After a woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has had surgery to remove part or all of the breasts, it can take both a physical and emotional toll. While it may be the right decision for patients with aggressive cancer, it can still leave a woman feeling less feminine and self-conscious about her appearance. With the help of the team at Revalla Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics of the Littleton, Colorado area, women can learn about reconstruction of the breasts after cancer with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
What is breast cancer reconstruction surgery?
The removal of the breasts after breast cancer can leave significant scarring. However, women often desire breasts to help them feel more like themselves after going through such a life-changing operation. With breast cancer reconstructive surgery, tissue expansion is performed before the placement of breast implants. The nipple area may also be reconstructed as well to achieve as much of a normal, natural appearance as possible. Dr. Lisa Hunsicker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in providing breast reconstruction following removal from cancer, and continues to work with women to help them understand the process every step of the way!
What about immediate reconstruction?
In some instances, patients may benefit from immediate reconstruction. This is done with both the cancer doctor and Dr. Lisa Hunsicker at the surgical center on the same day. Both surgeons will perform their part of the treatment. The cancer doctor will perform the mastectomy, removing the tissues that are cancerous. Then, the plastic surgeon will perform the reconstruction immediately after, inserting implants if chosen for augmentation. This reduces downtime and cost for the patient and allows them to heal once instead of twice with separate surgeries.
Call Revalla Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics of Littleton, CO
Breast reconstruction doesn’t have to be a difficult decision. If you have had a partial or complete removal of your breasts and want to improve your self-image and confidence, it may be time to speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon about breast cancer reconstruction surgery. Call (720) 283-2500 to request a consultation visit at 7750 S. Broadway, Ste. #220.