Breast Reconstruction


breast reconstruction services

Breast reconstruction offers a result that looks like a natural breast. Most women who have this procedure are glad that they did. Our greatest joy is being able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.

What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. It cannot give a woman back her breast - a reconstructed breast does not have natural sensations. However, the surgery offers a result that looks like a breast. Most women who had breast reconstruction are glad they did.

The breast reconstruction procedure

This procedure involves the use of implants or relocated flaps of the patient's own tissue. One type of breast reconstruction uses breast implants — silicone devices filled with silicone or salt water (saline) — to reshape your breasts. Breast reconstruction with breast implants is a complex procedure performed by a plastic surgeon. The breast reconstruction process can start at the time of your mastectomy or it can be done as a delayed procedure. The breast reconstruction process usually requires two or more operations — and several visits to your doctor — to insert, position and fill the breast implants.

Is Breast Reconstruction Considered Cosmetic Surgery?

Is Restoring the breast through breast reconstruction is not considered cosmetic surgery. Operations performed to restore anatomy and symmetry, like breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, are considered reconstructive surgery. breast reconstruction information from Natrelle: http://www.natrelle.com/breast_reconstruction.aspx information from webmd.com: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-breast-reconstruction-surgery-index

Learn more about breast reconstruction from Natrelle.

View in-depth information about breast reconstruction at WebMD.com.

 


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