About Reconstructive Surgery
Overcoming cancer is an enormous feat that we at The Face & Body Center celebrate. Our team of surgeons offers breast reconstruction procedures to restore your breasts after having a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other cancer treatments. These surgeries can help reshape and rebuild your breast tissue through a combination of grafting and implants, as well as nipple reconstruction and other procedures that can make your breasts look natural and beautiful. If you're in the Flowood and Jackson, MS area, then we can help restore your confidence and reconstruct your body to give you the results you desire. Contact our office to consult with one of our skilled plastic surgeons today.
With compassion and respect for the patient, our practice offers breast reconstruction surgery to:
- Breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy
- Women who are scheduled to receive aggressive treatment for breast cancer (the removal of one or both breasts)
- Women who have experienced a traumatic injury or have birth defects in the chest area
Breast Reconstruction Reviews
"Amazing plastic surgeon - Jackson, MS - Dr Barraza is the best. He did my breast reconstruction after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. He would always listen to my concerns. He would explain everything in detail before any procedure. His nurses are great too!"- D. / RealSelf / Jun 24, 2017
What to Expect
There are numerous ways to reconstruct the breasts following cancer or trauma. The first stage in the reconstruction process generally involves the placement of a tissue expander that is inserted within the breast pocket. This deflated expander is used to stretch the skin over a period of time to make room for an implant or fat transfer. From this stage, several techniques may be considered:
- Latissimus Flap Technique
A process that involves transferring tissue from the latissimus dorsi muscle and skin on the back to the breast.
- Implant Placement
Once the expander is in place, saline will be injected into it about every 2 – 3 weeks. Once the appropriate size has been attained, the expander will be replaced with either a silicone or saline implant.
- TRAM Flap Technique
The TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous) flap technique is a reconstruction surgery that is performed in two stages. Tissue, muscle, fat, and skin are taken from the lower abdomen and are used to reshape the chest wall, using as much tissue and fat as needed to produce a desired contour. This is an approach for patients who desire an autologous approach and do not wish to not have implants.
It is important to note that nipple reconstruction or other similar procedures will be performed separately.
If you will receive chemotherapy after the mastectomy but want to have breast implants, you should talk to your plastic surgeon about scheduling the surgeries around your chemo appointments. These surgeries are still viable options if you are undergoing treatment. Overall, breast reconstruction procudes a long-lasting result, presenting you with a restored bustline for years to come.
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Contact our friendly staff about scheduling an appointment to discuss breast reconstruction. These procedures can turn this emotional and painful prognosis around with the careful, skillful talent of our board-certified reconstructive surgeons. Call and schedule an consult today.