Breast Reconstruction Atlanta GA
Begin to Look and Feel Like Yourself Again
Surviving breast cancer is often accompanied by a sense of loss, if you have also suffered a mastectomy, double-mastectomy, or lumpectomy. If you have lost one or both breasts because of cancer surgery, or because you elected to reduce your risk of breast cancer by having your breasts removed, then a breast reconstruction in Atlanta can help you can begin to look and feel like yourself again.
Winning the battle against breast cancer shouldn’t mean losing your sense of femininity.
Women who have lost one or both breasts to breast cancer can regain their figure and their old selves with breast reconstruction. Our reconstructive breast surgery has helped to empower many breast cancer survivors looking to put cancer completely behind them.
Breast Reconstruction Options
Every woman’s anatomy is unique, which means that the breast reconstruction technique that is right for you is based on a comprehensive evaluation of your situation and needs. As such, we take the time required to create a customized treatment plan specifically for you. However, the three most common types of breast reconstruction are breast implants, tissue expansion and flap techniques.
- Breast implants: Breast reconstruction can be accomplished using either silicone and saline breast implants to create the breast mound. Implants are often combined with tissue expansion or flap techniques.
- Tissue expansion: With this technique, a tissue expander is place underneath the skin and is filled gradually, over time, to stretch the skin, making room for an implant. This is a somewhat lengthy process that involves several office visits, but the recovery period is easier and quicker as compared to flap procedures.
- Flap techniques: Flap procedures include the TRAM flap, DIEP flap, SGAP flap, and latissiumus dorsi flap. These procedures are all similar in that they recreate a breast mound by using muscle, fat, and skin from other parts of your body – such as your buttocks, abdomen, or back. The donor tissue is often tunneled to the mastectomy site and remains attached to its original blood supply. In many cases, a flap technique may be combined with a breast implant.
Scheduling a Breast Reconstruction Consultation in Atlanta
If you’re looking for a highly trained Atlanta breast reconstruction surgeon, then you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Reddy has advanced training in reconstructive breast surgery, microsurgery, and flap techniques. To schedule a complimentary and confidential breast reduction consultation in our Atlanta-area office, call 404.481.5089