BREAST RECONSTRUCTION …in STAGES
Reconstructing a breast is an option chosen by hundreds of thousands of women, around the world, every year due to cancer or other trauma. The techniques we use today are more advanced allowing for less downtime, quicker healing and more natural looking outcomes. The procedure can be done in either one or two stages. I cover Stage I today.
STAGE I: involves an “tissue expander’ that is inserted immediately following mastectomy.The expander slowly expands the tissue allowing for replacement by a breast implant a few months later.This is called immediate reconstruction since the tissue expander is placed under the same anesthesia as your mastectomy surgery.
Many women choose immediate reconstruction. Others opt to wait a few weeks or months. This is called delayed breast reconstruction.
One decision does not fit all women. Opting for breast reconstruction and the timing…is highly personal. My sensitive nature and expertise has enabled me to help many women make the wise decisions to overcome this otherwise daunting task. My patients quickly understand their options and learn how natural looking form/function and confidence can be restored.
If you or someone you know is faced with this challenge…let’s chat. During the personal consultation, I carefully listen to concerns, desires and goals before making recommendations. My experience enables me to achieve predictable and natural looking results.
IMPORTANCE of BOARD CERTIFICATION & SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Choosing a board certified surgeon, with specialized training and experience in reconstructive surgeries is critical to achieving desirable outcomes. I have the credentials, training, vast experience and many, many happy, healthy patients.
Next blog will cover Stage I…what’s involved.
Dr. Steven Davison
“At DAVinci…We combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”