REASONS for Breast Reconstruction
Here are some reasons why you might opt to undergo breast reconstruction surgery:
- You have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are planning to have surgery.
- You already had breast reconstruction surgery but desire a revision or correction.
- You suffer from a congenital breast anomaly and desire better symmetry.
ABOUT Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction involves just that, replacing as best as possible what might have been lost or absent due to illness, injury or prior surgery.
Regarding women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, the specific surgery for that will be determined after a discussion with your breast surgeon. Sometime, it is possible to preserve most of the natural skin envelope of the breast, and even the nipple areolar region. And there may be very good reasons to sacrifice some of those structures for safety reasons. Your breast reconstruction surgery will be individually tailored to meet your specific needs.
Reconstructive options include the use of implants, your own body tissue, also called “flaps”, as well as fat grafting using your own tissue. Each of the options has its relative benefits and the specifics would be addressed during your consultation. But as a general thought, some procedures require more complex surgery or greater hospitalization and recovery times, where as others may offer a more rapid return to certain activities. Some procedures require the use of breast implants, and others might not. And lastly, the final appearance may differ depending on your desires. During your pre-surgical visit, you and Dr. Tepper will discuss which of the following techniques is right for your particular situation
RECOVERY from Breast Surgery
Your recovery will depend on the surgical choices you select. Dr. Tepper will gladly review your options and answer any questions you may have during your consultation.
RESULTS of Breast Surgery
Breast reconstruction can make a significant difference in your quality of life, your personal self-image, and your ability to return to normal life after cancer. Dr. Tepper understands how difficult this process can be, and will work closely with you to find the best plan.
Before & After Photos
View Before and After photos of some of our satisfied patients who have chosen to work with Dr. Tepper.