Breast cancer and reconstruction can be a very stressful experience for patients. Dr. Harvey and his staff specialize in providing emotional support to you or your family member who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Together, we can achieve a better physical appearance with breast reconstructive surgery and offer education and guidance through this emotionally draining process.
There are multiple types of reconstructive breast surgery. Together, we will determine which type of reconstructive surgery is best for you.
Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy may be a staged procedure with the use of tissue expanders. Tissue expanders may be placed immediately or months to years following your mastectomy. Typically, this is done at the time of your mastectomy. A tissue expander is a temporary implant which aids in stretching the skin to allow for better size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts. You will come into our office on a weekly or biweekly basis in order to have your tissue expanders filled. A benefit of this type of reconstruction is that you help direct what size you would like your breasts. Length of time for expansion is approximately 6-14 weeks. Once optimal size is achieved, you will undergo another surgery to place the permanent implants. There are options for nipple reconstruction following this surgery if needed.
Dr. Harvey also specializes in reconstruction using your own tissue. These procedures are tailored to each individual patient and can include a latissimus dorsi muscle flap or TRAM (Transabdominal myocutaneous) flaps.
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BEFORE AND AFTER
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Breast Enhancement Procedures