Revision Surgery After Breast Lift

18th Oct 2018

Over the years, most women see their breasts changing shape and size. Multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations influence breast tissue. The gravity and loss of skin elasticity alter their shape furthermore. Whether they are associated or not, these different factors are responsible for the progressive drop of the breast, which is called mammary ptosis.
The need for a revision surgery after a breast lift can arise due to complications or getting unsatisfactory results after a mastopexy. What can happen for the patient to require an additional intervention after the breast lift?
– The breasts are still sagging
– The breasts are visibly asymmetrical in terms of the position on the chest
– The scars are very wide and unpleasant looking
– The areolas are asymmetric (position, orientation, size)
– The breasts have different volumes
– Nipple necrosis
– The retraction of the nipple
Keep in mind that it takes at least six months to a year to be able to properly evaluate the results achieved with the breast lift. Looking for revision surgery before this time has passed is never a good idea. However, if you are still not happy with the results of the mastopexy or you are experiencing any of the complications presented before, you will need to undergo a revision surgery.
In most cases, revision surgery after breast lift is not difficult to perform, especially when it comes to correcting asymmetries of shape and volume. But when it comes to nipple necrosis and asymmetric positions of the nipple and areola complex, this can be more difficult to correct.

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