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Breast Revision Surgery
Breast Revision Surgery and Capsular Contracture

There are many reasons to undergo a breast revision surgery for cosmetic improvement of the breasts.  Patients who have undergone breast lifts, breast reduction, and breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implant may be unhappy with their breast scars, overall breast shape, or breast size after their breast enhancement surgery.  For many of these patients, simple outpatient treatments can improve the overall aesthetic contour of the breast and re-proportion the breast relative to the rest of the body. 


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in breast revision and can help you achieve you desired cosmetic goals for breast enhancement surgery.  Whether you are concerned solely about your breast or would like a complete mommy makeover, our Los Angeles plastic surgery practice can offer you many options to improve your overall body shape.


If you have had previous breast surgery and are unhappy with breast scars, you may be pleased to know that there are surgical and nonsurgical options to improve breast scars.  Breast scars can be pigmented, widened, thickened, or noticeable.  By addressing each of these individual scar characteristics, Dr. Karamanoukian can improve the breast surgery scar and make them less noticeable using laser and/or minor surgery.  Patients who have had keloids on their breast may consider a combination treatment for thickened breast scars including IIT, cortisone injection, intralesional therapy, and surgical revision of scars. 


Breast surgery scars can occur during breast lifts, breast augmentation, and breast reduction.  During your breast scar revision surgery, you may also wish to undergo other cosmetic procedures that are offered in our Santa Monica plastic surgery office.  These may include replacement of breast implants, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery, and labiaplasty.  These combination procedures are collectively referred to as a Mommy Makeover. (Learn More about Mommy Makeovers in Los Angeles).


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in breast revision surgery and is a practicing cosmetic plastic surgeon in the Los Angeles area.  He performs outpatient cosmetic plastic surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  Conditions that are amenable breast revision include capsular contracture, asymmetry of the breast implant, uneven breast lift, or breast implant, droopiness of the breast, asymmetry of the nipples, uneven breast size, enlarged or retracted nipples, breast implant rippling, and breast implant rupture or deflation.


When considering breast implant revision, it is important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable about the cosmetic and reconstructive element of your breast revision surgery.  Breast revision can be performed as an outpatient procedure and is termed a revision mammaplasty by plastic surgeons. Breast implant revision can be performed in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office by using a combination of surgical and laser techniques to improve scarring, droopiness, position, volume, size, and contour of the breasts after breast augmentation. 


A combination of procedures using nonsurgical and surgical options are available in our plastic surgery office.  The most common reason to undergo breast revision surgery include repair of poor breast implant results and noticeable scars.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs surgery for capsular contracture, and can improve breast implant rippling, uneven breast size, and malposition of breast implant.  The goal of surgery is to retain sensitivity of the nipple and areola, while maximizing the cosmetic appearance of the breast.  Breast revision can improve your self confidence and help you regain cosmetic improvement of the breast altogether.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs breast revision in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica and can provide you with full details regarding the need for surgery.


If you are considering revisional surgery for capsular contracture, he performs both capsulectomy and capsulotomy to restore normal breast shape after breast augmentation.  Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian by calling our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.  Our office is opened Monday through Saturday and our knowledgeable staff can facilitate your out of town travel or accommodate your consultation if you live in the Los Angeles area.  Schedule a consultation for breast revision surgery or breast implant replacement. 


Dr. Karamanoukian is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and has expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He is double board certified and is on clinical faculty at the University of California, Irvine; Department of Plastic Surgery.  As an expert in breast revision surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian provides consultation for capsular contracture, breast implant asymmetry, breast implant rupture, and correction of breast implants. Concurrently, Dr. Karamanoukian provides consultation for cosmetic plastic surgery including body contouring, breast enhancement, mommy makeover, and facial rejuvenation. 


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Reasons to Undergo Breast Implant Revision:


  1. Restoration of breast volume after Breast Implant Rupture
  2. Improve symmetry of the breasts after breast implant placement
  3. Exchange breast implants that are too old
  4. Replace silicone for saline breast implant
  5. Improve implant visibility, palpability, and rippling
  6. Decrease breast implant scarring and perform scar revision
  7. Restoration of breast volume after childbirth, weight loss, or lactation.


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