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When problems with your initial breast reconstruction surgery are impeding your quality of life, a revision or corrective breast reconstruction procedure can be performed to help alleviate pain, stress and lowered self-confidence. Breast reconstruction revision in Long Island can help improve your quality of life, achieve greater breast symmetry, and improve your overall appearance. Revision of breast reconstruction always involves a personalized approach, with a solution that is customized to your unique situation.

What is breast reconstruction revision?

Patients who have had breast reconstruction in a prior procedure (either implant or flaps) may require revisionary surgery or additional procedures to improve appearance, alleviate pain, correct any deformity, or provide better symmetry. Corrective surgery can happen at any time following initial breast reconstructive surgery.

Some patients with initial implant reconstruction will choose to remove implants and proceed with flap reconstruction. You can expect a breast reconstruction revision procedure, whether simple or involving multiple stages, to be covered by your health insurance.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?

If you are unhappy with the results of your breast reconstruction surgery for any reason, you should consider undergoing a revision procedure to correct any issues that keep you dissatisfied. Dr. Tanna will meet with you for a private consultation to discuss your options and projected results.

  • Complication from prior breast reconstruction
  • Pain or discomfort from previous breast reconstruction
  • Firmness or deformity of the breast reconstruction
  • Poor cosmetic results from original breast reconstruction
  • Lack of symmetry
  • Previous attempt at breast reconstruction failed completely

Breast reconstruction revision can be instrumental in correcting the following:

  • Enlarged breasts
  • Misshapen breasts
  • Asymmetry
  • Deflation
  • Leakage
  • Hardened scar tissue
  • Rippling
  • Infections
  • Pain
  • Unnatural look or feel
  • Flap failure
  • Deformities
  • Capsular contracture
  • Symmastia
  • Implant failure
  • Fat necrosis

Breast Reconstruction Revision Options

Options for breast reconstruction revision will depend on the original reconstruction and the reasons why you are unhappy with it.

Implant Reconstruction

For initial implant reconstruction, revisionary options include:

  • Fat grafting
  • Scar revision
  • Breast implant revision
  • Replacement of breast implants
  • Conversion of sub-pectoral implants to pre-pectoral implants
  • Removal of implants and conversion to flap procedure

Flap Reconstruction

For initial flap reconstruction, revisionary options include:

  • Fat grafting
  • Scar revision
  • Flap revision
  • Addition of second flap
  • Placement of small implant to increase projection
  • Flap donor site revision
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Why choose Dr. Tanna?

As a verified leader in the field of breast reconstruction and a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tanna has a reputation for outstanding results that reflect the unique beauty of his patients and fulfill their desire for breast reconstruction.

Dr. Tanna is passionate about education and giving back to the community. He is a prolific author, who has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed medical publications, as well as a sought-after speaker, appearing at hundreds of conferences and seminars around the world. Dr. Tanna is the Associate Program Director of Plastic Surgery at Northwell Health, the Professor of Plastic Surgery at Hofstra University School of Medicine, and is also a member of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health.

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