After breast reconstruction, some patients find themselves unsatisfied with the result. This can be due to the nature of the initial mastectomy, early complications such as skin loss, or post-operative treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation. It is sometimes possible to improve the appearance of breast reconstruction with a delayed revision procedure. This can involve removing one type of implant and exchanging for a different type, changing from implant to autologous reconstruction, or adding fat to the area (fat grafting) to fill out hollows and divots. Breast reconstruction revision surgery is extremely complex and requires a great deal of individualized treatment planning. There are many factors that are out of your control when undergoing cancer treatment and breast reconstruction. Discuss your case with your surgeon to determine which option is best for you.
Did you know…If you are not satisfied with your breast reconstruction results, breast revision surgery may be able to help you obtain more satisfying results? There are various options available to you in terms of breast alterations including changing your implant size or type, or changing the reconstruction type.