Visit Boulder Plastic Surgery for Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options
The last decade has resulted in major strides being made in the field of breast reconstruction surgery. Following mastectomy surgery, women no longer need to resign themselves to long, jagged scars or misshapen breasts. Surgeons can now rebuild the breast and give a woman back her natural shape and silhouette. There are a number of options for women considering breast reconstruction surgery at Boulder Plastic Surgery, and we are here to help you select the option that is right for you. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation about reconstructive breast surgery today.
Boulder Plastic Surgery Performs the Latest Procedures for Breast Reconstruction
During the consultation process, our surgeons will assess your case and decide whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery. There are two things you need to take into consideration: when to have the surgery performed and what type of reconstructive surgery to have.
Some women can opt to have their reconstruction performed at the same time as their mastectomy. Simultaneous breast reconstruction is a good option for women who do not require subsequent radiation treatments. However, staged breast reconstruction is a better option for many women who do require radiation, as radiation can alter the appearance of a newly reconstructed breast. In this case, a tissue expander will be inserted after the mastectomy in order to keep the breast skin that was saved during the procedure stretched and supple. This prepares the skin for the final procedures after radiation is completed. Women may also opt for delayed breast reconstruction if their mastectomy is performed without a plastic surgeon.
After a patient has decided when to have her surgery, she must then decide which type of breast reconstruction is right for her. There are two options, implants and flaps. When choosing the implant option, a silicone or saline implant will be inserted under the chest muscles to shape the breasts as desired. The second option is a flap procedure. During a flap reconstruction breast tissue is created using tissue from other parts of the body. Tissue can be take from the abdomen, back, buttocks, or thighs. The tissue is transplanted by reconnecting the blood vessels to new ones in the chest.
Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery for More Information About Breast Reconstruction
The field of breast reconstruction has advanced rapidly over recent years, and at Boulder Plastic Surgery we are skilled in performing the latest procedures. If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy, Boulder Plastic Surgery is here for you. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.