My Tummy Tuck USA
The Source for Finding Tummy Tuck Surgeons
My Tummy Tuck USA Main Quickmenu
Explore
Search for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
find your tummy tuck doctor today! perform a search:
by state
by last name
by practice name
Tummy Tuck Financing
read our tummy tuck financing FAQ and apply online!
Forum
join other women in our active online community!
Learn
Ask a Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon
have a question? ask a board certified plastic surgeon now!
Article Finder
peruse past and current articles by keyword.
Abdominoplasty FAQ
a list of frequently asked questions answered by our doctors.
Newsletter
stay on top of the latest developments in tummy tuck surgery.
See Results
Before and After
Photo Gallery
take a look at others' results.
Success Stories
women who have been there tell their stories!
 
 
Articles

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Implants Safety

Breast Reconstruction Techniques

The most common technique for post-mastectomy reconstruction is the insertion of an implant after a balloon expander has stretched the skin over the breast enough to allow room for an implant. Through a tiny valve beneath the skin, salt-water solution is periodically injected into the expander over many weeks or months. After the skin over the breast area has stretched enough, a more permanent implant is inserted. An alternative approach to implant reconstruction involves the creation of a new breast by surgically moving a section (flap) of skin, fat, and muscle from another part of the patient's body - usually from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or upper back.

The flap procedure is much more complex than skin expansion. Scars are left at both the tissue donor site and at the reconstructed breast, and recovery takes longer than with an implant. On the other hand, when the breast is reconstructed entirely from a woman's own tissue, the results are generally more natural.

It is recommended to consult your board-certified surgeon who will advise you of which breast reconstruction technique will be the most appropriate option for you.

Breast Reconstruction Benefits

After completion of the reconstruction process, doctors may recommend further operations on the healthy breast to match it to the re-built one. Most women with breast cancer say that breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy has helped their recovery by restoring a more natural appearance and a sense of wholeness. The ultimate result helps to restore the patient's physical appearance and to improve her self-confidence and overall quality of life.


More Articles

All MyTummyTuckUSA.com Doctors are Board-Certified Physicians
Be sure to tell friends and family about MyTummyTuckUSA.com!
My Tummy Tuck USA is sponsored and made possible by the
plastic surgeons featured on this website.

MyTummyTuckUSA.com is solely a provider of information.
If the information provided is used by the Internet user, said use is at that person's sole risk and discretion.
Please read the full Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions.

By Entering the My Tummy Tuck USA Web Site, You are Agreeing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.