What Secondary Procedures Might I Expect?
Regardless of the type of reconstruction performed, breast reconstruction is invariably a staged process. Consider the following:
- The opposite breast will often need a reduction, lift or augmentation to achieve symmetry with the newly reconstructed breast.
- Revisions of the implant reconstructed breast may be needed in the future. This may include addressing contour irregularities, capsular contracture or scar tissue around the implant, rippling, implant failure, etc.
- Flaps may require touch up procedures to improve the final shape.
- Some women will choose to have nipple reconstruction which is commonly performed as the final component to the reconstruction.
- Tattooing the nipple-areola adds the final touch for women who want to achieve the closest appearance of a normal breast.
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