Breast cancer patients and those who may have a breast deformity or damaged breasts after an accident may choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery to restore their figure. The latest breast reconstruction techniques have helped thousands of women restore their breasts to a natural shape and size after mastectomy or injury. Dr. Foley is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast enhancement and breast reconstruction procedures. He can reconstruct the breast tissue using donor tissue and breast implants to achieve the desired result.
Reasons to Undergo a Breast Reconstruction Procedure
If you are a breast cancer survivor or have damaged your breasts in any way, you may benefit from breast reconstruction surgery. Reasons to undergo this procedure include:
- Had a breast removed
- Had a part of the breast around cancer removed
- Lost or damaged breast tissue in an accident
How Breast Reconstruction Surgery is Performed
This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Foley may use a flap technique or tissue expansion technique to reconstruct the breast mound. The flap technique involves grafting skin, fat and tissue from one part of the body to recreate the breast. The tissue expansion technique is a more lengthy process and involves placing an expander to fill a device through an internal valve that expands the skin slowly. These tissue expanders are replaced by breast implants in a second surgery. Breast reconstruction with breast implants typically requires tissue expansion but can create a very natural-looking result.
If you think you may be a good candidate for breast reconstruction surgery, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Foley to explore your options.
Learn more about breast reconstruction in Camp Hill and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Foley today.