Breast reconstruction is a highly personal and individualized process that requires extensive consultation. For women who are considering a mastectomy, breast reconstruction restores a natural, symmetrical appearance to the chest and boosts self-confidence. A new breast, nipple, and areola complex are reconstructed to resemble the woman’s natural breast as closely as possible in shape, size and position. This may be performed utilizing a variety of techniques including:
- Tissue expanders & breast implants
- TRAM Flap (abdomen tissue) or DIEP flap (free abdominal tissue)
- Latissimus flap (back tissue)
- Fat grafting
Breast reconstruction can be done immediately at the same time of the mastectomy or delayed after the mastectomy wounds have healed. Defects from a Lumpectomy can also be reconstructed with local tissue flaps or symmetry can be restored by reducing the opposite breast.
Learn about post op breast reconstruction expander care here.
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.