Breast Reconstruction Revision in Beverly Hills

Achieve the Results You Deserve

Having breast reconstruction can be a meaningful way to reclaim a sense of power in one’s body following breast cancer surgery.
However, patients might not always have a successful reconstruction experience with results that do what they should. If this describes your situation, then you may be an ideal candidate for breast reconstruction revision in Beverly Hills with Dr. Min.

What Is Breast Reconstruction Revision?

Breast reconstruction revision is a second or subsequent procedure that may be needed to improve the aesthetic and functional outcome of breast reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction is a highly complex procedure that requires skill and experience to deliver the results a patient hopes for. If the prior surgery did not meet one’s standards, then a revision can involve any aspect of the reconstructed breasts, such as changing the size, shape, projection, symmetry, position on the chest wall, or the nipple-areola complexes. Breast reconstruction revision can also help address problems from prior surgeries, such as scar tissue formation that has begun interfering with either the comfort or appearance of your breasts.

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction Revision

Breast reconstruction revision can provide many benefits, including greater satisfaction with the appearance of the reconstructed breasts. Some of the additional benefits patients can expect may include the following:
  • Improve breast projection and symmetry
  • Correct positioning on the chest wall
  • Remove or reduce scarring from prior surgeries
  • Improve the comfort and feel of your breasts
  • Boost overall confidence in your body and appearance

Signs You Are a Candidate for Breast Reconstruction Revision

If you are not happy with the appearance of your reconstructed breasts or have experienced post-surgical complications such as infection, asymmetry, or poor healing, you may be a candidate for breast reconstruction revision. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it may be a sign that a revision is the best path forward for your needs:
  • Discomfort in one or both breasts due to size, shape, or symmetry
  • Asymmetry or disproportion between the two breasts
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome of the reconstructed breasts
  • Poor healing from prior surgeries
  • Scarring (visible or under the skin) from prior surgeries

An Overview of the Revision Procedure

The revision procedure will depend on your individual needs and goals. Common focuses for reconstruction revisions include changing the size, shape, or position of the reconstructed breasts; adding volume to thin mastectomy areas; correcting asymmetry; or reshaping scars. Patients may require one or more of these adjustments for one or both breasts, depending on their situation. Dr. Min will ensure you are aware of all the options at every point of the process. The surgery can take up to several hours, varying according to the complexity of the revisions needed. Though the duration depends, Dr. Min can provide you with a more precise estimate of your own procedure based on your tailored revision plan. Patients will receive either local or general anesthesia to ensure full comfort and a minimal-stress experience.

After the Surgery: Recovery & Care

It is crucial to follow Dr. Min’s postoperative instructions for aftercare, which will promote healing and allow you to see optimal results. This may include taking medications as prescribed, getting adequate rest, or avoiding strenuous activities until you receive confirmation from Dr. Min that you are ready to resume them.

Seeing Your Results from Breast Reconstruction Revision

Although you should see initial improvement immediately, postoperative swelling takes a few weeks to months to fully resolve.

Combining Breast Reconstruction Revision With Other Procedures

Dr. Min can discuss the best combination of treatments for you that will improve your results and overall aesthetic. Combination procedures allow patients to have multiple surgeries in a single visit to the surgery center and allow for only a single recovery period for less interruption to one’s life.
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Dr. Min

Meet Dr. Elise Min

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles
Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Min, a distinguished female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is renowned for her unique expertise in breast and body surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Min is celebrated for her personal approach to aesthetic surgery and her exceptional patient care. She places great emphasis on educating her patients, allowing them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Breast Reconstruction Revision Before & Afters

Book Your Consultation for Breast Reconstruction Revision in Beverly Hills

If you want to learn more about breast reconstruction revision, please contact Dr. Min’s office to book a consultation. Our experienced surgeon and her professional staff will discuss your goals and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results and an aesthetic that restores a sense of empowerment. Call our office or use our online form to get in touch and discover if a breast reconstruction revision in Beverly Hills is your ideal path into the future.
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