Is It Necessary to Start From Square 1 When Changing Implant Type For a Breast Reconstruction Revision?

When doing a revision for implant reconstruction do you have to start over from square one ie if the implant is going to be larger and or a different shape i.e. from round to tear drop?

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Revision breast reconstruction

It you are seeking a revision of your breast reconstruction, this does not mean you have to start from "square one"  It all depends on what you would like to change/improve.  Please visit with a ASPS member surgeon in your area to learn more about your options

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Breast reconstruction

It is nor always necessary to start from what you say as square one.  Often the pocket can be opened more for  a larger implant.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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