Breast revision is a commonly performed procedure that serves to address one or more issues in a woman who has previously undergone a cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery. This can involve a prior breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift or even a breast reconstruction. Each individual has unique issues which have to be addressed accordingly in order to obtain more desirable results.
The following 62 year old patient underwent a prophylactic mastectomy with breast implant reconstruction 25 years ago (specifically called a subcutaneous mastectomy) due to a strong family history of breast cancer. This was followed by multiple procedures over the years in attempts to improve the outcome. She consulted with me because of the chronic and substantial pain that she was experiencing in both breasts, their extreme hardness as well as the significant and problematic deformities of appearance.
In her photos you can appreciate the marked asymmetries of shape, contour and implant position with the right side being situated too high. The skin has extensive irregularities and folds and in areas is quite thin. Her nipples also are too low relative to the breast mounds creating far too much fullness higher up.
Her breast revision surgery consisted of meticulous removal of deforming scar tissue known as a capsulectomy, reshaping of the breasts and placement of AlloDerm® (a regenerative tissue matrix – dermal grafting material) in both sides for support, contouring, durability and increased tissue thickness. Appropriately configured and sized implants replaced those that were present.
The outcome of all this were significant improvements in the appearance of her breasts for which the patient was extremely happy and quite thankful. It also boosted her self-confidence tremendously.
If you have any questions regarding breast revision surgery, breast reconstruction or any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with me, please call my office at 480-451-3000.
Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona