Breast revision surgery can be a powerful treatment for a deformity or asymmetry due to previous breast surgery. Sometimes the previous procedure may have been performed well, but due to natural aging and settling of the breast tissue over time, the shape and size may change, which could benefit from a revision to restore the breast to a more rejuvenated state. Regardless of the cause, since the natural breast baseline has been altered previously, these procedures can occasionally be challenging.
Depending on the deformity, there are several techniques to return the breast to an aestheticially pleasing appearance. Surgery usually involves rearranging the breast tissue to create a nice shape and re-drapping the overlying tissue appropriately. During your consultation, Dr. Tsai will present you with all the possible options in detail and work with you to individualize treatment according to your specific goals and expectations to provide you with the best possible result.
Depending on how much breast revision needs to be performed, the surgical procedure typically takes 1-2 hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia (fully asleep) in the adjacent surgicenter. Recovery is short and patients return home the same day as the procedure so transportation will need to be arranged. Your first checkup will be the following day in clinic. Bandages are removed several days after the procedure and patients usually return to normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks. Pain is tolerated with prescribed oral pain medication. Exercise is resumed approximately 4-6 weeks after the procedure.