Breast Revision Surgery In A Woman Who Had Multiple Previous Reconstructive Procedures

Breast revision surgery is very commonly performed for both cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction and breast reconstruction. The reasons can be many including issues relating to size, shape, firmness, asymmetries and changes over time.

The following patient of mine illustrates an example of revisional breast surgery in a woman who underwent a subcutaneous mastectomy with immediate reconstruction 25 years ago in order to reduce an elevated risk and strong family history of breast cancer. Seeking to further improve the results, she had several subsequent procedures in attempts to improve the results. I was consulted because she was very dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts and also was experiencing significant chronic pain in both sides.

Subcutaneous mastectomy before breast revision

After surgery

Before - side view

After surgery

Before surgery - oblique view

After surgery

The photos of her breasts clearly delineate the substantial deformities, asymmetries and implant malposition with the right side being situated too high. You can appreciate the extensive irregularities of contour and skin folds as well as the relatively low positioning of her nipple-areola complexes in relation to the breast mounds.

To achieve a more desirable result, her breast revision entailed the precise release and removal of the deforming scar tissue along with reshaping of her breasts and replacing her implants with much more appropriately configured and sized implants. In addition, I employed AlloDerm® dermal grafting material for both breasts which served to provide greater support of the implants, contouring, durability and increased soft tissue thickness.

As you can judge from the photos, the transformation from the breast revision surgery resulted in breasts that were much more acceptable and desirable in appearance which made her quite happy and thankful and boosted her self-confidence.

If you have any questions regarding breast revision surgery whether for cosmetic or reconstructive issues or for any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona