Breast Reconstruction Options

By on June 28, 2017 under Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction Options

Patients who choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy may feel as though they can benefit from breast reconstruction both emotionally and physically. Not only can breast reconstruction give patients a sense of psychological wellbeing and feeling of “wholeness,” it can also improve their overall physical appearance.

If you are considering undergoing breast reconstruction surgery, you should know that there are different reconstruction approaches that can be taken. Read on for an overview of breast reconstruction options at Taylor Plastic Surgery.

List of Options

Breast Implants

Both silicone and saline implants can be used to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy. This process first requires the use of a tissue expander, which will be used to first stretch the skin of the breast until a breast implant can be placed.

TRAM Flap

A TRAM flap uses the patient’s own skin, muscle and fat to build a breast mound. During this flap technique, excess fat, muscle and skin are taken from the abdomen.

Latissimus Dorsi Flap

This flap technique uses skin, fat, and muscle from the back to form a breast mound. This flap remains attached to the donor site, meaning blood supply is left intact.

Which One is Right for You?

The type of breast reconstruction method used depends on each individual patient’s anatomy, health history, and preference. If you are interested in learning more about breast reconstruction in Fayetteville, contact Taylor Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor.