Breast reconstruction is a type of plastic surgery typically performed after a mastectomy to return the breast back to its natural size, appearance and shape. The process involves rebuilding the breast so it looks as close in appearance to the way it did before.
There are a number of different benefits to getting a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Many women choose to get the procedure done to increase their emotional well being, renew their body images, increase self-confidence and restore their sense of sexuality and femininity.
Breast reconstruction is performed using your own tissue (such as the buttocks, back or stomach) to recreate a breast mound. Breast reconstruction can also involve the use of an implant, either alone or in combination with your own tissue. Depending on your type of cancer and the treatment you will receive; a reconstruction can be tailored to your specific needs.
The process may be done in a single session but can involve multiple surgeries to accomplish your goals. These can include nipple reconstruction or modifying the size or shape of the reconstructed breast tissue. You may also chose to have surgery done on the opposite breast to make the two look as symmetrical as possible after the mastectomy.
If you are considering breast reconstruction in Miami, contact Dr. Enrique Hanabergh Jr., M.D. and have him devise a tailored surgical plan for you.