Corrective Breast Surgery


It's very normal for women who have received mastectomy and reconstruction with implants to need revision surgery in the future. Dr. Oren Z. Lerman is one of Mahattan's leading surgeons for corrective breast surgery. He can remove implants and replace them using your own natural tissue to create results that feel more natural, and can last for life.

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00:00:00.240 --> 00:00:07.160 The thing is that most breast implants do not last forever. 00:00:07.190 --> 00:00:09.620 They were never intended to last forever. 00:00:09.640 --> 00:00:13.280 Any woman who has had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction with an implant, 00:00:13.310 --> 00:00:17.340 over time, they're going to need to have revision breast reconstruction. 00:00:17.360 --> 00:00:19.360 One of the most advanced techniques that 00:00:19.380 --> 00:00:23.720 we can use is to remove the old breast implants and to replace it with natural 00:00:23.740 --> 00:00:28.200 tissue, utilizing a deep flap, or a DIEP flap, natural tissue reconstruction, and 00:00:28.230 --> 00:00:32.240 then give them an entire new reconstruction that will then last them 00:00:32.270 --> 00:00:35.420 forever, and feel more natural, and look more natural. 00:00:35.450 --> 00:00:37.720 Very often, these patients also have pain 00:00:37.750 --> 00:00:40.280 and discomfort that we can fix at the same time. 00:00:40.310 --> 00:00:42.060 A lot of women have had breast 00:00:42.090 --> 00:00:45.640 reconstruction in the past and are dissatisfied with their appearance. 00:00:45.670 --> 00:00:50.000 At the time of their reconstruction, they were going through cancer treatments. 00:00:50.030 --> 00:00:51.780 They might have had radiation. 00:00:51.810 --> 00:00:54.700 At that time, they felt that they had a good result. 00:00:54.730 --> 00:00:59.160 As time goes on, it changes, either because they have gotten older, they've 00:00:59.180 --> 00:01:03.640 gained weight, they've lost weight, they've had radiation therapy, they might 00:01:03.670 --> 00:01:08.320 have had more biopsies, and those patients can come to us, and we can fix the bad 00:01:08.350 --> 00:01:12.600 appearance, or the dissatisfaction that they have with newer techniques. 00:01:12.630 --> 00:01:17.000 The techniques that we are able to use for revision breast reconstruction or 00:01:17.030 --> 00:01:21.960 corrective breast reconstruction are very often the same exact newer advanced 00:01:21.990 --> 00:01:25.980 techniques that we now use for immediate breast reconstruction. 00:01:26.010 --> 00:01:28.380 There's two basic different ways of doing it. 00:01:28.410 --> 00:01:30.880 We can either put new breast implants in 00:01:30.910 --> 00:01:34.440 or we can transition someone to natural tissue reconstruction. 00:01:34.470 --> 00:01:37.000 Both of those are large operations. 00:01:37.030 --> 00:01:38.900 They might take a few hours. 00:01:38.930 --> 00:01:41.040 Sometimes it just means doing a small 00:01:41.070 --> 00:01:46.080 touch-up operation and doing some fat grafting, or a breast lift to improve the 00:01:46.110 --> 00:01:48.880 overall shape and symmetry between the breasts. 00:01:48.910 --> 00:01:52.800 Some of these surgeries can be very short outpatient procedures. 00:01:52.830 --> 00:01:57.600 Some of them can be redoing the entire thing from scratch with a longer recovery. 00:01:57.630 --> 00:01:59.440 Because we specialize in breast 00:01:59.470 --> 00:02:04.240 reconstruction, we're able to offer our patients all of the available options for 00:02:04.270 --> 00:02:07.560 revision, or correction of their previous breast surgery. 00:02:07.590 --> 00:02:11.320 That can include fat grafting, liposuction, breast lift, breast 00:02:11.350 --> 00:02:15.960 reduction, breast implant placement, removal of a breast implant, changing of a 00:02:15.990 --> 00:02:18.840 breast implant to natural tissue reconstruction. 00:02:18.870 --> 00:02:21.400 Unless somebody can offer you all of the 00:02:21.430 --> 00:02:25.160 techniques that are available for corrective breast surgery, you're not 00:02:25.160 --> 00:02:27.920 going to be able to figure out which one is best for you. 00:02:27.950 --> 00:02:30.060 That's why you need to come to someone 00:02:30.080 --> 00:02:32.880 like our practice where we specialize in breast reconstruction.

Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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