Breast Reconstruction After Your Mastectomy

Considering Breast Reconstruction after your Mastectomy? Patients from Clearwater, Lutz, Tampa, Odessa, and Beyond Can Visit a Reconstruction Specialist at the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Choosing to have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is a deeply personal decision, and the surgeon you choose to perform the procedure should have the knowledge and experience to treat it as such. Just as women who undergo more traditional types of breast surgery have many options, so do post-mastectomy breast reconstruction patients. In order to achieve the aesthetic goals you have in mind, as well as to restore your self-confidence, it’s important to work with a plastic surgeon that can help you choose the plastic surgery route that is right for you.

At the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. John Roach specializes in breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients, and takes great care to ensure that each patient is well-informed about her options. Women from Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, Trinity, Tampa, and elsewhere throughout Florida have trusted Dr. Roach as their breast reconstruction surgeon because of both his expertise in the area and his reputation for incredible patient care.  When you turn to Dr. Roach to perform your breast reconstruction surgery after your mastectomy, he’ll take into account your breast anatomy and your expectations, and will guide you toward the choices that will be best for you.

Dr. Roach can perform your post mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery as an implant procedure, which can sometimes be completed immediately following the mastectomy. This type of surgery, also referred to as one-stage immediate breast reconstruction, allows Dr. Roach to insert breast implants right after your general surgeon removes the breast tissue.

Another option, called a two-stage delayed reconstruction, is usually best for patients whose chest wall and skin tissues are flat and tight. If Dr. Roach determines that this is the most appropriate choice for you, he will insert a tissue expander under your skin, which will be gradually filled with a salt-water solution over a period of four to six months. Once the skin around your breast is stretched enough, Dr. Roach will remove the expander and insert an implant.

If you prefer not to use artificial implants for your reconstruction, Dr. Roach may suggest a tissue flap procedure. This requires taking tissue from your buttocks, thighs, lower abdominal or back area and using this tissue to reconstruct your breast.

Dr. Roach is happy to meet with any patient from Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Spring Hill, or a nearby community to further discuss breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. He can also tell you about your options for nipple reconstruction, as well as additional breast enhancement surgeries. To schedule your consultation, contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery.

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