Breast Revision | Breast Implant Removal

Long Island Breast Revision With Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Do you need a breast surgery do-over? As one of the premier plastic surgeons in Long Island, Dr. Meredith Vandegrift often counsels patients who are unhappy with the results of a previous breast surgery. Her surgical expertise and advanced training in cosmetic breast surgery enable her to make revisions and improve the overall results. 

Whether caused by a surgical error, unrealized expectations, aging, or post-surgical complications, breast revision surgery helps patients improve the outcome of a previous breast surgery. You may choose to have revision surgery after breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction surgery. Learn more about breast revision in Long Island by contacting Dr. Meredith Vandegrift. Interested patients can reach our office by calling (631) 935-0303 or contacting us online.

About Breast Revision

Breast revision surgery aims to correct problems arising from a previous breast enhancement. While Dr. Vandegrift can perform it after any breast surgery, women most commonly request it after a breast augmentation. A desire for breast revision doesn’t mean a surgeon performed a previous breast surgery incorrectly. Aging, breast implant complications, or a change in aesthetic goals can all make breast revision a timely choice.

Breast revision is not a one-size-fits-all procedure, which means each patient’s goals influence the surgical plan. Dr. Vandegrift spends extensive time with each revision surgery patient to discuss their goals and hopes for the procedure. Her desire to partner with each patient and truly understand their needs sets her practice apart from the many other plastic surgeons in the area. Choosing surgery is always a vulnerable decision, and even more so when considering a revision procedure. Dr. Vandegrift understands that patients may feel intimidated or frustrated by the need for additional surgery and works diligently to ensure they feel heard, validated, and understood when taking this important step. 

Common Reasons for Breast Revision in Long Island

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after breast surgery, you may benefit from breast revision. There are many reasons to consider this procedure, including the following.

Capsular contracture

Capsular contracture is a breast implant complication that causes breast hardening, shape changes, and pain or discomfort. 

Implant malposition

When breast implants shift position, they may need removal or repositioning with revision surgery. 

Implant leaks/rupture

Leaks and ruptures are exceedingly rare with modern implant types, but can still occur. 

Desire for a new implant type

Dr. Vandegrift can perform breast revision surgery when a patient wants to switch implant types, like saline for silicone or silicone for a newer, cohesive gummy bear implant. 

Age-related breast changes

Breast sagging is a common occurrence during aging, with or without breast implants. Dr. Vandegrift can perform a breast lift a revision procedure to restore youthful breast shape. 

Size changes

Changing breast implants through revision surgery enables women to increase or decrease breast size after breast augmentation. 

Post-pregnancy breast changes

Breast sagging and size changes may occur after pregnancy. Many women include breast revision in their mommy makeover

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Vandegrift for Long Island Breast Revision?

Breast revision surgery can be a challenging and complicated surgery. Unlike a first-time breast surgery, during a revision procedure, the breast has experienced changes from previous implants, surgical changes, and scar tissue. To achieve the best possible results, it is essential to choose a skilled plastic surgeon who will listen to your needs and work with you to achieve the desired results. 

If you’re unhappy with the results of a previous breast surgery or are experiencing breast augmentation complications like capsular contracture, you may benefit from breast revision. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Vandegrift by calling (631) 935-0303. Our centralized location in Huntington, NY, enables patients throughout Long Island and New York City to conveniently visit our state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice. 


Breast Revision Surgery in Long Island, NY

If you’re unhappy with your breasts’ appearance after enhancement surgery, you may be a good candidate for a revision procedure. We typically recommend that patients are in good overall health before a surgical procedure, but the overall requirements for surgery will depend on many factors. If you’re considering breast surgery, come see Dr. Vandegrift and explore your options. We expect you to be a nonsmoker who is not currently breastfeeding or pregnant.

A desire for a new breast size or implant type is a common reason for breast revision surgery. Dr. Vandegrift can change your saline implants for silicone ones, or vice versa, or adjust implant size or shape during your procedure.

Whenever possible, Dr. Vandegrift uses previous breast surgery incisions for revision surgery to reduce the number of scars on the breasts. Sometimes, new incisions are necessary to achieve the desired results. Dr. Vandegrift can discuss your surgical plan and incision placement after examining your breasts at a consultation.

Recovery after a breast revision typically depends on the extent of the procedure. Most of our patients report their recovery was like their original breast surgery experience. Generally, patients can return to work within one to two weeks and must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.

Due to the customized nature of breast revision, a consultation and examination are the only way to accurately determine pricing. We provide each patient with a detailed quote before they commit to surgery.

Dr. Vandegrift believes clear communication is the key to achieving results patients will love. She’ll talk with you extensively about possible outcomes from your procedure and what to expect from your results. While we cannot guarantee your satisfaction, most of our patients feel delighted with their results. Dr. Vandegrift takes the time to clearly communicate and set expectations with each patient. Reach out to us at (631) 935-0303 to book your consultation appointment today!