Posted September 06, 2012 in Breast Reconstruction
When people hear the term “plastic surgery,” they'll often think of today's top cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, facelift, and breast augmentation. But, our role as plastic surgeons doesn't end there. Rather, we also serve as reconstructive surgeons, helping men and women recover from a host of bodily disfigurements or abnormalities. Now, these abnormalities could be acquired at birth or as a result of illness, but very often they're a result of a “mastectomy.”
A surgery common to women suffering from breast cancer, a mastectomy procedure can be downright lifesaving. But, it can also deeply impact a woman's appearance, confidence, and self-esteem. Thankfully, plastic surgery offers a solution: breast reconstruction. And, the goal is simple: to reconstruct a natural-looking breast. Now, there are several ways we can accomplish this, but most often, we rely on breast implants.
Similar to a breast augmentation procedure, an implant-based breast reconstruction relies on saline or silicone implants to replace lost breast tissue. However, since a breast implant requires coverage with the patient's breast skin, we may need to “recreate” breast skin using expanders. In some cases, skin can be taken from the patient's back and transferred to the breast area.
And, while a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most distressing times in a woman's life, understand that reconstructive surgeons are fully committed to your recovery.
Do you know your breast cancer options? Most women don't! In fact, according to the Breast Cancer Awareness Day website, “Research shows that 7 out of 10 women are not aware of their breast reconstruction options following mastectomy and that less than 1/5 of women who undergo the procedure go on to have reconstruction.”
Looking for answers? Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
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