Breast Revision

When you want things to be different, we can help

What is breast revision surgery?

Plastic surgeons have many tools in their toolbox to try to improve the way a breast looks. Some things are simple and can be done in the office. Other things are more complex and require that you go to the operating room. Some procedures can be done under just local anesthesia, while others need you to go to “sleep” (general anesthesia). 

You wouldn’t want to use a carpenter that could only use a hammer, would you? No, you’d look for a carpenter that was skilled at using a hammer, screwdriver, pliers or whatever might be needed to fix your house. 

Likewise, some “cosmetic surgeons” out there picked up their skills “on-the-fly” and only know how to use the simplest technique. Well-trained Plastic Surgeons, on the other hand, have a lot of experience in breast surgery and know the many options that are out there. Seeing our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation is the best way to find out which might be the best approach to fix the things that have been bothering you. Together, you will sit down, discuss the options and pick a surgical plan that works for you.

What are the benefits of a breast revision?

The areas that breast revision surgery may be able to help correct are:

  • Where the left and right breasts look different
  • Sagging breasts
  • Breasts implants that are “hard” (capsular contracture)
  • Breasts that are too small or too big
  • Deflated or ruptured implant
  • When you want your implants removed
  • Nipples or areola that are too big
  • Changing saline implants to silicone or vice-versa

The list goes on and on. No matter how big or small the issue, discuss it with your plastic surgeon at your consult. They will tell you if that can be improved and how to best do it.

How much does breast revision surgery cost?

Because breast revision surgery can involve so many different surgical approaches, the best way to know how much the surgery will cost is to make an appointment with one of our Plastic Surgeons. At your consultation, the surgeon will give you their best recommendation and our Cosmetic Coordinator will give you the quote. 

Looking into getting financing? No problem. Our Cosmetic Coordinator will give you several options and walk you through the process. 

How is a breast revision surgery performed?

Breast Revision surgery can involve multiple types of surgery, including:

  • Breast implants
  • Breast lift
  • Removing any excessive scar tissue around the implant
  • Adjusting the capsule to improve the look of the implant
  • Making the nipple or areola smaller

Some of these procedures can take an hour, while others may take 3-4 hours or more, depending on the complexity. During your consultation, our plastic surgeon will describe the procedure in more detail and answer any questions that you might have.

How is the recovery process?

Depending on how simple or extensive your surgery is, the recovery time will vary. Women can usually go back to work in a week, sometimes a little less and sometimes a little more. You might have some swelling and mild discomfort. Your surgeon will let you know what precautions to follow, including when you will be allowed to lift anything heavy. 

What are the common risks & complications for a breast revision?

Although uncommon, there can be complications after Breast Revision Surgery


Our body always has differences between the left and right sides. Look at your eyebrows. Are they exactly the same? Probably not. In the same way, we cannot expect our left and right breasts to look exactly the same after surgery. Our aim is to make them look more similar, but perfect symmetry is not possible. 


Scarring is largely individually determined by your genetic heritage. People who scar poorly likely had an ancestor that scarred poorly. That part can’t be changed. But our surgeons will do their best to do what they can to optimize your scar healing environment. This includes careful, artistic suturing during surgery and detailed care instructions after surgery. 

Frequently asked questions

Q: How much time is needed for Breast Revision Surgery?
A: It can vary from 1 hour to several hours, depending on the type of surgery you need and the complexity of your particular case.

Q: Is Breast Revision Surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure?
A: Outpatient.

Q: What are the most common problems after Breast Revision Surgery?
A:  Issues can include discomfort, pain, swelling, and numbness, all of which are usually temporary. You will also have a visible scar. Your surgeon can tell you how long and where you can expect that scar to be.

Q: What is the recovery time?
A: Everyone is a little different, but, in general, most people can go back to work in about a week.  

How do I schedule an appointment?

Our surgeons would love to meet and go over everything you need to know about breast revision surgery with you. Just give us a call at 951-699-9201 or use the link below. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Our doctors.

From medical school to plastic surgery residency, they have trained rigorously to be the best in the field. Their surgical experience and artistic expressions have provided extensive leadership in plastic surgery in Temecula, Murrieta, Redlands, Loma Linda, and beyond. 

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Yoonah Kim, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Yoonah Kim, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Andy Wongworawat, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Andy Wongworawat, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Zachary Filip, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Zachary Filip, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Grace Yu, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Grace Yu, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Duncan Miles, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Duncan Miles, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Waseem Mohiuddin

Waseem Mohiuddin, MD

Plastic Surgeon - starting  July 1, 2024

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Reviews from verified AIPS patients


Lisa Adams

I came here as they are one of the few places with a female doctor.

From the minute I made my consultation til now with all my follow ups I have been very happy with every single staff personnel at the Advanced Institute for Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Kim is amazing, she takes the time to answer all of your questions and makes you feel very comfortable. The ladies who helped me size myself and prepare me for surgery are all gracious and kind and I never felt uncomfortable. 

I am very pleased, and I wish I would have came in years ago, it took me 10 years to finally come in and have my surgery.

I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Kim to anybody.



I had breast augmentation surgery done by Dr. Wongworawat.

From the very first appointment up until my last has been an AMAZING experience. All staff were super nice and treats you like family.

Dr. Wongworawat is very understanding to my needs and want. I am very pleased with my results. My recovery was unbelievable, I am out and about my second week. No complications!

I am referred this clinic to most of my girlfriends. Thank you AI!


Ashley P.

Dr. Filip is the BEST!

He clearly explained everything in detail and answered all of my questions. I felt very comfortable and did not feel rushed during my consult and follow up.

My recovery time from the actual procedure was quick and barely any scarring.

Definitely ready for the pool!

Our locations.

We have two world-class plastic surgery centers.


Temecula Plastic Surgery Office Location

27345 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 699-9201


Redlands Plastic Surgery Office Location

555 Cajon Street, Suite B
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 509-5900

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