Breast Reconstruction is performed to restore the appearance of one or both breasts after mastectomy, lumpectomy or other trauma or congenital deformities. Breast reconstruction is performed using a few different methods depending on the needs of each patient. Typically breast reconstruction is done using either an implant reconstruction or a flap reconstruction. The implant reconstruction uses saline or silicone breast implants to recreate the breasts, while a flap reconstruction using the patient’s own tissue taken from another part of their body to recreate the breast mount.
Breast reconstruction can be performed sometimes at the same time as a mastectomy or later on. Ideal candidates for a breast reconstruction should not have other illnesses that would inhibit their bodies ability to heal from the procedure, and they should have realistic expectations for the procedure and potential results. To learn more about your breast reconstruction options, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.