Breast reconstruction revision is a surgical procedure to correct earlier breast reconstruction surgery results. If you are unhappy with the results of your breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, revision surgery could help remove excessive scarring for breasts that are more even, natural, and shapely in appearance.

Are you unhappy with the outcome of your breast reconstruction?

After a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, breast reconstruction surgery can help restore the look and feel of one or both breasts. But what if your results aren’t what you were hoping for? You may find that your new reconstructed breast(s) feel unnatural, uneven, or asymmetric.  You may also find that your new reconstructed breast(s) feel too large or too small, or one is higher or lower than the other. Revision surgery at Andres Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale can help you achieve the symmetric and natural look and feel that you hoped to accomplish with your original reconstruction surgery. 

Fully customized to suit your unique needs and goals

Breast reconstruction revision surgery is a highly specialized procedure requiring exceptional skill and expertise from the surgeon. No two breasts are the same, and choosing a surgeon who profoundly understands the techniques used in breast reconstruction and reconstruction revision surgery is crucial. Revision surgery is always fully customized to your unique circumstances.

You may be interested in breast reconstruction revision surgery if:

  • You are dissatisfied with the results of your reconstruction surgery.
  • You had to have your breast implants removed due to complications or infection.
  • You have noticed changes over time and wish to restore the initial results of your reconstruction surgery.
  • Your breasts have become uneven or asymmetrical.
  • You are experiencing complications with your implants, such as displacement, capsular contracture (tightening of the scar tissue around a breast implant), or implant rupture.
  • You wish to discuss implant-based or flap-based salvage procedures or revisions further.
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Your in-depth personal consultation with Dr. Andres

If you are interested in breast revision surgery, your first step is a personal consultation with Dr. Andres. He will perform a complete examination and ask you questions about your goals for revision surgery, as well as any complications that you are experiencing. Dr. Andres will take his time to get to know you and understand precisely what you wish to achieve with the surgery. He will create a surgical plan with you based on your circumstances and goals in order to achieve the best possible outcome. He will go over the details of your surgery with you so you know exactly what to expect. 

How long does the surgery take?

Breast revision surgery is typically performed as an outpatient surgery. Depending on the details of your surgery, it will approximately take between 2 to 8 hours, depending upon the procedure(s) necessary.  Breast reconstruction revision surgery can be combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift, in which case your time in surgery will be longer.  Often, other cosmetic procedures of the face or body may be combined with this procedure.  While the surgery can be performed with intravenous sedation, general anesthesia is the more common choice. Once your anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Andres will perform the surgery as planned, taking care to minimize scarring as much as possible.

How long is the recovery time?

You should plan to have a friend or relative drive you home after the surgery is completed. At first, your results will be obscured by swelling. Dr. Andres will provide detailed instructions to help facilitate the healing process.

Healing time varies from person to person, but it usually takes about six weeks for the swelling to go down entirely and for your breasts to start feeling natural again. You should plan to stay home from work for the first week or two after surgery and avoid exerting yourself for another week or two after that. 

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Achieve beautiful, natural-looking results at Andres Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale

When you visit Andres Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona, you can expect a warm welcome from our friendly, professional staff. Our high-end practice delivers superior results that look natural and not as though you achieved them with surgery. With extensive training and experience in the field, Dr. Andres is an expert in reconstructive breast surgery and is one of the top breast surgeons in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, having received extensive training and experience in the field by completing a fellowship dedicated solely to breast reconstruction after his residency. You should feel confident that your breast reconstruction revision surgery is in the most competent hands. Contact us today to learn more. 

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A private, fully-tailored consultation is your next step to uncovering which surgical route is the right one for you. Dr. Lewis Albert Andres will intently listen to your particular goals in regards to your physical enhancement desires. From there, he will fully discuss all of the available options and meticulously examine

your body to determine with you which is the best course of action to attain your aesthetic objectives. Dr. Andres, a board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon in Phoenix & Scottsdale, is committed to delivering some of the best patient care and plastic surgery with honesty, compassion, and expert skill.

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