Restorative Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction can restore your shape after breast cancer. To a woman who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, breast reconstruction can do wonders in making her feel whole and comfortable in her own body. Whether due to breast cancer or due to high risk of developing it in the future, losing a breast or breasts can cause an emotional and physical toll. We want to give patients the opportunity to regain control of what happens next by offering reconstructive solutions.
What is the procedure?
Patients often come to us looking for reconstructive surgery after undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy. We want to make our patients who are seeking this type of treatment feel whole again through breast reconstructive surgery. We feel its critical to provide an individualized approach to each patient and to provide the consultation with compassion and empathy.
Breast reconstruction typically uses two different reconstructive techniques: implant reconstruction and autologous or “flap” reconstruction.
How it works
Breast reconstructive surgery using an implant means that we utilize saline or silicone filled implantable device in order to reconstruct the breast back to the patients desired size.
Reconstructive surgery using an autologous or “flap” reconstructive method uses tissue that is transplanted from another part of the body most commonly from the abdomen. This method may also incorporate the use of an implant.
Nipple reconstruction is also something to consider when discussing breast reconstruction with your doctor.
It is important to note that breast reconstruction can help rebuild the shape of the breast, but will not restore sensation to the breast or nipple. A reconstructed breast may become sensitive to the touch in time, but will not be restored to its original sensitivity.
To find out if reconstructive surgery is right for you, and to discuss your individual treatment plan.