Breast reconstruction is an empowering procedure that restores the shape, symmetry, size, and appearance of your breasts. At Breast Body Beauty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Aisha Baron, MD, is a specialist in reconstructive surgery. She’s passionate about offering this reformative surgery to women following a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or to address congenital deformities. To learn about your breast reconstruction options, call the office to set up a consultation or book online today.
Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore your breasts’ shape or size. You may seek the procedure if you’ve undergone a mastectomy or other breast surgery due to cancer. Women may also be born with irregularities of the chest or breast and benefit from breast reconstruction.
If you’ve undergone treatment for cancer or have a congenital defect, you may benefit from breast reconstruction. Dr. Baron will ensure that you’ve coped well with your diagnosis and don’t have any existing medical conditions that could compromise healing after surgery.
Breast reconstruction can have side effects such as compromised sensation and scarring. Dr. Baron reviews these potential effects so you fully understand what to expect during and after surgery.
The two main categories of breast reconstruction are implant-based, and autologous or flap reconstruction. Dr. Baron may simply suggest a silicone or saline implant to reshape your look.
Autologous flap surgery uses your own tissue to reconstruct the breast. The tissue is skin, fat, or muscle that usually comes from the belly, back, buttocks, or inner thighs to reconstruct the breast.
Dr. Baron takes time to consult with you to determine the type of breast reconstruction that’s best for your health, breast shape, breast size, and desired look.
Even if just one breast was affected during your cancer surgery, you may choose to have both breasts reconstructed to regain a symmetrical look. One breast may need a slightly different approach in the form of a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation so the size, shape, and position of both breasts match.
Following surgery at Breast Body Beauty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you’ll have bandages applied to your incisions. Dr. Baron may temporarily place a small tube at the surgical site to drain excess fluid and blood.
She’ll advise you to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support the reconstructed area. The surgical team provides you with information about how to care for the surgical site and when you can resume normal activity. You will need to schedule some downtime following breast reconstruction surgery.
If you’re in need of breast reconstruction surgery, call Breast Body Beauty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to learn your options or schedule your appointment online today.
Average Cost: Typically Covered By Insurancess ; (self pay $6500 - $8500)
Recovery Time: 1 week
Average Procedure Time: 2 - 3 Hours
Post Op Follow Up: 1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient
Age: 40 – 49
Height: 5’ 6” – 6’ 0”
Weight: 150 – 199 lbs
The patient was diagnosed with a small breast cancer and decided to have double mastectomies and immediate reconstruction with DIEP flaps. She wanted to use her own tissue instead of implants for her breast reconstruction.
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstuction
The patient has had immediate breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps, followed by nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing.
Age: over 60
Age: over 60
Height: 5’ 6” – 6’ 0”
This patient was diagnosed with breast cancer and had immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy with a latissimus dorsi flap and tissue expanders. She came to the office every 2 weeks to fill her expanders to her desired size. She then had her tissue expanders removed and replaced with permananet shaped silicone implants. Later, nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing was performed to finish her reconstruction. She is very happy with her new size and shape.