Reconstructive Breast Procedures
Breast cancer is the most common forms of cancer among women in the United States. Each year, roughly one in seven American mothers, daughters, sisters and wives fall victim to the disease. For those who have beaten breast cancer, they know it is never without a struggle. Women who have had a mastectomy often feel as though they are still a victim of the disease, left scarred and unlike their former selves. Our reconstructive breast procedures at UCI Plastic Surgery are designed to restore a woman’s feminine figure so that she may experience a renewal in self-confidence and spirit.
Your Options After a Mastectomy
For many women, a mastectomy is one of the final steps in beating breast cancer. Unfortunately, this means losing one or both of her breasts. Too many women are unaware of the various options they have regarding breast reconstruction, or do not know what kind of results they can expect to see from these procedures.
Breast reconstruction is customized for each individual woman. Not all women will benefit from the same type of reconstructive procedure, so it is important to have a thorough consultation with a trained plastic surgeon.
Your breast reconstruction surgeon will decide which of the main three reconstructive procedures is best for your body, based on what you’re looking to achieve. You may decide to have your reconstruction performed the same day as your mastectomy or as a delayed procedure. This will also affect which types of reconstruction can be used.
Breast Reconstruction Types
Depending on your unique situation, your breast reconstruction will be performed one of three ways:
TRAM Free Flap Procedures:
- Latissimus Flap Reconstruction
- DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reconstruction with Acellularized Dermal Matrix
We will work with you and listen to your expectations in order to determine which procedure is best for you.
For more information about breast reconstruction, give us a call to schedule your consultation. We are currently serving Los Angeles, Orange, Tustin and Costa Mesa locations.