Revision Breast Reconstruction in Santa Barbara, CA
Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy may not yield the desired results. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs revision breast reconstruction on women living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California, and the surrounding communities, who are not satisfied with the results of their reconstruction surgery and want a more natural looking, feminine appearance.
What is Revision Breast Reconstruction?
Revision breast reconstruction is a corrective breast enhancement procedure to resolve any issues with an original breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. It is often performed to correct large mastectomy scars, uneven breasts, and issues with implants as well as other changes that alter the appearance of the reconstruction.
Who is a Good Candidate for Revision Breast Reconstruction?
Revision breast reconstruction candidates are typically women who are unhappy with the results of their breast reconstruction. The appearance of their breasts may have changed over time, or they are self-conscious about the scars from the mastectomy. Whatever the reason, Dr. Yegiyants sees numerous patients wanting to correct their reconstruction.
How is Revision Breast Reconstruction Performed?
Dr. Yegiyants uses one of several techniques for revision breast reconstruction based on the patient’s individual needs and issues with their current reconstruction results. The goal is to restore natural looking breasts and diminish any issues such as large, noticeable scars. During a consultation, she evaluates the breasts and discusses the recommended procedure with her patients so that they feel confident in her abilities to correct the issues and restore the desired look.
Revision breast reconstruction is often an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes up to three hours to complete and allows the patient to go home with the area wrapped in bandages and compression garments to protect and support the breasts.
How is the Recovery for Revision Breast Reconstruction?
The recovery from revision breast reconstruction is similar to other breast enhancement procedures. Patients typically must rest for a week allowing the healing process to work. Following that, they may resume work as long as it involves light work with no strenuous activities. Most patients resume normal activities within four to six weeks.
When Will I See the Results from Revision Breast Reconstruction?
The results from revision breast reconstruction are somewhat visible immediately following the procedure and improve over time as the bruising, swelling and scarring diminish or go away. The results are long-lasting; however, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain the appearance.
How Much Does Revision Breast Reconstruction Cost in Santa Barbara?
The cost of revision breast reconstruction is different with each patient. We go over the costs patient as well as payment and financing options through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®. Although health insurance often provides coverage for the initial reconstruction following mastectomy, revision breast reconstruction is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance.
If you live in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California and are looking for a triple board-certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to schedule your complimentary consultation.