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Lyndres88
3 years ago
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could I get a breast reduction revision??

I had my breast reduction last June of the 4th. I wasn't really to happy with the results once I saw them, but the physician assistant told me it's to early just wait 6 months and see. The first issue I had was my nipples aren't even, one is lower the the other, the areolas are different sizes. Then I have these fold on the side of my left breast since the first time I saw my new boobs.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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Sure, it is possible to perform a revision. You would have to be seen in person. Best of luck!

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Benjamin Van Raalte

What you mention is common. Sometimes there is more of a rubber band effect on one side when the weight is relieved. Sometimes things heal differently. I have even seen it change the first day. First of all, many women are not even. But when they are larger they dont notice as much. The left is usually larger because the left chest is wider and the heart is on the left. So revisions are not uncommon, because human tissue is alive and does change, unlike clay or dead wood. Your original surgeon may even be able to do it under local anesthesia. Insurance is a different issue if they will cover revisions and that is why returning to your original surgeon first is usually your least expensive option. It could be just the left side needs the nipple repositioned and some more tissue removed along the scars to make it more even. So don't despair and return for another appointment. Interestingly over the years I have had patients that had differences and not care at all, and I wanted to do.

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Sara Dickie
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question and including a photo. It would help to see other angles, but ideally be seen in person. It is possible to to a second breast reduction or just a lift to make things more even. Insurance may not cover it, unfortunately. I recommend you see your surgeon and at least discuss your concerns. Breasts are not often the exact same on both sides and revisions are quite common. Your surgeon will be the best person to address your concerns now. If you do not feel comfortable with him or her, then seek a second opinion from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. It would be very helpful to know the type of reduction you had. So if you do seek a second opinion, you should bring your records with you. All the best.

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Edward Ruane
ASPS Surgeon
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You are absolutely a candidate for a revision to further reduce and lift your left breast. As others have stated, insurance may not cover the revision. My office offers virtual consultations to discuss further, but I would need to see and examine you in person as well.

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Daniel Allan

You should return to your surgeon. You have the right to voice your concerns, and he/she has the right to know. If our patients never returned, we would all think we did perfect surgery every time.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Yes it is technically possible to have a revision of your procedure to further improve upon your results but best to wait at least a years time to see your final results and to make a future procedure more predictable in terms of outcome. Continue to discuss your concerns with your surgeon or seek second opinions if you have lost confidence in him/her

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