Many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy. The decision to undergo mastectomy is an emotional one, and breast reconstruction is done to benefit patients both mentally and physically. Choosing a board certified surgeon such as Dr. Taylor to perform your breast reconstruction can help to ensure optimal results and an overall improvement in well-being.
Breast Reconstruction Options
There are a variety of techniques that can be used to perform breast reconstruction surgery. Patients can choose from reconstruction with breast implants or reconstruction with their own tissues using a FLAP procedure. There are a number of FLAP procedures that can be used.
If you decide to undergo reconstruction with breast implants, a tissue expander will be placed to help create a breast pocket for the implant to fit into. Then, either silicone or saline breast implants will be placed to create natural-looking breasts.
If you decide to undergo reconstruction using a FLAP procedure, a number of steps can be taken. First, muscle, fat, and skin will be taken from a donor site, typically the abdomen, buttocks, or back. Then, these tissues will be used to create a natural-looking breast mound.
Women who undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy often feel that they have restored their sense of “wholeness” and often feel more comfortable in their bodies. This can lead to greater happiness and a feeling of peace, positively impacting your well-being. Many women also find that clothing fits better, and they feel more confident on an everyday basis.
The type of breast reconstruction technique used will depend on your individual anatomy, if you have undergone any cancer treatments, and the surgeon’s recommendations. A consultation is needed to help create an individualized treatment plan for you. If you are interested in learning more about breast reconstruction in Fayetteville, contact Taylor Plastic Surgery today.