Revisionary breast surgery after breast lift and reduction is not common. However, some patients may desire changes in their breasts, either in the first year, or years after their breast surgery.

Revision Of The Breast Lift For Recurrent Sagging

Revisionary breast lift surgery typically involves re-lifting, or re-tightening of the breasts. One of the drawbacks to mastopexy surgery is that the breasts often stretch and sag again after original breast lift surgery. This can occur in the first 6-12 months or years later. Though the sagging is rarely as severe as the pre-mastopexy ptosis of the breasts, it can be bothersome enough to warrant revisionary surgery. If this occurs, then revision of the breast lift may help.

Breast lift revision is typically done by using the existing scars and essentially repeating the original breast lifting technique. In some cases, less extensive surgery is needed and only a portion of the old breast lift scar is used.

Breast Reduction Revision

In some cases, following breast reduction, adjustments in the skin may be needed as the breast tissues stretch and settle over time. Or, if significant asymmetries in breast shape or areolar position are present additional breast surgery may be helpful. Such revisions usually involve using the old breast reduction scars to open the tissues and to tailor and reposition the breast skin. In some cases, mild size differences between the breasts warrant additional breast surgery. Sometimes, mild volume adjustments can be made with breast liposuction only.

Scar Revision After Breast Lift

The scars created from a mastopexy and reduction are significant. Though these scars typically heal well and are tolerated by most patients, on occasion the scars may thicken and warrant revision. With a scar revision, the old breast scars are removed and the incisions are closed as they were originally. There is no guarantee that a scar revision will lead to improved scars, as new breast scars can be as poor, or worse, than the original scar.

If you are ready to recover the appearance of your breasts, contact our office in Portland to schedule your breast lift and breast reduction revision. Call (503) 783-0544 to get started.