Revision Breast Reduction Surgery

Unlike breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, which is almost invariably an elective procedure done simply for aesthetic reasons, there may be some actual medical benefit to breast reduction surgery. Many women who decide to undergo a breast reduction procedure suffer from back and shoulder problems due to the weight of their breasts, as well as recurring skin rashes and, in very severe cases, difficulty breathing. Aside from medical issues, these women also have difficulty finding bras and clothes that fit, often have ruts or grooves that are cut into the top of the shoulders from poorly fitting bras, and may suffer extreme embarrassment due to comments from other people about the size of their breasts.

Because these women are hoping that a breast reduction procedure will not only improve their appearance, but alleviate these medical issues, they may be particularly upset if the initial procedure does not give them the results they desire. In such cases, they may decide to undergo a second, revision surgery, but may be anxious about whether or not the second procedure will fix the initial problem. Fortunately, Dr. Vincent Marin has the education, training, and skills to be a well-known expert in performing revision breast reduction procedures.

Causes for Revision Breast Reduction Surgery

Perhaps the most common cause for a revision breast reduction procedure is when the breasts are still too large after surgery. Obviously, the first concern is whether or not the initial surgery corrected the medical problems. In cases in which the breasts are still large enough to continue causing medical issues, it may be that not enough volume was removed, causing the breasts to bottom out because of the excess weight that remains. Dr. Marin may be able to go in through the original incisions to remove more volume from the breasts to correct for this.

It gets tricky, however, if the patient is thinking about breast size in terms of cup size, rather than actual volume. Dr. Marin does not use cup size as an accurate measurement for the size of the breasts following surgery. The concept of cup sizes came about in the 1930s, at a time when social convention would not allow for measuring the size of actual breasts. This is why bra sizes can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, as well as why desiring breast size based on cup size is very inaccurate.

Another cause for a revision breast surgery procedure might be if the breasts still sag too much. This problem may be solved by having a breast lift done as a second surgery. This will lift up the breast and support it.

The patient may also be unhappy with the initial procedure if the nipple was not properly repositioned during the initial procedure. Dr. Marin can perform a nipple repositioning procedure to correct this problem. When large volumes of tissue are removed from the breast, it can shift the position of the nipple on the breast. If the nipple is not properly repositioned with the first procedure, it can leave the breasts looking unnatural.

Performing revision breast reduction surgery requires the skills and training to correct for the initial problem while still giving the breasts enough support to achieve the look the patient wanted from the initial procedure. Dr. Marin has just that level of expertise. Contact Marin Aesthetics today.

About the Author:

Dr. Vince Marin is a San Diego board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. If you wish to contact Dr. Marin, write to [email protected] or you can follow him on Twitter!