Breast Reconstruction – Post-Mastectomy Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Columbus, Cincinnati and Gallia County
For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, a mastectomy (breast removal) is an unfortunate and inescapable option. Women who have undergone this surgery can choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure recreates the size and shape of the patient’s natural breast and can renew a woman’s sense of beauty and femininity.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Each patient’s experience with breast cancer treatments is wholly unique to them in every aspect, including breast reconstruction. The decision to undergo surgery for breast reconstruction involves consideration of many factors and is highly emotional. It is often overwhelming for the patient to sort through the pros and cons and arrive at a decision, especially during such a difficult time.
For many patients, learning more in-depth information about breast reconstruction can be comforting and empowering. It can also ease the anxiety of deciding to undergo a mastectomy or lumpectomy as part of a preventive measure or current cancer treatment.
During a consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your needs and goals, along with your surgical breast reconstruction options. The two of you will work together to reach a decision that is best for you.
Which Type of Breast Reconstruction Is Right for Me?
Thanks to advances in breast reconstruction techniques, there are now more options than ever before. The two most popular options are flap-based reconstruction and implant-based reconstruction.
Flap-based breast reconstruction involves transferring tissue from another area of the body to the chest. This tissue is used to reconstruct the breasts, restoring a more natural appearance.
Implant-based breast reconstruction involves placement of breast implants to restore volume to the breasts. In some cases, a tissue expander may first be used to create space for the implant.
Contact Us to Learn More
A consultation for a breast reconstruction procedure is the next step. Our surgeons look forward to meeting with you and providing comprehensive information to assist you in decision-making. The expert surgical team at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton will guide you through the entire process of breast reconstruction in Dayton. Schedule your consultation today.