Breast Revision Surgery Denver

A Second Chance for Your Ideal Breasts

With any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees for a perfect outcome, even in the hands of an experienced surgeon. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, a less-than-ideal result can be devastating. Secondary breast revision is a growing field within cosmetic breast enhancement. Some patients see their results worsening with time while others were never pleased with their outcome from the beginning.

Whatever your reason for pursuing secondary breast revision surgery, the most critical factor in a successful procedure is the choice of surgeon. Breast revision is a technically challenging procedure and demands the expertise of a highly-trained and experienced cosmetic breast surgeon such as board-certified Denver plastic surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO.

Excellent Surgeon

Dr. Buford is an excellent surgeon. He has a great bedside manner, is an expert in his field, and I had outstanding results with the surgery I had. The surgery I had was an implant removal and other surgeons previously said it would be impossible to remove them without a lollipop incision. When I met with Dr. Buford later, he stated I could do a fat transfer and then not need a life with the state my breasts would be at. He was right! I look like my old self. Possibly better if I say so myself. He thinks outside the box to make his patients as happy as possible! His team is nice and caring. If you want a surgeon you’re comfortable with and can trust, choose Dr. Buford!

- RealSelf Patient Review

Should I Get a Breast Revision?

A few of the more common reasons for undergoing secondary breast revision include the following:

Repositioning Breast Implants

For most patients, both breast implants eventually settle to the same position after the body has fully healed. Unfortunately for some, this never occurs and results in breast asymmetry. To reposition your breast implants, Dr. Buford will make adjustments to the scar capsule surrounding your implant to allow the implant to settle in a lower, more natural, position.

If your breast fold is too high or too low, adjustments can be made to the fold itself which will then adjust the position of the implant. Similarly, if your implants touch in the middle (“symmastia” or “breadloafing”), your medial fold can be adjusted.

"I have known Dr. Buford for many years now. I had an extreme case that left me with severe burns and gaping open wounds. Dr. Buford and his team were willing to take on something that turned out to be a very very long process for me and painful as well until I found him! I was told by the doctor before him to do my own wound care until I went to ER . Since then he and his team have done nothing but worked with me day in and day out to do the best that they can to get me the best results. I am so thankful for everyone and all of their compassion and kindness. His nurse Shazia by far has also gone above and beyond. She has been there by my side from day one and always responded to phone calls and any questions or concerns that I ever had.

Once again I had a severe case but Buford came in and he fixed and literally saved me! So thankful for this wonderful team of people can't express the gratitude that I have. Thank you Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO!"

—Real breast reconstruction revision patient


Reversing Firm, Misshapen Breasts

Occasionally, breast augmentation patients develop "capsular contracture," a condition that occurs when the tissue capsule that naturally forms around the implant shrinks and begins squeezing the implant. Thanks to improvements in both surgical techniques and the breast implant itself, this condition is becoming less and less common.

Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, some women still experience capsular contracture and the accompanying firmness, distortion, and breast pain. By removing or opening up this capsule and replacing the implant, a softer more natural result can be achieved with minimal downtime and dramatic results.

For many patients with older implants, there may be associated disruption of the implant shell. Thankfully, this is a relatively straightforward procedure and can produce a very natural end-result.


Resizing Breast Implants

For some patients, size is an issue. While you may have once been happy with your choice of implant, life changes or aging may leave you less than pleased with the size of your breasts. If you are interested in either increasing or decreasing your cup size or improving the shape and contour of your breasts with a breast lift, Dr. Buford can help.

I Would Recommend Doctor Buford to Anyone

Doctor Buford has been amazing. I came to him for a breast revision. After 2 surgeries with another surgeon, I had severe capsular contracture in one breast and a ruptured implant in the other. I was so physically uncomfortable and obviously self-conscious about the appearance. I saw many surgeons for consultations, but felt so much more confident and comfortable with doctor Buford than anyone else. At 1 year post op, I am still thrilled with my results. He did such an amazing job. They look better than ever before. Recovery was easy in comparison to my previous experiences. Everything, from my initial consultation throughout this entire process, has been so much better. I would recommend Doctor Buford to anyone looking into breast augmentation and/or revision.

- RealSelf Patient Review

What to Expect During Your Breast Revision Surgery

At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we’re committed to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your breast revision journey.

Dr. Buford understands that the day of your breast revision surgery can evoke a mix of emotions. Our dedicated team of industry experts is here to guide you through every step, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind.

Here's what you can expect on your breast revision surgery day:

Warm Welcome

Upon arrival at our state-of-the-art facility, our friendly staff will greet you and ensure that your check-in process is smooth and efficient and that we address any last-minute questions or concerns.

Preparing for Surgery

We’ll escort you to a comfortable, private pre-operative area where you can change into a surgical gown. Our compassionate team will review the surgical plan with you, addressing any final details and providing reassurance.

Anesthesia and Supportive Care

Our experienced anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Surgical Expertise

Dr. Buford and our highly trained surgical team will perform your breast revision surgery with meticulous precision. Our focus will be on delivering the results you desire while prioritizing your safety and well-being.

Following the personalized surgical plan he developed for your unique body and specific concerns, Dr. Buford will skillfully correct and enhance your breasts by removing, replacing, or adjusting your implants to address issues such as:

  • Implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant malposition
  • Dissatisfaction with the size or shape of your breasts

Dr. Buford will meticulously and discreetly make any incisions based on the specific revision your procedure requires so that you get the balanced, symmetrical, and natural-looking breasts you deserve.

Post-Operative Care

Following your surgery, we’ll transfer you to our modern recovery area, where we’ll closely monitor your vital signs and provide post-operative care to alleviate any discomfort or concerns.

Recovery Guidance

During your time in the recovery area, we will provide comprehensive instructions for your post-operative care. Dr. Buford and our team will ensure you have a clear understanding of the healing process and answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of Breast Revision Surgery

Breast revision surgery is a procedure designed for women who have previously undergone breast augmentation but are seeking to change the size, shape, or type of their implants, or to correct any complications from the initial surgery. This procedure offers numerous benefits, catering to both aesthetic desires and health considerations. Below are key benefits that make breast revision surgery an important option for many.

Improved Comfort & Symmetry

One of the primary benefits of breast revision surgery is the improvement in physical comfort and symmetry. Over time, implants may shift, causing asymmetry or discomfort. Revision surgery can correct these issues, ensuring that the breasts are symmetrical and comfortable, which can significantly improve a woman's quality of life and self-confidence.

Enhanced Appearance & Confidence

Breast revision surgery allows women to update or change the size and shape of their implants to better suit their current aesthetic preferences or lifestyle changes. Whether it’s opting for a larger or smaller size, changing the shape, or adjusting the position, this surgery can help women achieve their desired appearance, boosting self-esteem and confidence.

Correction of Capsular Contracture and Other Complications

Capsular contracture is a common complication of breast augmentation, where the scar tissue around the implant tightens and causes the breast to feel firm and possibly painful. Breast revision surgery can correct this by removing the scar tissue and replacing the implant, leading to a softer and more natural feel. Additionally, this surgery can address issues such as implant rupture or leakage, rippling, and infection.

Opportunity to Upgrade Implant Material

Technological advancements have led to the development of newer, more cohesive silicone gel implants that offer a more natural look and feel compared to older implants. Breast revision provides an opportunity to upgrade to these newer materials or to switch from saline to silicone implants (or vice versa), depending on personal preference and goals.

Long-Term Satisfaction & Peace of Mind

For many women, undergoing breast revision surgery is a decision that brings long-term satisfaction with their breast appearance. It also offers peace of mind, especially for those replacing old or potentially problematic implants. Knowing that their implants are up-to-date and that any previous complications have been addressed can provide significant emotional relief.

Recovery & Longevity

With modern surgical techniques, the recovery time for breast revision surgery can be comparable to the initial augmentation, with many patients returning to normal activities within a few weeks. Furthermore, addressing any issues early on can prolong the longevity of the results, ensuring that patients enjoy their desired outcome for years to come.

Breast Revision FAQs

Ready for a Breast Revision Consultation?

If you're interested in learning if Dr. Buford can help give you the breasts you desire, contact us at our Lone Tree plastic surgery practice to schedule a consultation for secondary breast revision surgery. Dr. Buford will be happy to answer your questions and come up with a customized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.