What Is Second Stage Surgery?
Second stage surgery encompasses many reconstructive and cosmetic-based procedures after an initial breast reconstruction.
This may be performed to complete an implant-based reconstruction or enhance the look of the breast not affected by breast cancer (to retain symmetry and aesthetic appeal).
How Is Second Stage Surgery Performed?
Most second stage breast procedures are performed on an outpatient basis; however, the procedure length will vary on the techniques being performed. Dr. Sadeghi will provide you with more information during your initial consultation.
Incisions for cosmetic breast improvements will be made on the breast, usually in the fold beneath the breast or to the side of the breast. Dr. Sadeghi does his best to ensure these incisions (and inevitable scars) are easy to conceal under bras and bathing suits.
The techniques used will depend on which surgery is performed.