Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or to repair a congenital deformity can be a healing and self-affirming choice for a woman. Breast reconstruction is a complex process that involves reconstructing the breast mound and the nipple. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.
Breast reconstruction surgery is usually performed in stages, and no two surgeries are the same. Breast implants may need to be used, or in some cases, your own tissue may be sufficient to restore the size and shape of your breasts.
The doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group have skillfully and successfully performed countless breast reconstruction surgeries.
Breast reconstruction is highly individualized, so Dr. Robinson will discuss the specifics of your case with you in detail. Various techniques may be employed to ensure that your breasts look as natural as possible. Dr. Robinson will do everything he can to restore your breasts to their former appearance as closely as possible.
The techniques used may involve a balloon expander that stretches the skin and muscles over a period of time to make space for an implant. Other techniques are called flap reconstruction and TRAM (transverse rectus abdominus muscle). In these cases, tissue from other parts of the body may be used to reconstruct the breasts. When tissue from the upper back is used, for example, it is called a latissimus dorsi flap, but in this case, an implant is usually also necessary.
Bilateral reconstruction is the name for reconstruction of both breasts. This is often preferable in order to restore symmetry, helping the breasts to match one another as much as possible.
Of course, the simplest type of breast reconstruction is after a partial, rather than a full, mastectomy. Whatever your situation, however, the skilled surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group will answer any questions you have and will bring their years of expertise to your case.
Breast reconstruction surgery often involves an overnight stay in a hospital. Since each case is different, Dr. Robinson will discuss what you can expect during your recovery period and everything you need to know about preparing for your surgery, as well as caring for your body after your procedure.
At your confidential consultation, Dr. Robinson will talk with you in depth about your breast reconstruction surgery. We invite you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss breast reconstruction at one of our offices: 1 Plastic Surgery Plaza, 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or 7162 Liberty Centre Drive Suite C, West Chester, OH 45069. You may contact us by the email form provided. You may also call us at (513) 791-4440 for the Cincinnati location or (513) 769-3223 for the West Chester location.
Please ask your Plastic Surgery Questions in the form below. Dr. Robinson will personally answer all questions by email. Questions are kept strictly confidential.
1 Plastic Surgery Plaza
4850 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
7162 Liberty Centre Drive
West Chester, OH 45069