Women who have deformities on one or both breasts from cancer, trauma, congenital issues or other causes may desire to have their breasts reshaped or reconstructed through plastic surgery. Breast reconstruction surgery can create a new breast using implants, grafted tissue and other techniques. Dr. Ali Charafeddine at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami is an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgical procedures, including breast reconstruction surgery.
The most common reason a patient requests breast reconstruction surgery is after a mastectomy for breast cancer. If one or both breasts were removed to treat breast cancer or to avoid the risk of cancer, the breasts can be reconstructed through plastic surgery. This is a complex surgery that usually requires multiple procedures to obtain the desired result.
Restoring a Natural Breast After Mastectomy
There are two main techniques that can be used in breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy: flap or implant reconstruction. The flap technique uses the patient’s own tissue to rebuild the breast, and this can be tissue harvested from other areas of the body. The implant-based breast reconstruction uses breast implants for the bulk of the new breast, but it also may require tissue and skin grafts to create the desired effect.
Breast reconstruction surgery can also be used for women who have a lumpectomy that deformed a breast or due to tissue damaged in an injury accident. Dr. Ali Charafeddine is a top breast surgeon who can reform and reshape deformed breasts into a natural, pleasing shape that is also symmetrical with the other breast.
If you have undergone a mastectomy or have other types of breast deformities, breast reconstruction surgery may be right for you. Contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation with Dr. Charafeddine to discuss your options for reforming or reshaping your breasts.