Breast Reconstruction Can Restore Your Body Contours
For patients who have suffered trauma or undergone a mastectomy, Dr. Ramon Robles offers breast reconstruction surgery at his Phoenix, AZ, practice. Dr. Robles understands that each patient’s needs are unique. To better meet his patients' individual needs, he offers a wide range of breast reconstruction options. Whether you choose implants or natural tissue to reconstruct your breast after a mastectomy, Dr. Robles can help you achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.
Your Options for Breast Reconstruction
As with other breast procedures, breast reconstruction is highly customizable. With the help of Dr. Robles, you can develop a completely personalized treatment designed to provide long-term satisfaction along with a restored appearance and sense of self.
You have the option to have your mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures performed at the same time. For the right candidates, this can reduce the stress and trauma of the loss of the breasts by replacing them immediately. Others choose to wait and have the procedures performed separately. Dr. Robles can work with your oncologist and other healthcare providers to determine when is the best time to perform your breast reconstruction.
Natural Tissue, Implants, or a Combination?
Dr. Robles can reconstruct your breasts using implants or natural tissue taken from your back or abdomen. In cases where there is not sufficient tissue in these locations, he may recommend reconstruction with a combination of tissue and implants. While natural tissue tends to produce results that look and feel the most natural, Dr. Robles can achieve a similar effect with implants.
Reconstruction in One Breast
Patients who require the reconstruction of just one breast may want to consider a breast lift or augmentation in the unaffected breast. This will help ensure balance and symmetry between the two breasts for a more natural look.
What to Expect during and after Surgery
In most cases, if you choose implants, a tissue expander is needed to create sufficient room for the implant. Over time, Dr. Robles gradually increases the size of the expander. Once sufficient space is created, he can replace the expander with the implant.
Dr. Robles' compassionate approach can help you achieve results that help you feel confident and beautiful.
We will administer anesthesia so you are sedated and comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Once you are sedated, Dr. Robles will create the necessary incisions. If you chose reconstruction with natural tissues, he will harvest those tissues and use them to rebuild the breast mound. Otherwise, an implant or tissue expander is placed and then the incisions are sutured closed.
Because of the extensive nature of the procedure, patients typically spend several days in the hospital to ensure they can safely return home. You will likely experience pain, swelling, and bruising over the next several weeks. You should limit your activities during this time to avoid further pain, irritation, and complications. On average, it takes patients a full six weeks or more to fully recover after breast reconstruction.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction can restore your body’s natural proportions and contours, restoring your sense of femininity. Many women feel that breast reconstruction helps them feel complete again. This procedure can significantly reduce the feelings of anxiety and depression patients can experience after a mastectomy.
If you are considering breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, contact our office online today or call 602.737.0323 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Robles. His compassionate approach can help you achieve results that help you feel confident and beautiful.