Emotionally and aesthetically pleasing breasts are the ultimate goal of breast reconstruction surgery. If your reconstructed breasts do not look or feel the way you envisioned, you may be dissatisfied with your results. Additional hurdles such as complications or failed revision attempts may have further impacted your quality of life and confidence.
At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to know that there is still hope for improving your breasts. Our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons combine industry-leading approaches with attention to aesthetic detail to offer transformative results through breast revision. We have helped many women who were displeased with implants placed by other surgeons restore their figures to the greatest degree possible.
We consider it a privilege to help you explore your options for breast reconstruction revision. Please call us at 303-706-1100 to arrange your initial consultation. We happily welcome patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado as well as those who travel to us from across the country.
“I have not had any complications and am so very happy with the results . . . My resulting breasts look and feel like the breasts I was born with.” – Pam, breast reconstruction after failed implants.
Reasons for Pursuing Corrective Breast Reconstruction
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, implants are used in about 80 percent of breast reconstruction procedures after mastectomy. In many cases, patients are completely satisfied with their implants and the aesthetically pleasing results they offer. Yet it is possible to have concerns after implant-based reconstruction, such as:
- A breast size that is smaller or larger than what you prefer
- An unnatural breast shape
- Incorrect breast position
- Breast asymmetry
- Abnormal surface contour
- Poorly-concealed scarring
- Pain or discomfort
- Excessive implant movement during exercise
- A ruptured implant
- Visible implant rippling
- Infection or cellulitis
- Unpleasant tightness or hardness around an implant
There are a number of reasons why these issues can occur. For example, radiation therapy performed after implant placement can affect the implant and the surrounding tissue. Most commonly, radiation can lead to capsular contracture, a complication where the natural scar tissue around an implant begins to shrink or thicken. The skill and experience of your original breast reconstruction surgeon will naturally influence your results as well.
Understanding Failed Breast Reconstruction
Sometimes, breast implant complications lead to a failed reconstruction. A failed reconstruction means an issue occurred that prompted the need for implant removal. For example, your implants may have been removed to correct problems such as pain or infection.
Failed reconstruction can be a very negative experience. In some cases, women experience multiple failed reconstruction attempts that leave them feeling like a successful procedure is out of reach. If you are in this situation, know that there are options at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery that can help you achieve an improved result.
Revision Options for Improving Breast Reconstruction Outcomes
Breast reconstruction revision is often an excellent solution to correct aesthetic concerns, complications, and even failed reconstruction. Corrective surgery can be performed relatively soon after your initial reconstruction or many years down the road.
In some situations, achieving a more favorable result though revision may involve making significant changes to the breast. In others, it may require relatively minor second-stage surgeries. The right approach will vary depending on your unique situation and preferences, and may include:
- Implant removal followed by DIEP Flap autologous reconstruction
- Removing and exchanging your breast implants for newer ones
- Fat grafting
- Breast shaping
- Nipple reconstruction
- Areola pigmentation
Click here to view before and after photos of breast reconstruction following failed implants and see the results that may be possible.
Schedule Your Breast Reconstruction Revision Consultation in Lone Tree
We understand that it can be difficult to consider another surgery, and we hope you will allow us to show you the unparalleled care for which we are known. Call 303-706-1100 today to schedule your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons. We serve women from the Denver and Lone Tree areas of Colorado as well as across the country.