This single-stage, implant-based breast reconstruction provides a way to have your breasts reconstructed at the time of mastectomy. Working with your oncologist and your other physicians, our board-certified plastic surgeons will make sure you are a good candidate for this reconstructive breast surgery technique.
Ordinarily, at the time of mastectomy, the plastic surgeon uses a tissue expander for a number of weeks before an implant is placed in the breast. The tissue expander is gradually filled with saline fluid, stretching the skin to make a pocket to accommodate a breast implant. For some women, this step is not necessary. These women may be able to have breast implants placed immediately in the direct-to-implant breast reconstruction procedure.
Although a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, generally candidacy factors include:
- Having relatively smaller breasts before mastectomy, because the tissue may not need to be expanded for implant placement.
- No history of breast or chest radiation.
- Undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy.
To find out which of our breast reconstruction options in the Denver and Lone Tree area are right for you, please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4471 to schedule a consultation.