Although we wish it weren’t so, sometimes breast surgery revision for implants is necessary. There are many reasons you might need a re-do of a prior breast implant surgery. Dr. George Solomon at Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL, understands that you may have hopes, expectations, and even disappointments related to your prior surgery. Please know that Dr. Solomon will hear what you have to say and help you meet your goals. While many women choose to keep their implants for the entire life of the implant, there are several reasons breast implant removal may be necessary. In the case of certain breast revision surgeries, such as capsular contracture or saline rupture, removal of the implant is mandatory. Additionally, the removal of implants may be desired for personal reasons. Patients may feel the original implants are too large or may want to replace them with other methods such as an internal breast lift or fat grafting.


  • Capsular Contracture: Capsular contracture is one of the most common and frustrating complications following breast augmentation surgery. It usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks of surgery due to bacteria introduced into the surgical area from the patient’s skin. As time progresses, the tissue around the breast implant shrinks, compressing the implant and causing it to feel hard and look unnatural. In some cases, the breast becomes painful to touch.
  • Ruptured Implants: Saline or silicone implants can rupture, which occurs when the outer silicone shell has ‘sprung a leak’. While this is not immediately dangerous to a patient’s health, it does give a deflated look to the breast. Ruptured devices need to be removed and replaced if desired. There are other options available to achieve a beautiful and natural breast.
  • Symmastia: Another condition that Dr. Solomon can repair is called symmastia, commonly called Uniboob or Breadloafing. This is a condition in which the skin covering the sternum pulls away from the chest wall as a result of over-aggressive dissection during surgery. This allows the left and right breast implant to move toward each other. This creates a web-like appearance between the breasts.
  • Double Bubble: A ‘double bubble’ occurs when the breast implant falls below the original inframammary fold which is the place where the breast meets the chest. This causes a bubble effect below the main projection of the breast. The incision made in this area is the key to successful breast implant surgery.
  • Implant Malposition: Implant malposition is the result of implants migrating to other locations. This includes implants that are too high (superior malposition), too low (inferior malposition), too far toward the armpit (lateral malposition), or too far towards the center of the chest (symmastia). These conditions are not uncommon and can be repaired.
  • Rippling: Some patients develop palpable or visible rippling of their implants following placement. This more commonly occurs with saline devices. It also occurs more commonly in implants that have been placed above the muscle.


The procedure for breast implant removal or replacement is short, generally lasting 30 minutes. If a patient is undergoing a removal without a replacement implant, Dr. Solomon will likely use the same incision that was used for the original breast augmentation surgery. If the implant is filled with a saline solution, he may deflate the implant before removal. The saline solution will be naturally absorbed by the body over time and is not dangerous.

Breast surgery revision to correct a capsular contracture consists of removing the scar tissue that has formed in the implant pocket as well as the implant. If another implant will be inserted during the breast revision surgery, the procedure will include the use of acellular dermal matrices or ADMs which are highly successful in helping the body accept the implants and keep them in place.

I’m so glad I found this doctor. The surgery he performed on me has given me a new outlook on life. I’m more confident now.

The whole staff did a wonderful job in taking care of me.

by Patient Reviews Verified by Google – Steven G.


The recovery period is generally seven to ten days. Once the bruising and tenderness are gone, the patient can return to her normal activities. Most patients can drive a car and return to work or social activities after a week. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks following surgery, as it can cause uncomfortable swelling to occur. Following surgery, it is important to sleep with your head and back elevated to reduce swelling in the area. Two days after surgery, you may take off the dressing and shower. If drains are placed, a shower should not be taken until 24 hours after the drains are removed. Drains are usually removed after three days.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.


The average cost of breast revision surgery may vary based on each patient. We’ll assess the contours of your body and discuss your aesthetic goals to develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. Once we have determined the ideal surgical plan for your specific needs, we’ll talk to you about the cost that you can expect to pay. If you require payment assistance, we also provide affordable financing options with payments that are easy to manage.

Verified Patient Reviews

Michelle Turner

I have picked and utilized Dr. Solomon for many surgeries, as a 44 year old woman I wanted to enhance and fix some of the aging on my face and body. Dr. Solomon and his staff for the last several years have been great to work with and made me feel comfortable on all visits. He has the best bedside manners and the nurses care about your overall experience and aftercare. I highly recommend and will continue to go to his practice for all my plastic surgery and Botox needs.

Babylove Quitoe

I did my breast implants on the 8th of December. Dr. Solomon did a very good job and his team was very nice and friendly and he’s a very good doctor. I really love him, god bless you and thank you for changing my life. I’m doing wonderful just after 3 days after my surgery. I 100% recommend Dr. Solomon 🙏

Alise Martinez

By far the best experience I’ve had with a surgeon in his profession and office staff! The entire team at Solomon Cosmetic ROCKS! I started my journey with them back in September of 2020, after searching extensively for a great surgeon in my area to do a BBL. From day one Dr. Solomon and all his office staff were very inviting, warm, engaged, and helpful in explaining any and all questions and concerns I had about the procedure I was inquiring about.

Judy pietrangeli

Excellent staff and very honest doctor. Dr. Solomon does not lead the patient one way or the other, like a few other Doctors I have spoken with.i believe his reviews speak for this practice. I will definitely return.


Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve results that you can carry with confidence. If you need corrective surgery, aka breast surgery revision, for implants to make your breasts more beautiful and shapely, call the Solomon Cosmetic Center which is ideally located in Tampa, Florida. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Solomon.

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