Breast reconstruction surgery can be completed immediately following a mastectomy, or it can be decided upon many years after. The results of this procedure are often overwhelming once a patient can see, feel, and touch both breasts once again.
There are numerous ways that breast reconstruction surgery can be performed. Some women choose to have breast implants inserted with the help of a tissue expander, while other women decide upon living tissue reconstruction. Implant surgery involves choosing a saline or silicone filled implant in order to recreate a former breast shape.
Living tissue reconstruction draws from the patient’s own tissue in order to recreate a new breast.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Racanelli, you can discover the type of surgical reconstruction that is best for you. The goal of breast reconstruction is to recreate a natural looking breast with the least amount of surgery possible.
Although breast reconstruction surgery only takes a few hours to complete, it dramatically changes the lives of women every day. This safe procedure affords women the opportunity to feel good about their breasts once again.
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