Breast Reconstruction Revisions in Washington, D.C.
Breast reconstruction is often the first step to restoring the breasts after a mastectomy. However, revisions may be a necessary second step to optimize your results and produce a more natural look and feel. At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nia Banks and her dedicated staff provide breast reconstruction revisions to patients living in Lanham, Washington, D.C., Columbia and the neighboring areas of Maryland.
What are Breast Reconstruction Revisions?
After a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction can help patients restore the shape of their breasts, preserving their sense of wholeness. However, results can be limited depending on the reconstruction techniques used. While breast reconstruction can make great improvements to the look and feel of the breasts, a second procedure is often necessary to fine-tune the results. This second procedure is known as a breast reconstruction revision, which typically addresses many of the more cosmetic concerns that a patient may have. Breast reconstruction revisions can also be performed on patients who are unhappy with the results from their initial breast reconstruction.
How Much Do Breast Reconstruction Revisions Cost in Washington, D.C.?
Each breast reconstruction revision requires a unique approach depending on the patient’s treatment goals. As such, the cost of this procedure can vary from patient to patient. However, since a breast reconstruction revision is generally necessary as a result of undergoing a mastectomy due to breast cancer, the procedure will be covered by your insurance. To learn more about the cost of your breast reconstruction revisions or the financing options we offer, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nia Banks.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reconstruction Revisions?
While a breast reconstruction can produce many benefits that enhance the look and feel of the breasts, some patients are left desiring further improvements. This is because some reconstruction techniques simply can’t be performed until the body has recovered from the initial surgery. Breast reconstruction revisions allow patients to address the nipples, produce symmetry between the breasts, and receive any desired implants. As a result, patients often enjoy a more natural look and feel following their breast reconstruction revisions.
How are Breast Reconstruction Revisions Performed?
A breast reconstruction revision will vary depending on the patient’s treatment goals and initial breast reconstruction procedure. During the revision procedure, we often enhance the symmetry of the breasts to address any irregularities. We will also reconstruct the nipple and minimize any scarring that was left from previous surgeries. If the patient desires breast implants to restore volume to the breasts, we will be able to insert them during the revision procedure. Our goal is to address any final concerns regarding the appearance or feel of the breasts so that no further revisions are needed.
How Much Downtime Can I Expect After Breast Reconstruction Revisions?
The recovery following breast reconstruction revisions will largely depend on the techniques involved in your surgery. Recovery can last between a few weeks and a few months. During this time, you will need to take time off of work, exercise and other activities. In most cases, you will wear bandages for several weeks to encourage proper healing in the treatment area. You can also expect to have follow-up visits with Dr. Banks until you are fully recovered.
If you are unhappy with the results from your breast reconstruction or are ready to take the final steps in reconstructing your breasts, contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast reconstruction revisions. At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, we welcome patients from Lanham, Washington, D.C., Columbia and the nearby communities of Maryland.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more