Questions to Ask Your Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgeon

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver, Lone Tree, Colorado & Nationwide

Posted: November 30, 2022
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Beautiful slim body of woman in studioBreast reconstruction revision is an important step in the breast reconstruction journey. It can be used to fix a ruptured implant, breast discomfort, asymmetry, volumetric differences, and other concerns. 

We often hear from patients who are ready to talk about corrective breast reconstruction but don’t know where to start. Here are some questions that we suggest you ask your surgeon.

Should I Consider a Different Type of Breast Reconstruction?

There’s a chance your breast reconstruction options have changed since your first surgery. You may be interested in new procedures and techniques that weren’t available back then. 

For example, women who had implant-based reconstruction don’t always want to use implants again during revision. Rather, they may opt for reconstruction using their own tissue.

Autologous techniques like DIEP Flap have become more sophisticated in recent years. Similarly, breast implant technology has evolved to create results that look and feel natural.

What If I Don’t Like the Way My Breasts Look?

It can be incredibly discouraging to feel unhappy with the appearance of your breasts after reconstruction. Sometimes, there may be an underlying complication to address. For example, capsular contracture can make your breasts look too round, too high up, or asymmetrical.

Other times, your breasts may just need a bit of shaping or adjusting to look more realistic. Our surgeons regularly perform fat grafting, nipple reconstruction, and other minor procedures.

How Will You Help Minimize My Risk of Complications?

Complications are front of mind for many people considering revision surgery. After all, complications from reconstruction surgery may be their motivation for pursuing a revision.

It’s important to work with an experienced surgeon who takes steps to ensure a successful outcome. For example, we may place an Alloderm® Tissue Matrix to support proper healing.

Book Your Consultation Today

We’ve helped many women feel more satisfied with their breasts using leading reconstruction revision techniques. Call 303-706-1100 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serves Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado, as well as across the country.