Breast Reconstruction Revision

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Breast Reconstruction Revision at South Coast Plastic Surgery

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after your post-mastectomy reconstruction surgery? Then it’s time to discover breast reconstruction revision at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Ladera, CA.

What is Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery?

Breast reconstruction revision is a surgical procedure designed to correct problems that a patient might be experiencing after her initial breast reconstruction procedure. For example, if the patient is unhappy with her breast size or feels unhappy with the shape, breast reconstruction revision surgery can be performed in order to correct these issues. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to help post-mastectomy patients feel comfortable and confident in their skin again.

Some women may notice the implant does not sit where it should or they may be able to feel the implants and notice rippling. Women may want to be bigger or smaller or have extra skin in their armpit area addressed.

How Does It Work?

The surgery is customized to a patient’s specific needs, so no two procedures are alike. For example, if the patient needs more tissue to create a more symmetrical appearance, a South Coast plastic surgeon may use a tissue flap from elsewhere on the body to augment the breast shape. As another example, if you feel that your breast implant isn’t in the right place and it’s causing you significant discomfort, the implant can be removed and readjusted for more comfort.

Our doctors at South Coast Plastic Surgery are leaders in the field, having contributed to research in breast cancer reconstruction. They trained at the top cancer institutions in the country.

Fat grafting has been found to be a way to improve the overall appearance of a reconstructed breast, whether the original surgery was a skin sparing or nipple-sparing mastectomy. The goal is higher satisfaction with your breast reconstruction.

Am I a Good Candidate For Breast Reconstruction Revision?

The best candidates for breast reconstruction revision surgery are women who may be experiencing are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Ideally, women should be off chemotherapy and 6 months out from radiation therapy. Candidates may still be on tamoxifen or anastrozole. The best candidates are healthy nonsmoking individuals with realistic expectations for their procedure.

Consultations Are Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at South Coast Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

What Results Will I See?*

Initial results can be visible soon after surgery, once the swelling has subsided. Results will largely depend on the issues you want corrected, but they can include a more symmetrical appearance, more comfort, and a greater sense of satisfaction with the appearance of your chest and overall well-being.

What is the Recovery Like?*

Recovery is often much less than the original mastectomy and breast reconstruction process. Patients can expect to take about a week off from work. If you had fat grafting, you will likely be in a loose bra so there is not tight compression around the areas where the fat was placed. Women can return to their normal activities after about four weeks, with strenuous exercise possible at around one month.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation or learn more about breast reconstruction revision, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at South Coast Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Ladera office directly to schedule – 949-701-4454.

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the Ladera metro area.

*Individual Results May Vary 

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