For patients who have undergone mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other trauma to the breast area, breast reconstruction surgery can help restore breast size, shape, and symmetry. Depending on a patient’s unique situation, breast reconstructive surgery in Central Floridaorida can be performed in conjunction with a mastectomy or after a mastectomy, in the event that simultaneous reconstruction is not the best option.
There are several types of breast reconstruction surgery:
- Implant-based breast reconstruction
- TRAM flap breast reconstruction
- DIEP/SIEP flap breast reconstruction
- SGAP/IGAP flap breast reconstruction
- Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction
Flap breast reconstruction surgeries utilize tissue from areas on the patient’s body, whereas implant-based reconstruction uses a breast implant. Both offer certain advantages, and Dr. Jaramillo can determine which procedure will work best for you. This decision is often based on the type of mastectomy (if applicable), any cancer treatments, and your body type.
This depends on which method is used. Some breast reconstructions can be completed with one procedure. Others, such as those utilizing a tissue extender, may require more than one. Additionally, if you elect to have the nipple and areola reconstructed, there may be an additional procedure. Dr. Jaramillo will review all of your available options with you at your consultation.
Dr. Jaramillo consults with all breast reconstruction patients to determine their reasons for seeking this procedure, health status, and which method will produce the most successful results. To schedule your consultation, call us at TK number or complete our online contact form.