Dr. Michael Halls has over 25 years in active practice as a board certified plastic surgeon, and is highly regarded as one of the best breast surgeons in the San Diego area. A skilled breast revision specialist, Dr. Halls also offers a full range of cosmetic breast enhancement procedures along with the most innovative techniques in reconstructive breast surgery for superior results.
Please contact us online or call La Jolla Breast Institute today at (858) 458-0100 to schedule your breast surgery revision consultation.
Why Choose Dr. Halls
Dr. Halls was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society before graduating Cum Laude from University of Western Ontario in Canada. Following his graduation, Dr. Halls went on to complete seven additional years of training in plastic surgery residency and fellowships, including two years at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Currently, Dr. Halls is board certified as a plastic surgeon in both the United States and Canada, and has authored several papers in prestigious medical journals over the past three decades along with maintaining active memberships in a number of breast and plastic surgery societies. Along with serving as former Chief of Surgery at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Dr. Halls is the co-founder and chairman of Doctors Offering Charitable Services (DOCS).
Dr. Halls opened La Jolla Breast Institute to give women a positive, supportive environment where they could receive the expert guidance and patient education needed to make the best possible decisions about their breast enhancement and reconstruction procedures. Dr. Halls and his staff are committed to a patient-first approach toward care that, in combination with Dr. Halls’ extensive professional experience, ensures outstanding quality care.
About Asymmetrical Breast Revision
The results of even the most perfect breast augmentation can be affected by time, age and many other factors. When one implant changes in shape or placement, women may notice that the affected breast appears to sit in a different position on the chest wall compared to the other, takes on a slightly different contour or that breasts develop asymmetry in the nipples and areolas. Malposition of breasts and implants can be quite subtle, but in more severe cases asymmetry may even be noticeable under clothing.
There are a number of ways Dr. Halls can improve the symmetry in your breasts following an earlier augmentation:
- Return the breast to a more central position, along with repairing the internal breast implant pocket if needed to ensure long-lasting results.
- Replace a damaged implant to restore fullness to the breast, creating a uniform look between sides.
- Perform additional breast enhancement surgery, such as a breast lift, to help counteract the signs of aging in the breasts that could impact breast augmentation results.
- Replace existing implants with two implants of slightly varying sizes in order to compensate for any existing asymmetry between your natural breasts.
- Decrease areola size for a more proportionate appearance, or re-center the nipples to create an improved overall breast aesthetic.
Because the cause and effect of asymmetry is different for every woman, Dr. Halls takes a customized approach for each revision surgery in order to ensure that your concerns are resolved while your personal goals for breast enhancement are being met at the same time.
Visiting our patient photo gallery to see real women before and after undergoing breast revision surgery can give you a better idea of what kind of results you can expect to see after your own revision procedure. You can also find answers to commonly asked questions about revision surgery in our Breast Revision FAQs.
The cost of breast revision surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and a number of other considerations, including whether additional procedures are included at the same time. Dr. Halls’ surgical fees associated with revision surgery include Dr. Halls’ surgical fee, the cost for the surgical facility, possible implant costs, and anesthesiologist fees. After your consultation Dr. Halls’ staff will discuss surgical costs with you, including information about procedures that may be partially or fully covered by your health insurance plan, so you can make an informed decision before moving forward.
Recovery & Results
The post-operative recovery from your revision surgery is typically similar to that of your first breast augmentation, though many women report less discomfort and a faster rate of healing. You may find that it takes several days to a week to return to your normal activities, with more active exercise waiting a bit longer. Dr. Halls may ask you to wear a supportive bra or bandage to help your breasts heal in proper alignment, and ensure that you stay as comfortable as possible during the earliest stages of recovery. Additionally, Dr. Halls will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions and give you a date for your first follow-up appointment.
Your final results will gradually become more apparent as the initial swelling dissipates over the following weeks and months. After your breast implant revision to improve existing asymmetry, your breasts should look full and even on both sides, with centered and symmetrical nipples. As your implants settle and your body recovers, you can feel better about your now-balanced figure as well as enjoy your updated breast augmentation results.