Revision Breast Reconstruction Washington DC

Most breast reconstruction involves a series of procedures that occur over time. Usually, the initial reconstructive operation is the most complex. Follow-up surgery, or revisions, may be required to enlarge, reduce, or lift the other natural breast to match the reconstructed breast, or improve contour and symmetry of the reconstructed breast. Many times fat grafting is used in the breast to improve contour and mask rippling of implants. These secondary procedures are outpatient procedures and usually do not require the use of drains. The recovery time is based on the extent and complexity of the procedure, but usually ranges from a few days to a few weeks.