The frequent follow ups and wonderfully thoughtful nurses will make you feel more welcome than your own home. And I definitely cannot fail to mention one of the nurses in particular, Mariah Gilkey. She is a pure ray of sunshine that will shower you with so many compliments, you’ll be questioning if you even need surgery. She, specifically, made the entire experience exponentially better than I could’ve imagined. My only regret with Synergy is that, despite whatever I’ve paid them, I’ll never be able to adequately repay the life-changing results that they’ve given me. Thank you.
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5.0/5
Mar 27, 2021
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recommended one hundred percent Dr. Bechanick is incredible she did an excellent job on me I was delighted
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5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
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Great place , Got breast augmentation Sep of 2020 and I’m in love with my results. Dr. Ross Blagg and staff are amazing .
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5.0/5
Mar 17, 2021
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If I could give more stars, I would. Dr. Crawford and her team are amazing. From start to finish, everything went so well. I’m almost 4 months post of a BA, I am so happy I went with Dr. Crawford’s recommendation. She is honest, respectful of your concerns and questions and I felt extremely confident after my consultation. I am pretty petite and 265CC was a perfect fit for me! From the consultations, to surgery 10/10. I would highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! Thank you Dr. Crawford for your amazing skills and personality! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Mar 6, 2021
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I’m super impressed with Synergy Plastic Surgery’s ability to listen and sympathize with their patients. My Patient coordinator, Margaret, has helped me tremendously with my surgery process and treats me as if I’m her own daughter. She is personable, and does everything in her power to make every patient feel taken care of. I called her struggling with some concerns of mine and she completely eased my stress and worries. My surgeon, Dr. Crawford, has a heart of gold and unmeasurable compassion. It’s truly admirable to have a doctor that is already putting so much time into her own busy job then to still dedicate time to volunteer and community work. I’ve watched her through social media change the life of children and others, and that makes me proud to call her my doctor. I’m excited to continue my surgical journey with Dr. Crawford!
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5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
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I chose Synergy a few years ago to perform my breast augmentation procedure because when I was looking at their website before and after photos, not only did I like the way the patients looked after their surgeries, it was the one website that had someone monitoring the site and popped up and asked if I had any questions. They also had an awesome special running and were super nice when I called to ask for more details as several other places were not that I called. I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Ross Blagg because I watched some of his videos on the site and also on Instagram and really liked his personality and after photos. He seemed to really know what he was talking about and cared about his patients. He was the same way when I met him in person and I put the deposit down that day after our consultation. It took me almost two years to finally go through with my surgery due to life events and the pandemic, but I was finally ready in Nov 2020 and they even honored the price I was originally quoted! The nursing staff was so nice and warm when I arrived for my surgery and got me calm and ready for my surgery. I was nervous but not scared because I knew I was in good hands. The surgery was so quick and when I woke up I had very minimal pain and felt like I was ready to go within 20 minutes! The pain the next few days was no where near what I imagined it would be, and I definitely recommend this surgery with Synergy Plastic Surgery if you are feeling hesitant about breast augmentation in general. They will be the best ones to take care of you. It has been almost 4 months since my surgery now and I absolutely love my results! They are almost completely dropped now and my scars are also less apparent already! I can't wait to show them off at the beach soon!! 😀
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5.0/5
Feb 24, 2021
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Where to even begin in expressing how utterly happy I am to have discovered Synergy and Dr. Crawford. I recently lost 95 pounds and unfortunately was left with loose skin that could not be fixed just by working out. I requested in person consultations from 3 places, one being Synergy. I was able to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Crawford very quickly. My problem areas were my arms, stomach, legs, and breasts. Immediately within meeting Dr. Crawford, I knew she was going to be my surgeon. She was extremely thorough, listened to what I was wanting to achieve, but was also very kind and empathic. Walking out of the appointment I did tell them full disclosure I wanted to at least follow through with my other consultations, but I knew I was going to choose Dr. Crawford. My other consultations did not give me that same connection and warmth, and their pricing was absolutely not comparable. The staff at Synergy continued to follow up with me, made sure I did not have any questions, and even told me if I went elsewhere they were happy for me. Side bar - both the Round Rock and Austin facilities are beautiful and very clean, and every single employee there is kind and courteous. It was a no brainer in ultimately deciding to choose Dr. Crawford. I opted to do a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and arm lift and am now 2 weeks post op. The morning of surgery I got extremely nervous (which is so not normal for me) and Dr. Crawford just sat with me and let me take as much time as I needed before we proceeded with surgery - another moment in which her qualities as not only a surgeon but as a person far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Crawford has continued to follow up with me throughout these 2 weeks and I genuinely cannot express how thrilled I am with the results already. Recovery has been a breeze (I was literally walking on my own day 1), my incisions are as flawless as they can be all things considered and I accredit that to Dr. Crawford’s talent and precision. I already have this newfound sense of confidence that I lost when I had gained the weight, and even when I lost it and had to face that new body I was left with. To anyone reading this, save yourself the time and book with Dr. Crawford. The pricing is fair and less than the other places I spoke to. You are not, I repeat you are NOT going to find someone like her elsewhere. She is so genuine, and really listens and cares about her patients. Aside from being the most genuine and kind Doctor I have ever had, her work is absolutely flawless. I really cannot stress enough, even without being fully healed how amazing I look and feel. This was one of the best things I have ever done, and would do it 100 times over, with Dr. Crawford, and Dr. Crawford only. I am very much looking forward to booking my leg lift as soon as I am healed and cleared, and would never even consider another person. Dr. Crawford, thank you for everything; you have literally changed my life and are my angel. P.S - Synergy and Dr. Crawford have not asked me to leave a review. I am doing this because her talent, work, personality, just everything about her deserves this and to anyone shopping around or are on the fence, do yourself the favor and meet with her. You will not regret it!
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5.0/5
Feb 11, 2021
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I highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! The staff is always very nice and helpful. The office is always super clean! I was lucky enough to find Dr. Blagg and couldnt have been any happier with the outcome! Very great bedside manner, very patient and listens to you. He also pays very good attention to detail! Cant complain about one thing! I am very happy i went with Synergy!
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5.0/5
Dec 6, 2020
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BEST RESULTS I'VE EVER HAD! I went pensively to get Botox & fillers/lip injections at the referral of a friend who looks amazing. I have had Botox before at other places & because I have a small forehead, have ended up in tears with hooded eyes. Most of my deep wrinkles are in my forehead. My appt was with Mara & from the first moment I could tell this wasn't just a job for her. It's her passion. She listened to EVERYTHING I said (which was a lot), spent time really studying my face & clarifying what I had said I wanted to accomplish. I was adamant no drooping of my eyes but PLEASE try to get some of the wrinkles out of my forehead. And I was also very specific about my lips looking natural but filled back in. She explained everything to me, was honest about what she felt she could accomplish in one sitting & I have to tell you I am shocked & amazed at how awesome the results are!! I have received more compliments in the last few weeks about how great my skin looks, asking about my face cream, how rested I look, and how pretty my lipstick is. That tells me she did EXACTLY what I asked. Natural & subtle. And the deep wrinkles on my forehead are almost completely gone!! I cannot say enough how much I trust her with my face/skin. I am genuinely impressed with her skills & knowledge. I have referred friends who are just as picky as I am & will continue to refer people as I truly believe they will be just as pleased with their results. Thank you Mara & Synergy for taking years off my face & giving me back much needed confidence.
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5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
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Where do I even begin?! I received 6 other consults throughout the U.S. for my MMO before going to Synergy. After loosing more than 120lbs, I had very unique needs but realistic expectations. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Blagg, I knew he was my surgeon! We spent nearly an hour discussing my options and ultimately coming up with a surgical plan that we both felt was best. (Not many surgeons do that!) From the consult, to pre-op, surgery and post-op, the experience was phenomenal. The day of surgery was a breeze from what I can remember lol. Dr. Blagg called me to check on me though I vaguely remember it because of the anesthesia and pain meds. My recovery was so easy. I was up and moving the next day with minimal assistance. I'm now 3 months post op and couldn't be happier with my results as they exceeded my expectations. Dr. Blagg has great bedside manner, a sense of humor and not bad on the eyes either. He is genuinely a good person and you feel that in his presence. Janice, his coordinator, is so sweet and informative. At every point of my journey, I felt safe (which is important in the current climate). I literally don't have a single bad thing to say which is unusual because I'm very critical. I'm so glad I trusted Dr. Blagg for my Mommy Makeover. I'll definitely be going back for all of my future cosmetic/plastics needs! If you're considering Synergy, do it, you won't regret it!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2020
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Staff and Dr. Kerr were great, and i love my breast augmentation results!
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5.0/5
Sep 8, 2020
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It’s wonderful place! Alicia Long the best from the best! I have been in the USA 9 years and she is first who made my lips perfect! She also made Botox for my twice. I’m so happy ! It’s amazing! Thank you so much!
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5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
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I cannot say enough about the Team at Synergy Plastic Surgery! From the 1st phone calls and emails with Vlasta, to the virtual consultation with Dr. Kerr, my actual surgery, and the after care, everyone and everything was A+++! I had 6 other consults with surgeons in Houston Tx where I had my first augmentation and none of them even came close to the customer service and care Synergy provided. I went in for an implant exchange. I was so scared! It wasn't exciting for me like it was the 1st time in my early 20s lol!! But rest assured, the Synergy team did everything to make me feel SO comfortable! My pre op nurse, Tiffany was THE BEST! She administered the IV needle which was my biggest fear. Normally I would've cried and begged for the person to stop. I didn't even feel a thing! Carol administered the anesthesia and once again...I didn't feel a thing! Dr. Kerr gave me exactly what I asked for and I'm so thankful. I didn't even have a single bruise. If you're looking for the best pros in the business to give you gorgeous results AND quality customer care, Synergy is the place! Thank yall!
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
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I’m over a month post-op and loving my results! My breast augmentation has given me so much more confidence and I highly recommend Dr. Kerr. Everyone at Synergy is so sweet and helpful. Such a great experience!
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5.0/5
Jun 2, 2020
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10 out of 10 recommend. Vlasta my coordinator was great with keeping in touch with me and rescheduling me throughout the crazy COVID19 ordeal. Dr.Kerr and the entire team were great. Surgery day went smoothly and my results are coming along nicely. 👌
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5.0/5
Apr 17, 2020
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Dr Kerr did my breast reduction and lift. I couldn’t be happier!!! He already knew exactly what my problem was and was right on point re: size I wanted to be. His whole team from office to surgical are amazing! I’ve never felt so comfortable and happy during any other surgical procedure that I’ve had. It’s truly changed the quality of my life! THANK YOU ALL 🙏💕
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2020
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Dr. Kerr and his team are AMAZING. I had a breast augmentation and lipo in early March. I am so glad out of the three surgeons I met with, I decided to go with Dr Kerr. Vlasta, Ashley and the staff are welcoming, friendly, and so caring. My surgery day went flawlessly and I couldn’t be happier with my results (and I’m not even a full month out)!!! Don’t think twice, choose Synergy.
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5.0/5
Mar 4, 2020
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I went in for a consultation with Dr.Blagg I was afraid it was going to be totally awkward but it wasn’t at all . He was very informative and kind . I felt comfortable from the start. I definitely recommend him.
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5.0/5
Feb 12, 2020
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I got a breast augmentation last March 2019 by Dr. Blagg and I am in love with them and get a lot of compliments , I would definitely recommend him to anybody
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5.0/5
Jan 23, 2020
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Dr. Blagg is such a wonderful and down to earth Dr! His work is phenomenal! I highly recommend him! 😊

Breast Augmentation Revision FAQ

How soon after breast augmentation can I get a revision?

We generally recommend waiting a minimum of 6 months after a primary breast augmentation procedure before scheduling a revision procedure. The breast pocket created for your implant needs time to fully settle (even in the case of capsular contracture), and the body needs ample time to return to a place that’s healthy enough for surgery.

How do I know if my revision procedure should include a breast lift?

A breast lift raises and reshapes breasts that sag. If you have mild sagging, breast implants may be enough to fill out your breasts. If your breasts currently sag, a breast lift is likely necessary to give you the beautiful shape you want.

What happens if I become pregnant after a breast revision?

Because pregnancy and breastfeeding are likely to change the size and shape of your breasts, our surgeons recommend delaying revision surgery until after you are done having babies. If you do not plan to become pregnant in the near future, it’s perfectly safe to have breast surgery.

To discuss your breast augmentation revision options with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at either our Round Rock or Austin office, request a consultation using the online form. Or call us at (512) 244-1439 to schedule an appointment.