There are several breast reconstruction techniques available. You will need to discuss your options with Dr. Paulson on your initial consultation to determine which option is best for you.
Skin expansion is one option for breast reconstruction. With this technique, a balloon expander is inserted beneath your skin and chest muscle following your mastectomy. The expander is gradually filled with a salt-water solution over the next weeks and months. Once the skin is stretched, you will need a second operation to remove the expander and insert the implant. The nipple and areola are reconstructed and placed in a natural position.
Breast reconstruction will not restore normal sensation to your breast but some feeling may return. Recovery from the procedure can take up to six months, but the improvement in the quality of life usually overshadows any discomfort or scars that result from the surgery.
*Disclaimer: The results described and displayed here and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have received those services. All results may vary and may not be permanent. The Aesthetic Center does not make guarantees of results.