Considering the breasts symbolize femininity, losing one or both breasts due to undergoing a mastectomy can be a traumatic experience. Fortunately, modern techniques in breast reconstruction can restore a breast to normal shape, appearance, and size following a mastectomy.
Breast reconstruction is typically performed using a patient’s own tissue or with an implant. The approach used is individualized to a patient’s particular clinical situation, anatomy, and goals.
At Plastic Surgery Associates, we offer the full range of reconstructive options:
Breast reconstruction is typically performed at the same time as mastectomy, but can also be delayed. Some women choose or need to have both breasts removed. Other clinical factors, such as the need for radiation treatments or chemotherapy, vary from patient to patient. If only one breast is affected, the other side can be treated with augmentation, lift, or reduction to optimize symmetry. The choices can be complex and at Plastic Surgery Associates we will spend all the time necessary to guide you through the decision process as it applies to your particular circumstances.
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