Revision Breast Reconstruction
Revision Breast Reconstruction: Overview
Patients commonly seek out Northwest Breast Reconstruction’s surgeons for “second opinions” and discussion of revision surgery including Revision Breast Reconstruction for procedures performed by other providers.
Before & After
Revision breast reconstruction in a patient with prior right and left implant-based reconstruction and right sided radiation. Procedures included Stage I right implant removal, tissue expander placement, and pedicled latissimus muscle/skin flap, Stage II right implant exchange for permanent implant and left implant up-sizing, and Stage III re-tattooing of nipple/areola complex.
Candidates For Revision Breast Reconstruction
Revision surgery can be required for different reasons.
These can include:
Poor aesthetic outcome from the original reconstruction
Radiation-associated changes to a prior reconstruction
Progressive changes in the reconstructed breast over time
Breast implant “animation deformity”
Weight gain or loss, with resultant asymmetry
Patient dis-satisfaction for any reason
The Revision Breast Reconstruction Procedure
The approach to revision surgery is tailored to the individual patient and their needs & concerns. Our surgeons have extensive experience in all aspects of revision breast reconstruction, including breast implant exchange, switch of implant location (sub-pectoral to pre-pectoral conversion), conversion of implant-based to tissue-based reconstruction, fat grafting for contour irregularities, and others.
Before & After
Patient who had a Revision of previously radiated implant based left breast reconstruction. Procedures included Stage I left implant removal and DIEP flap, Stage II left breast fat grafting and right breast lift, and Stage III nipple creation with subsequent areola tattoo.