Breast reconstruction is a general term used to describe the surgical technique used to rebuild the breast. This can refer to rebuilding the breast after mastectomy, which is the most common cause, or building the breast due to birth defects or post-traumatic defects.Fortunately, the science of breast reconstruction has evolved over time. Our goal is to allow our patients to make the best choices as they can about their breast cancer, and do so with complete confidence but they will still look and feel like themselves.
Our surgeons recognize that breast cancer can take a large toll on our patients. Along their cancer journey, we understand that patients lose time, sleep, tears as well as their sense of security. Through breast reconstruction, patients can avoid losing their self-image, self-confidence, femininity and/or their sexuality.
In numerous studies, it has been shown that reconstruction not only improves a patient’s self esteem and sexuality after surgery, but some patients even see their reconstruction as a silver lining to an otherwise dark cloud. Over many years, our surgeons have seen thousands of patients undergo reconstruction. After our extensive experience, our goal is simple. We hope that when you complete your breast cancer journey, you’ve not only beaten cancer, but when you look in the mirror you see a more complete version of yourself.
There are a variety of techniques used for breast reconstruction. These include:
– Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap
– Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) flap
– Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) flap
– Superior/Inferior Gluteal Artery (GAP) flap
– Direct Implant
– Tissue Expanders
Our surgeons are skilled in all types of reconstruction, and can use either tissue and fat from the patient’s own body (abdomen, thigh, gluten, etc.) or silicone/saline implants. The technique depends on the patient, but our doctors will discuss your options with you during an initial consultation.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
The procedure can provide:
- Confidence after a mastectomy or trauma
- Natural looking and feeling breasts
- Restored femininity and sexuality
Before & After
Quality Patient Care
Our surgeons along with the supporting staff at the practice provides full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery.
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Breast Reconstruction Blog Posts
Additionally, to learn more about reconstruction after trauma or cancer, read the following blogs.
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