Reconstructive Surgery

For some women, breast abnormalities — whether the result of a birth defect, disease, an accident or a medical procedure — can impact their confidence and self-esteem. If you want to correct a breast abnormality, reconstructive surgery may be the right choice. Not only will you regain self-esteem, but you’ll benefit from good health, restored function and a better quality of life.

Let our surgeons work with you to reach your goal.

The Procedure

Our team provides you with compassionate care, from the pre-surgical discussions of options and decision-making to your surgery and recovery. Our surgeon uses one of several techniques to form a new breast, depending on your needs. Our surgeon may use tissue from your abdomen, buttock area, inner thigh or back to create a natural-shaped breast. If you don’t have enough excess skin to form a new breast, our surgeon can use a breast implant.

Our surgeons also have expertise in microvascular procedures, which knit small blood vessels back together and allow for more normal blood flow to the reconstructive area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is recovery like? The time it takes to recover depends on the type of reconstruction you have. Implants require a shorter hospital stay, while other procedures require a longer one. You are advised to rest for at least two to three days, but some movement is encouraged to promote blood circulation. You can expect some soreness, swelling and bruising for the first few weeks, and you may resume all daily activities within six to eight weeks. Depending on the incision site, there might be some scarring, which will fade over time.

What’s the difference between reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery? Reconstructive surgery is typically performed to correct abnormalities, while plastic surgery is performed to reshape or repair areas of the body in order to improve appearance.

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