Revisionary breast surgery after breast lift is not common.
However, some patients may desire changes in their breasts, either in the first year, or years after their breast lift.
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, this 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.
Scar Revision After Breast Lift
The scars created from a mastopexy 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 lift 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 lift scar can be as poor, or worse, than the original scar.