Revision Breast Reconstruction Washington, DC – Maryland - Virginia
Most breast reconstruction involves a series of procedures that occur over time, starting with the initial procedure and then continuing with revision breast reconstruction procedures.
Usually, the initial reconstructive operation is the most complex. Follow-up surgery, or revisions, are smaller changes that can further restore and improve the aesthetics of the breasts.
What Happens During Revision Breast Reconstruction Procedures?
Revision breast reconstruction after initial breast reconstruction may be required to enlarge, reduce, or lift the other natural breast to match the reconstructed breast. It can also be used to improve the contours and symmetry of the reconstructed breast. Many times, fat grafting is used in the breast to improve contours and mask rippling of implants.
These secondary procedures are outpatient procedures and usually do not require the use of drains.
Revision Breast Reconstruction Before-and-After Gallery
The Healing Process
The recovery time is based on the extent and complexity of the procedure but usually ranges from a few days to a few weeks. To minimize the risk of complications, make sure to follow Dr. Pittman’s post-surgical care directions as closely as possible during your revision breast reconstruction recovery period.
A degree of swelling and bruising may be present after revision breast reconstruction. To help support the tissues as they heal, you may need to wear a surgical bra for a time. Bras with underwire can damage the tissues and should be avoided.
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Find out more about revision breast reconstruction from Dr. Troy Pittman – contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Pittman will be available to address any questions or concerns that you may have.
2440 M Street Northwest,
Washington, D.C. 20037