Revision Reconstruction – Breast Reconstruction Correction- Baton Rouge, LA
BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION REVISIONS OVERVIEW
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.
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.
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.
The most common reconstructive procedures that require revision are:
- After Lumpectomy or radiation
- After cosmetic breast surgery
- After breast reduction
- After breast reconstruction following mastectomy
Some of the common physical side affects following a mastectomy which is treated with revision surgery are;
- 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 BREAST REVISION RECONSTRUCTION APPROACH
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 A 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.
Breast Reconstruction - A.L., Facebook & Google Review
“I was referred to Dr. Theunissen by my oncologist Dr. Bowie. This was not a surgery I wanted to do but needed to do, and I had a lot of anxiety. He really eased my mind by answering all my questions. I trusted Dr. Theunissen & his staff to take care of everything, and I’m glad I did! I could not be more happy & healthier now!! :-))”
L.C., Facebook Review
“I travel from Alexandria to Baton Rouge to see Dr. T, even for minor treatments such as Botox and/or fillers. In treating me, Dr. T has set the bar so high, I don’t even inquire about local doctors anymore. They just won’t measure up. Oh, I’m sure we have good doctors here, but Dr. T is great! You can trust Dr. T. He listens to your concerns and goes out of his way to see that you are happy. He instantly puts even the shyest person at ease. Let me not neglect to mention Dr. T’s phenomenal staff! He has the best nurse and reception area 🙂 Thank you, Dr T & Staff 🙂 Blessings, Lydia Cortello”
C.O., Facebook Review
“My experience with Dr. Theunissen and his staff was exceptional. I had consulted with other groups for my procedure, but decided to travel outside of Lafayette based on his professionalism and attention. His follow-up made me feel that he truly cared about me and my outcome.”
N.S., Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review
“Second plastic surgeon I have been to for breast augmentation. Answers any and all questions and makes you very comfortable. He did an amazing job repairing my previous surgery. I couldn’t be more happy with the results! His nursing and surgical staff are top notch!!” – Nicole Skrintney, Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review
D.M., Google Review
“Dr. Theunissen is a wonderful and devoted doctor. His honesty and kindness are just a few details of the incredible bedside manner he has. He is complimented by the loving and knowledgeable staff that work for him. From the front desk, to his assistants, and the recovery nurses, he has a team that provides the best level of care any patient would hope for. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
L.J., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review
“Dr. Theunissen is absolutely a brilliant surgeon! After complications with breast implants from previous double mastectomy and reconstruction performed by well-known surgeon in New Orleans, Dr. T spent several visits with me explaining Diep Flap procedure. I really did not want to have this surgery; however, it was my best option. I’m so thankful for Dr. Theunissen and his highly experienced staff! My results are fabulous! I smile every day when I think of what a challenge I was and how happy I am today! Oh, by the way, he discovered a small kidney cancer, which was evident on first CT scan at beginning of my cancer journey! He arranged for partial removal of kidney with a fabulous urologist in Baton Rouge. He absolutely saved my life. Dr. Theunissen did his job, God heals!!!”
D.R., Brachioplasty, Facebook Review
“I had considered having my “wings” removed from my arms for years but after losing weight I knew it was time. Dr. T. was recommended by a former patient. All concerns were addressed during my consultation & I’m extremely pleased with my results. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Theunissen.”
L.A., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review
“Dr. Theunissen performed a double breast reconstruction for me, and I have been very pleased with my care and the final results of my surgery. Dr. T knows his field extremely well and is a skilled surgeon and the nicest physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.”
T.M., Facebook Review
“A generous and compassionate Doctor, great bedside manner”
Yolanda Flournoy, Facebook Review
“He’s excellent!! I appreciate Dr. T as well has his team for giving my son the best care possible.”