Case of the Month – Revision Breast Augmentation

This patient is a 25 year old woman who previously underwent two previous breast augmentations by an outside physician.
Her second procedure was complicated by an infection that required the removal of her implant. She
underwent the removal of both implants for symmetry. During her recovery, she had contracture of the
skin leaving a disfigured breast that made the patient feel very self-conscious. She presented to me
wanting to understand her options for reconstruction of her breasts.

We decided that the patient would need a revision augmentation with silicone breast implants placed
in a sub-muscular position. We had concerns about the elasticity of the area of contraction of the left breast prior to
surgery as scar tissue within the breast does not stretch to the same degree as normal tissues. She
had previously undergone a breast lift, and we felt that we would need to repeat this to achieve the best

In her photographs, she is seen here nearly one year from her original surgery with a significant
improvement in her appearance. Her silicone breast implants have helped to reshape her breasts and
give them a more natural look. Although not perfect, our patient is very happy with her results and much
more confident in her appearance. The patient has recently become engaged and looking forward to a
new future.

San Diego Breast Augmentation


If you are looking to find a San Diego breast augmentation surgeon to help you with revision breast
surgery, call our Del Mar, CA office to make an appointment at 858-638-9800 for an appointment with
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vincent Marin.

About the Author:

Dr. Vince Marin is a San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. If you wish to contact Dr. Marin, write to [email protected] or you can follow him on Twitter!