Breast Reconstruction is a reconstructive procedure that has helped many women rebuild their breasts and their self-confidence after a mastectomy. Breast Reconstruction is a highly personal decision and there are a number of ways to achieve a reconstruction. Some women may opt to have the reconstruction performed at the same time as the mastectomy or it may be delayed to a later time. Ideal candidates for a breast reconstruction surgery have a positive, realistic outlook, and do not have any other medical conditions that may hinder the body’s ability to heal from the procedure.
The Breast Reconstruction procedure is performed using a couple of different techniques such as a TRAM flap technique or Latissimus Dorsi Flap technique where muscle, fat, and skin may be used from a donor area of the patient such as at he abdomen or the back and moved to re-create the breast mound. Breast implants may be use in addition or as an alternative method, or breast tissue expansion may be used. If you are interested in learning more about the breast reconstruction procedure and recovery process and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lawrence today.