What options does someone who had expanders, then radiation, then a swap out surgery have if they don't like their profile size?
Doctor Answers 3
Breast Reconstruction Revison
Most difficult cases involve the matching of a breast or breast reconstruction after radiation treatment. You should give more consideration to potential flap options to provide tissue to the area that has not been radiated.
Radiation is tricky!
Thanks for the great questions. I'm sorry your frustrated with the size and shape of your breast. There are some other options, although it is difficult to give you an idea of what those may be without seeing you in person. Sometimes fat grafting needs to be dome multiple times before there is a significant change in the volume of the breast. If you're implant is not in the correct position, then this is something that should be able to be fixed. I always recommend that patients see another plastic surgeon for a second opinion if they are not happy. Hang in there and best of luck!
Unhappy with reconstruction
I'm sorry to hear about the difficulty you are having with your reconstruction. It is difficult to say what exactly can be done to improve the appearance without a flap procedure. Sometimes fat take can be enhanced in radiated patients with the addition of PRP. Technique is also important to maximize take. Consult with a plastic surgeon who does these procedures frequently.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.