Breast revision surgery may be an option when the outcome from breast cosmetic or reconstructive surgery does not meet patient expectations. Such outcomes can occur due to a complication or when surgical goals fail to achieve the desired result. These conditions range from something as straightforward as a ruptured implant to a complicated situation such as a healing problem or breast position asymmetry. Hopefully, the original surgeon can perform the corrective surgery. Sometimes a second opinion is helpful. When it is needed, a second opinion should be sought from a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has a special interest in all types of breast surgery.
A good candidate for breast revision surgery will have the following:
- Good physical and mental health
- Normal mammogram performed within the past year if over 40 years old
- An undesirable result from a previous breast surgery
- A dissatisfaction with the undesirable result
- Realistic expectations