Pink is everywhere. No reason for shame. Breast reconstruction surgery lets you become whole again. It’s a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for women who have lost breasts due to cancer or other factors. Breast reconstruction is sure to dramatically improve your self-image and quality of life.But it’s a complicated procedure — best left to the most advanced surgeons.
Patients undergoing breast reconstruction have lost one or both breasts and want to restore their chest to a more natural contour. This procedure is used to improve the shape of the breasts following mastectomy (breast removal) for breast cancer treatment, trauma, or medical conditions causing the loss of breast tissue. The reconstruction can be performed at any point following the initial loss of tissue.
For many cancer patients or cancer survivors, breast reconstruction surgery offers the possibility of restoring the breasts to a more natural appearance. The goal of surgery is to improve patients’ self-confidence by giving them a more feminine silhouette. Dr. Adams considers this to be among the most rewarding surgeries he performs. Dr. Adams has done many, many breast reconstructions, and prides himself in helping his patients feel whole and happy.
During breast reconstruction, additional tissue is added to the breast tissue in order to increase breast volume, and any remaining natural tissues are sculpted to optimize the appearance of the breasts. If you have lost one or both breasts, consult with Dr. Adams to discuss your breast reconstruction options. How breast reconstruction is performed depends on the amount of natural breast tissue remaining, your goals for the outcome of surgery and other variables.
During surgery, your breasts may be rebuilt using donor muscle, skin or fat from other areas of your body. If the nipple and areola are being reconstructed, skin grafting is used to create a natural appearance. As an alternative to donor tissue, breast implants may be used. Breast reconstruction surgery often utilizes the same type of silicone or saline breast implants that are used for breast augmentation surgeries.
Candidates for breast reconstruction wish to restore the natural shape, size and appearance of their breasts. Regardless of the reason for breast tissue loss, this surgery can restore your self-confidence and make you fell whole again.