When breast implants do not look, feel or function as a woman desires, breast revision surgery can correct many issues.


Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin will consult with you and decide whether to repair, replace or altogether remove previous implants. Faulty implants can rupture, lose volume or shift over time, distorting the shape of the breasts. Also, the breast tissue can become damaged or weakened, which requires repair. Along with breast revision surgery, Drs. Nuveen and Caplin can use Surgimend to reinforce the damaged tissue, which can help the implant maintain its shape and position. In other cases, a woman might decide that she no longer wants implants and will choose to have them removed. Regardless of the situation, the cosmetic surgeons of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will work closely with the patient to help her accomplish her aesthetic goals.



Reasons for Revision Surgery

Breast revision corrects circumstances in regard to breast implants. The surgery focuses on removal, replacement, or making a switch from saline to silicone-based implants. Listed below are the most common cases where a patient may be a candidate for this treatment.


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Breast Implant Removal

Individuals who wish to undergo breast augmentation do so to increase breast size primarily for aesthetics. However, after breast augmentation, some women may be dissatisfied with their results and opt to revert back to their normal breast size. Others may want to remove their implants because of health concerns or other personal reasons. Breast revision surgery is a process where the implant is removed and the skin over the breast is tightened to make sure the breast sits in a natural position and looks normal.


Ruptured Implant

Despite the guarantee that implants are safe and leakages are rare, there are cases when a shell breaks down. If it is filled with saline, the solution will be absorbed by the body, and there will be a noticeable deflation of the breast. In the case of silicone implants, the gel will settle where it is originally placed and the only way to verify it ruptured is with an mri because the gel doesn’t deflate. This is also the reason why a patient with silicone implants must undergo routine mri scans.



I had the best experience!!! The whole staff have exceeded my expectations. They are so friendly and professional. They don’t leave you with unanswered questions. I’m extremely happy with the results!! I highly recommend Dr Nuveen. He is the best for sure!! I’m glad we have him in Oklahoma!

Yasmine Abd El Raouf


Capsular Contracture

The tissues surrounding the implant may develop scars over time, which creates a capsular contracture. The scar tissue tightens around the implant, which causes the implant to be displaced. The patient will feel severe hardening of the breast, which can be a discomfort. This is corrected by a capsulectomy in which the scar tissue is surgically removed. Based on statistics, there are more occurrences of contracture with saline implants compared to silicone-based ones.


Breast Rippling

A noticeable rippling can sometimes be seen underneath or on the side of the breast. This is generally more common among patients who have very low tissue volume and who are thin. Although not really a complication, the unnatural wrinkling may cause discomfort and an unsightly appearance. Rippling is most common with saline implants.


Double Bubble Implants

When an implant moves out of the intended pocket, it may cause the appearance of a double breast where a significant crease is noticeable. Implants not properly placed may drop and extend past the breast’s crease or rise, forming an odd volume on top of the breast. Sometimes implants are displaced by severe capsular contracture or a tightening scar tissue. Patients who experience this will go ahead with a revision surgery as this condition is usually noticeable when wearing tight-fitting clothes.


Breast Size

Breast implants vary in size, texture, shape and base. Some patients may be unhappy with how the breast looks and may consider a revision surgery to improve the appearance according to preference. It may be another size increase or a switch from a rounded implant to a more natural looking teardrop shape. Some patients also later realize that they’d rather have silicone instead of saline. All preferences will be considered to modify the augmented breast.



I am almost one year post op and I have been very happy with my results. From the moment walking in the door I was treated so well. Dr. Nuveen and the entire staff made me feel special and important. They are all very patient and answer any and all questions. They took such good care of me. If I decide to have more work done I will definitely be calling CSA again.

Melissa Pruitt


Surgical Technique

Revision surgery is tailored according to the cosmetic issue the patient is addressing. With this treatment, a major correction is done to the augmented breast in conjunction to scar tissue removal, if applicable, or a breast lift if there is sagging. There are instances when a strattice (a tissue matrix device) will be needed to act as an internal underwire if additional support is required. Ultimately, the correction aims to fix the issue that’s the source of the patient’s dissatisfaction.


During/After Surgery

Breast revision surgery is performed with general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The patient may be sent home after treatment depending on the severity of the case. It is recommended to have someone who can drive the patient home and who can provide support within 48 hours. Patients can resume to their normal routine on the second week. It will take a few more months for the effects of the revision to become noticeable and the breast to develop a natural feel and look.

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    I had the best experience!!! The whole staff have exceeded my expectations. They are so friendly and professional. They don’t leave you with unanswered questions. I’m extremely happy with the results!! I highly recommend Dr Nuveen. He is the best for sure!! I’m glad we have him in Oklahoma!

    Yasmine Abd El Raouf


    I am almost one year post op and I have been very happy with my results. From the moment walking in the door I was treated so well. Dr. Nuveen and the entire staff made me feel special and important. They are all very patient and answer any and all questions. They took such good care of me. If I decide to have more work done I will definitely be calling CSA again.

    Melissa Pruitt


    I absolutely love this place! The office and staff are super. Everyone you meet has a smile and makes you feel important and happy you came there. I did my research online and found out that Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nuveen are both the only tripple board certified doctors in the USA and of all places in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. That was very important to me in to finding a good surgeon. Dr. Caplin has a superior talent and eye in making you beautiful. I'm 64 years old and I needed a lot work. She even has her own line of beauty products I use and absolutely love. Dr. Caplin has made me feel pretty again and the only doctor I will continue to see. I'm her biggest fan!! Thank you Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates!

    Dorothy Roberts

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