Additional surgery may be required if you experience complications or you choose at a later date to have a breast lift or re-implant.
There is no guarantee that you will have a satisfactory cosmetic outcome from any re-operation.
The type of surgical procedure performed during a re-operation depends on the complication involved. You may need to have one or more re-operations over a period of time due to one complication or a combination of local complications.
Types of surgical procedures that may be performed in a re-operation include:
- Capsule removal
- Scar or wound revision, such as surgical removal of excess scar tissue
- Drainage of a hematoma by inserting a needle or tube through the skin to drain the collection of blood
- Necrosis—when there is dead skin or tissue around the breast that needs attending to
- Biopsy/cyst removal by inserting a needle through the skin or cutting through the skin to remove a lump
- Lymph nodes removal
- Unsatisfactory appearance