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A mastectomy procedure can be a difficult and stressful time for women. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we offer a selection of breast reconstruction options to provide easy and safe options for patients to reconstruct their breasts after a mastectomy.
After undergoing a mastectomy procedure, patients have the option of immediately having implants placed, or to wait after their mastectomy is complete. If your doctor decides immediate implant placement is right for you, multiple surgery methods are available, such as breast symmetrizing, breast implants, and nipple reconstruction. Surgery can also be done in one stage or two stages, depending on the patient’s preference.
During tissue expander placement, expanders are inserted into the breasts to gently stretch the skin to prepare for the placement of implants. One the expanders are filled to the preferred level, they are swapped with implants through breast augmentation surgery.
This reconstructive surgery option, also known as the TRAM flap procedure, uses the patient’s own muscle, skin, and tissue instead of an implant to reconstruct the breasts. Tissues are commonly removed from the abdomen or buttocks, and results look very natural.
This reconstructive surgery method involves an incision made along the latissimus dorsi, or the back muscle, to lift muscle and skin. A tunnel can then be created underneath the skin, allowing for tissues from the back muscle to be moved through the tunnel to the chest, where new breasts can be reconstructed. Small implants or tissue expanders may be used for optimal results.
Our doctors have over 75 years of combined experience with the listening skills to deliver the bestpossible results. Click below to learn about each doctor and see their individual patient Testimonials!
Alan B. Pillersdorf, M.D.,F.A.C.S.
Dov I. Eidelman, M.D.,F.A.C.S.
Ernesto Hayn, M.D.,F.A.C.S.
J. Alberto Navarro, M.D.,F.A.C.S.
William J. Vinyard, M.D.,F.A.C.S.