When future surgery is required or occurs on the breast, it is referred to as secondary or revision breast surgery. These surgeries may be indicated for a variety of reasons including normal aging and changes to the body and the breast. They may also be needed as a result of complications related to the initial surgery or implants.
Revision breast surgery requires a thoughtful approach that addresses both the goals of the patient as well as the specific issues or concerns related to the breast. If breast implants have been used, then replacement or removal may be indicated. Each revision breast procedure is truly unique to that person and requires a plan and an approach that addresses those unique needs.