Breast Reconstruction: Restore Your Figure and Confidence
Losing your breasts to cancer is a devastating situation, both physically and emotionally. There are now a number of ways to help restore your figure through breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Kenneth Smart in Frisco, TX, is a trusted breast reconstruction specialist, providing the most natural-looking results for his patients. He strives to provide compassionate care, respecting both your physical and emotional needs. Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa today to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery and receive answers for your questions.
Breast Reconstruction: What to Expect
Before he can determine the best reconstruction technique for you, Dr. Smart will carefully evaluate your medical history, cosmetic goals, and body type. He may want to discuss your case with your other doctors, especially if you will be undergoing breast reconstruction in conjunction with a mastectomy. Once he fully understands your health and cosmetic needs, he will create your individualized treatment plan.
Your reconstruction procedure can vary, and depends on the surgical method selected. There are two main options: flap surgery and implant surgery. The flap technique typically yields permanent results. However, the breast implant technique will likely require a future breast implant replacement.
If you choose the flap technique, Dr. Smart will use tissues from another area of your body, such as your stomach, back, or thigh. In some cases, the blood vessels and nerves will remain attached to their source. Dr. Smart can then create a tunnel through your chest wall, repositioning these tissues to your breast area. In other cases, he may completely remove the tissue and graft it onto your chest.
If you select reconstruction with implants, Dr. Smart will place either a saline or silicone breast implant. These materials carry their own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Smart will review with you whether silicone or saline will work best for your goals and needs.
Sometimes, the flap and implant techniques are combined. It is important to note that breast reconstruction will not replace your nipples and areolas. Dr. Smart can perform an optional skin graft to restore these features.
Your results will be natural-looking, and after you have healed, your shape will be restored to its pre-surgery look.
Breast Reconstruction Candidates
If you have lost one or both breasts to cancer, you may be a good candidate for breast reconstruction. Your overall physical health will determine your ability to undergo this procedure. Autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and blood conditions could make you ineligible for breast reconstructive surgery. Additionally, you should not undergo reconstruction if it will interfere with your breast cancer treatment.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction offers many benefits. Your results will be natural-looking, and after you have healed, your shape will be restored to its pre-surgery look. Breast reconstruction surgery can return a sense of balance to your body if you are missing one breast. If you are wearing an external prosthesis inside your bra, you can discontinue its use after reconstruction, which is another great benefit.
While your surgery will likely leave visible scars, these scars can fade over time. And in most cases, you will be able to hide them under clothes or swimwear.
Perhaps most importantly, the results of your surgery can restore your self-confidence, make you feel better about your body, and give you a sense of emotional healing.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Kenneth Smart is a trusted expert in the area of breast reconstruction surgery. He understands that you need to feel comfortable with your procedure and is available to answer any of your questions or concerns. To learn more about breast reconstruction and begin planning your surgery, contact our practice today.
“I opted for the breast augmentation with lift along with a tummy tuck and now I look better than I did in high school!” T.C.