Most breast implant reconstruction requires multiple stages to create a final breast shape. Direct-to-implant reconstruction is sometimes referred to as “one-step” breast reconstruction, because it avoids the use of a tissue expander. However, secondary revision procedures can maximize the final reconstruction.
Revision procedures optimize breast contour and address other implant-related issues, like capsular contracture and implant animation.
Types of Implant Revision Surgery Procedures
Capsular Contracture Surgery
Contour or Symmetry Corrective Surgery
Acellular Dermal Matrix Placement
- Revision procedures can be performed at any time, even months or years after surgery
- These procedures are generally performed on an out-patient basis, meaning that patients go home on the day of surgery
- A plastic surgeon can help you determine which revision procedure or procedures would work best for you
Nipple reconstruction can sometimes be completed at the same time as another revision procedure
Risks & Benefits
Revision procedure risks depend upon the specific surgery being done. Implant revision surgery takes place after initial breast reconstruction has fully healed, which minimizes the risks that do exist.
These procedures are well tolerated, and the recovery tends to be quick and manageable. Implant revision surgery helps many women reach the best possible breast reconstruction for them.