If I understand your question correctly, you are drawing a comparison between the complications seen in a RADIATED breast and a SERIALLY IMPLANTED/FAILED breast - BOTH about to be implanted and want to know how PREDICTABLE such complications will be.
While BOTH cases present serious challenges to good results with breast implants, they have in common only the fact that they are difficult and have a high rate of complications.
Radiation destroys the blood supply in the skin AND makes the skin hard to stretch. As a result, incisions in radiated skin have a hard time healing, implants look unnatural and compressed and often extrude (come through the skin). Many Plastic surgeons prefer using your own tummy, buttock and back tissues to reconstruct a radiated breast than to attempt or re-use breast implants.
In cases of "multiple failed surgeries" "with tissue paper thin skin on one side" , your skin may also have a compromised blood supply, but the similarities end there. What CAN BE DONE with your breasts would depend on what exactly WAS done, on your exact physical examination and most importantly on what you want (IE your expectations). In fact, your options are limited and you will best be served by collecting all this information and seeing a Plastic surgeon who does a lot of reconstructive breast surgery who can offer you all possible options.
Dr. P. Aldea