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Breast Revision
Dr Mauricio pineda

Breat revision o revision mammoplasty is the surgical procedure performed to correct the results of one or several previous mammoplasties. It can include the removal of excessive scar tissue or unwanted fat, adjustments in size and shape, or the repair of complications such as nipple shrinkage or tissue necrosis.

What is sought in this type of surgery is to try to correct the results of previous surgeries, and get closer to better results. However, all revision surgeries in any part of the body are more complex and require an excellent and highly qualified professional.

Despite the difficulties and limitations, if the process is done correctly, a good surgeon and its team can often obtain highly satisfactory results.


Tissue Removal

Tissue removal is done with the intention of improving the cosmetic appearance and function of the breasts.

Adjust size and shape

Adjustments of size and shape may include reducing or increasing the volume of the breasts, adjusting their symmetry, filling them with fat grafting or implants, applying a lift technique to achieve a younger appearance, or the correction of any other aesthetic imbalance.

Nipple contraction

Nipple shrinkage is a common complication after mammoplasty, this usually occurs when the nipples become tender and involuntarily contract causing pain or discomfort in the area. Sometimes it is due to scar tissue forming just behind the nipple, pulling it back. Revision mammoplasty may correct nipple contracture by performing surgery to remove excessive scar tissue, nipple reconstruction, and other related procedures.

Tissue necrosis

Tissue necrosis is a potentially serious complication that can occur after a mammoplasty. It occurs when the breast tissue does not receive enough blood flow and begins to die, causing infections, scarring, and deformation. Revision mammoplasty includes removal of dead tissue, replacing it with healthy tissue. After recovery, reconstructive surgery may be required.

Revision mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that is carried out under general anesthesia. Just before surgery, the specialist surgeon makes markings according to the previously defined surgical plan. Already in the surgery, the changes, adjustments, and other elements that are predetermined are made. Once the adjustments have been made, the surgeon will suture the incision and apply a compression bandage.


After the revision mammoplasty it is important to follow wound care instructions, they include applying cold compresses to reduce swelling, using medication to reduce pain and swelling, wearing a compression bra, and skin care to avoid infection. The surgeon may also recommend rehabilitation exercises to aid recovery.


As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with revision mammoplasty. These risks include infection, bleeding, bruising, or a negative response to the procedure. The surgeon can discuss these risks with the patient before surgery. Revision surgeries in general, have higher complication rates. The key is to try to prevent them very well and treat them early.


Recovery time depends on the amount of tissue that is removed and the adjustments made during surgery. After surgery, the patient may need to rest and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. The surgeon may recommend a rehabilitation program to aid in recovery.



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