Q: Breast Reconstruction Revision?

January 17th, 2011
By: Dr. Leo Keegan

Q: I had reconstructive surgery 5 years after my mastectomy but I only got an implant. I would like to have it redone so that both breasts will look the same or at least close. I would like a nipple as well. is it possible to have re-reconstructive breast surgery if you are not happy w/the look?

A: Revisionary or re-do breast reconstruction is quite common. There are many variables that go into how symmetric a reconstruction can be and sometimes it is quite difficult. Nevertheless, if you are not happy with your reconstructive appearance, speak to your surgeon. Revisions can certainly be done and nipple reconstruction should be offered as a component of the reconstruction.

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