​What to do if You are Unhappy with Your Breast Reconstruction


What should a patient do if they are unhappy with breast reconstruction results?

Breast Reconstruction helps many women feel whole again after breast cancer. How you feel about the “new you” is an important part of your healing journey. But what should you do if you are unhappy with your results?

Be honest with your surgeon.

It may feel like an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s an important one. Having an honest and respectful conversation with your surgeon is a healthy first step in addressing your concerns. Be sure and discuss your expectations and what can be done to achieve your desired results.

Get a second opinion from a specialist.

Seeking a second opinion is never a bad thing! Having another experienced surgeon who specializes in all types of reconstruction procedures review your needs is a good way to ensure you are given all your options to consider. Unfortunately, not all plastic surgeons offer today’s most advanced breast reconstruction procedures and travel may be necessary but worth it.  At PRMA, we frequently perform corrective surgery on patients who are unhappy with their results from surgery performed at other institutions.  If you are interested in a second opinion from PRMA, please fill out our FREE Virtual Consultation form HERE.  Once received one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will review your needs and provide you with their surgical recommendations all at no cost to you. 

Decide what’s best for you.

After hearing all your options, the pros and cons of each, and discussing realistic expectations with an experienced surgeon you will be equipped with the tools you need to make the best decision for you moving forward.  

Learn more about your corrective breast reconstruction options here. 

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