Making the decision to undergo breast reconstruction surgery is a decision that is not taken lightly.
That’s why it breaks our hearts when we discover that there are women out there who are unhappy with their reconstructive results.
Over the past few months, we’ve heard from several ladies who want to know what their options are when their surgery doesn’t turn out as planned.
We thought our insight would be helpful to others who are facing the same problems as these courageous women.
Here are our answers to what your options are after an unsuccessful reconstructive surgery.
What Are My Reconstruction Options after a Failed Implant Reconstruction?
Question: Do you do reconstruction after ex-plants from a ruptured implant?
Answer: If you have had mastectomies, we will attempt to do reconstruction no matter what has happened, as long as you want it, and it’s medically safe to do so.
If your breast sustained damage from a ruptured implant placed for cosmetic reasons, we will still be happy to help you, but this might not be covered by your insurance.
I hope this helps.
I’m Unhappy with My Reconstructive Result from Another Surgeon – Are You Able to Make It Look More Natural?
Question: Three years ago, I had a double mastectomy and am now cancer free.
My plastic surgeon did a terrible job with the reconstruction.
The left side implant is way off to the outer side and looks larger than the right side. The right side is way too far to the outside. There is zero cleavage.
Is there any way to reposition the implants more to the natural position of the breast?
I do not expect perfect, but don’t like looking like a botched job. Thank you.
Answer: I’m glad to hear you have been cancer free and have your treatment for breast cancer behind you.
At The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, it is part of our mission to help women move on with their lives after breast cancer. We focus our efforts on helping women get their bodies back together with permanent “natural results.”
I’m sorry you are disappointed with your reconstruction.
If you have had radiation, then it may be very hard to have your breasts match with implant reconstruction. If you have not had radiation, then perhaps your implants could be revised or adjusted for an improvement.
Unfortunately, these corrections are all too often temporary. It is possible that using your own fatty tissue would be a more permanent option without implants.
Sometimes it is hard to start over with another approach, but it may be necessary if you desire a more natural and permanent result.
If you would like more information about natural breast reconstruction with your own tissue, let me know.
I Have Implants But They Feel Horrible and My Reconstruction Looks Terrible. Is There Any Hope after Reconstruction?
Question: I have implants. I do not like them, they feel horrible, and my reconstruction looks terrible.
Is there any hope after reconstruction?
Answer: Fortunately, your previous experiences with implants in all probability do not affect our ability to get you a satisfactory reconstruction using only your own tissue.
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