Breast Reconstruction Revision
Many women choose to have a revision of previous breast reconstruction results. This is a step that may be required to fine-tune your results and create a more natural-looking breast. Breast reconstruction is a process of building an aesthetically pleasing breast from the results of a mastectomy or lumpectomy and often requires multiple procedures to achieve an optimal outcome.
Known as a top female reconstructive surgeon in the greater Houston Area, Dr. Sugene Kim is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all phases of breast reconstruction, including breast reconstruction revision. SGK Plastic Surgery has helped patients from not only the greater Houston area but also throughout the country feel more confident and complete with a range of reconstructive, cosmetic and non-surgical procedures.
Contact us online or call our practice today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your breast reconstruction revision consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.
Who Should Consider Breast Reconstruction Revision?
Revisions to a previous breast reconstruction are often needed to:
- Reduce or increase the breast size
- Improve breast shape or projection
- Improve breast symmetry
- Revise mastectomy, lumpectomy or IV port scars
Because of the variety of unique aesthetic concerns related to breast reconstruction, this is not a comprehensive list of reasons to consider revision surgery. If you have had a previous breast reconstruction and are not happy with the results, you may be a good candidate for breast reconstruction revision.
Breast Reconstruction Revision Techniques
The exact approach Dr. Kim uses during breast reconstruction revision depends on the needs and concerns of the individual. Revision techniques also vary based on whether the original breast reconstruction was implant-based or flap-based.
Autologous tissue revisions are generally considered to be one of the most artistically challenging surgeries for breast reconstruction. The plastic surgeon you choose for an autologous tissue revision surgery plays a crucial role in how your results develop. Choosing a surgeon who has extensive training and experience in multiple reconstruction techniques can help to ensure that your results are aesthetically pleasing and look as natural as possible.
Revision surgery for breast reconstruction can take place months or even years after your original procedure. The optimal time for revision depends on your individual needs. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kim, she can help you determine an ideal timeline for your revision procedure and recovery process.
Why Choose Dr. Kim for Your Breast Reconstruction Revision
Dr. Kim is one of few MD Anderson fellowship-trained plastic surgeons in north Houston. As co-founder of the Institute of Advanced Breast Reconstruction, she was the first plastic surgeon in the north Houston and Conroe area to perform the highly advanced DIEP flap reconstruction in the community hospital setting. Since then, she has performed several hundreds of breast reconstruction procedures such as DIEP flap, LD flap, and implant-based reconstruction.
Dr. Kim has helped countless women throughout Texas and the United States achieve their desired results with breast reconstruction revision. As with any revision surgery, a proven and experienced plastic surgeon can often turn a mediocre breast reconstruction into an excellent and natural-looking restoration.
To learn more about breast reconstruction revision at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands at 281-363-4546 to schedule your consultation.