• Has anyone had a revision of their breast reconstruction? Were you happy with the results?

    Asked by teddyfuzz on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Has anyone had a revision of their breast reconstruction? Were you happy with the results?

    I am unhappy with my reconstruction (bilateral) and went to see another plastic surgeon. She says that she can definitely improve on how my breasts look but I'm scared of going in for yet another surgery. I would love to hear from anyone who has had a revision of their reconstruction and if you felt like it was worth it in the long run.

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    • Sunnydays' Avatar
      Sunnydays

      You've sacrificed so much and been through so much. You deserve to be satisfied with the results. We know that "better" is possible, so go for it. I'll do anything I can to support you. Just let me know if there is anything I can do to help! Your Lime Green Finger Nail Friend, S

      over 8 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      I had my bi lateral mastectomy at 51...I am very athletic and only 5 feet tall. I opted for small (34 A/B) athletic silicone implants, but as I didn't have a lot of skin to work with, I had to suffer through 6 months of expanders. I ended up having 5 more surgeries to get them just right! two were very minor: One was some lipo to smooth out the transition to my back tissue and one was literally a running suture around the pocket to make the breast more even with the other one in location. Once I figured out anesthetic (love that propofol) it was worth it. I got new nipples and they look just fine in clothes. After two years the scars are healing nicely although I do have some stretching as I exercise quite a bit. I also asked for lipo under the implant to give them more definitions (they are small LOL) Get the revisions!...if you think lipo will help, ask for it. My insurance paid, although we did have to write letters once or twice to convince them it was necessary. I'm getting tattooed nipple color for my birthday...although I'm tempted to put roses on them instead of just color :-)

      over 8 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar
      teddyfuzz

      Wow. Thank you all for your responses!
      @cbutinski - the new doctor is not part of the Blue Shield network so I will have a $4000 out of pocket expense. Ugh! I know that my boobs will never look like they used to but I would at least like them to look somewhat symmetrical.
      @Sunnydays - yours look great!!

      over 8 years ago

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