Breast cancer has a huge impact on a woman's life. For many, it's a time to step back and remember that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. With all the emotional and physical struggle that breast cancer demands, know that breast reconstruction surgery can play a key part in helping you put your life back on track after mastectomy.
Breast reconstruction in Glens Falls can be performed using your own tissue or with a breast implant. During the surgery, Dr. Garcia rebuilds the size and shape of the breast and can also create a new nipple and areola. Most women who have undergone mastectomy can choose to have breast reconstruction, either simultaneously with the mastectomy procedure or during a later independent procedure.
Thanks to reconstructive cosmetic breast surgery, women who have lost a breast due to breast cancer or other disease have the choice of restoring their breast appearance. Dr. Juan Garcia offers breast reconstruction surgery at Glens Falls Hospital.
What's It All About?
Choosing breast reconstruction is a personal decision. The procedure is not right for all women who have undergone mastectomy, but reconstruction can help those who want to restore their breast appearance. Women who understand their personal benefits and risks of reconstruction and who have realistic expectations about what they can achieve from reconstruction are the best candidates. The procedure can:
- Help your breasts look balanced and symmetrical
- Create better breast contour
- Eliminate the need for an external prosthesis or "falsie"
Your Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Garcia can use several methods to reconstruct your breast. Breast implants can be used either for surgery occurring at the time of mastectomy or during a subsequent procedure. If the reconstruction will occur after the mastectomy is completed, tissue flap reconstruction may be used. A tissue flap is a section of skin, fat, and muscle taken from another section of your body to provide a cover for the new breast mound. Dr. Garcia can talk with you in person about your surgical options, including nipple and areola reconstruction, and give you an idea of what to expect during recovery.
call 518.793.0475 to find out how you can start enjoying a restored breast appearance.