Revision Reconstruction

Revision Reconstruction

Revision Reconstruction

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION REVISION BATON ROUGE, LA

BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION CORRECTION AND REVISIONS

Revisionary breast reconstruction is normally carried out after a reconstruction surgery in breast cancer patients has not resulted in the desired outcome. The procedure may be as simple as a scar tweak or as complicated as carrying out an entire adjustment, involving the cleaning out of contracture. All implants have a minimum shelf life of ten years. This means that they may need to be replaced after a certain amount of time. Also, people who have aged breasts may also use revision reconstruction breast surgery to keep their breasts matching.

FLAP REVISONS

An autogeneous breast reconstruction procedure normally requires a second procedure in order to achieve the desired contour and also create the nipple areola. During the second stage, the surgeon is going to address any issues that may be visible on the mound of the new breast. This is done to enhance its appearance. This type of surgery is usually carried out after the initial swelling from the first procedure has subsided. A second surgical procedure can be performed after a few months in those patients who have gone through chemotherapy after the first reconstruction procedure. This type of procedure is considered as outpatient surgery, and the amount of time required for a full recovery and the level of anesthesia used will mainly depend on the condition and the requirements of the patient.

CONTOUR ABNORMALITIES

One of the most common revision procedures that are carried out by Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen is the correction of flap fullness and dealing with contour abnormalities. If the flap happens to be large it can be easily corrected with the help of liposuction or the excision of skin. If a dent is visible in the soft tissue, its appearance can be improved with the help of fat injections, during which excess fat will be removed from other parts of the body via liposuction and will be prepared to be injected into the soft tissue of the breast which is to be reconstructed. While it is not always certain just how much fat will be needed for the process, but it is unusual for a patient to need more than one procedure to get the desired result, with the fat that is used lasting for a very long time.

Dr. Theunissen gives consultation to breast cancer patients who are unhappy with the results after the initial surgery, and are looking for a revision. Some of the patients were treated years ago much before new surgically techniques were available. This is where the expertise of Dr. Theunissen comes in. Making breast cancer patients feel whole again is one of Dr. Theunissen’s specialties.

MOST COMMON BREAST RECONSTRUCTION REVISION REASONS

  • After Lumpectomy or radiation
  • After cosmetic breast surgery
  • After breast reduction
  • After breast reconstruction following mastectomy

COMMON PHYSICAL SIDE AFFECTS TREATED WITH RECONSTRUCTION REVISION

  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Firmest, nodules or indentations because of scarring
  • Tissue damage by radiation
  • Deflation, displacement, scarring and or rippling on the edge of the implant
  • Loss of position of the folds beneath the breast
  • Absence of the nipple areola complex.

    DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH

    SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

    In Baton Rouge, LA, you get to take advantage of the experience and expertise of Dr. Theunissen and his well-mannered, efficient and qualified staff and nurses who are always on call to offer their support every step of the way.

    Dr. Theunissen uses the latest techniques that are used during a breast revision reconstruction procedure and is able to ensure the best outcome after a previous surgery has gone wrong.

    HOW IS BREAST IMPLANT REVISION RECONSTRUCTION PERFORMED?

    Every correction surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. While the exact nature of the procedure mainly depends on the amount of correction necessary, a typical breast implant revision takes up to 2 to 3 hours, with the initial recovery period being for not more than 1 to 2 days. That being said, the patient should expect to see some visible results of the revision procedure after a few weeks of the surgery. Dr. Theunissen’s experienced staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure your full recovery. Breast implant revisions require specialty bras to be worn for the first couple of weeks for added protection. This is the period where excessive activity is prohibited and the patient is asked to relax and not put their body through any strenuous activities.

      DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH

      SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

      In Baton Rouge, LA, you get to take advantage of the experience and expertise of Dr. Theunissen and his well-mannered, efficient and qualified staff and nurses who are always on call to offer their support every step of the way.

      Dr. Theunissen uses the latest techniques that are used during a breast revision reconstruction procedure and is able to ensure the best outcome after a previous surgery has gone wrong.

      HOW IS BREAST IMPLANT REVISION RECONSTRUCTION PERFORMED?

      Every correction surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. While the exact nature of the procedure mainly depends on the amount of correction necessary, a typical breast implant revision takes up to 2 to 3 hours, with the initial recovery period being for not more than 1 to 2 days. That being said, the patient should expect to see some visible results of the revision procedure after a few weeks of the surgery. Dr. Theunissen’s experienced staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure your full recovery. Breast implant revisions require specialty bras to be worn for the first couple of weeks for added protection. This is the period where excessive activity is prohibited and the patient is asked to relax and not put their body through any strenuous activities.

      ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

      As expected with any kind of cosmetic surgery or in this case, breast reconstruction correction surgery the minute details will vary from patient to patient. In the experienced hands of Dr. Theunissen, using a fat injection technique has taken the aesthetic results of a breast reconstruction surgery to a whole new level. Nowadays, we are able to replace breast implants by using minimum invasive procedures, fill in divots and even correct any contour abnormalities that offer the patient more natural results by using their body’s own fat tissue. The revision techniques used by Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen is able to not only correct breast shape, providing more natural results, but also minimizes the chances of scarring.

      During the procedure the patient can expect that all aesthetic problems will be addressed by Dr. Theunissen. This will include the reshaping of the breast tissue and any other corrective procedure that needs to be carried out. It is important to understand that Baton Rouge, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, and his team of experts have the same goal in mind – giving you the natural looking results you seek.

      Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his qualified staff are committed to ensuring his patients achieve the best results from their cosmetic surgery by offering the highest level of professional care throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the procedure and on-going support.

      To get more information on the various procedures Dr. Theunissen offers, contact us here or call us at 225-218-6108

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      5233 Dijon Drive
      Baton Rouge, LA 70808

      CALL US

      225-218-6108

      OFFICE HOURS

      Mon-Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
      Friday: 8am - 1pm

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      Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Baton Rouge has provided this website for informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Metarie, Hammond and other surrounding cities in Louisiana, including Lake Charles, Lafayette and Shreveport.