BREAST RECONSTRUCTION REVISION
Top Breast Reconstruction Revision Experts In The Nation
Considering Breast Reconstruction revision Surgery?
Patients who have had previous breast cancer reconstruction surgeries and who are unhappy with their current results come to Cassileth Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills looking for improvements with breast reconstruction revision surgery. Our plastic surgeons advanced surgical techniques and artistry allow for major improvements of bad results during breast reconstruction revision. Correcting results from previous surgeries to help breast cancer patients feel whole and beautiful again is our passion and our specialty.
Correct Breast Asymmetry
If only one side has a mastectomy, then that side is often higher and “faker” than the remaining, natural side. The correct approach is to make the reconstructive side appear more natural, and to make the natural side look higher and fuller. We usually add natural fat to the reconstructed side, creating a smooth, fatty, soft, warm layer that blends with the body. Often, the real side needs a lift and an implant, in order to look as close to a young breast as possible. By making the “fake” side look more real, and making the real side look more “fake,” the symmetry is not only much better, but it lasts longer as the breasts will age more similarly, as both have fat, and both have implants.
Correct Capsular Contracture
After breast reconstruction, a thin capsule of scar tissue forms around the breast implants during the healing process. If the capsule contracts the implant, the breast can become hard. This is called capsular contracture. In severe cases, capsular contracture can be painful and the breast misshapen. Completely removing the capsule, called a capsulectomy, will correct the capsular contracture by removing the implant from the breast pocket and excising the scar tissue. Acellular dermal matrix is then placed to create a soft internal bra, which minimizes the formation of new scar tissue.
Correct Unsupported Implant
A common outcome after mastectomy with breast reconstruction is a breast with a visible implant, and a low, unsupported implant. The implant often feels heavy, and hangs low. When lying down, the implant often hangs to the side and migrates into the armpit. The upper chest is often hollow, and the distance between the implants wide. The fix: An internal bra is created that holds the implant into a higher position on the chest wall. Fat grafting is used above and between the breasts to give the breast a full, natural, appearance. If the implant is not fully cohesive, it is filled to a fully cohesive gel to minimize rippling.