What does Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Look like?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Posted: November 16, 2015

A 2012 survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction results look like before deciding to undergo the procedure. It's important for you to be able to see what reconstructed breasts will look like, so that you can decide if any of the reconstructive breast techniques are right for your wishes. Just like other techniques, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction provides natural, beautiful results for women who are good candidates. 

Below is a woman who received a single-stage, direct-to-implant reconstruction at our practice:

Please see our entire direct-to-implant before-and-after gallery.

Seeing Breast Reconstruction Results

In a direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, the breast implant is placed in the same surgery as mastectomy. As soon as the mastectomy is completed, our plastic surgeons are able to step in and perform the reconstruction. This one-stage technique is different from a more conventional approach in which a tissue expander is placed some time before the implant is inserted in the breast pocket. For good candidates, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction can be very beneficial because it allows you to restore your feelings of femininity and your confidence in your body faster and with fewer surgeries.

To learn more about direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 303-706-1100 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in the greater Denver area of Lone Tree, Colorado.