BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY

With nearly 12,000 women developing breast cancer in the US each year, thousands of these patients will have mastectomies to eliminate their cancer. Mastectomies without reconstruction may lead to feelings of low self-esteem and social isolation; but, with cosmetic reconstruction as an option, many of these women are able to feel better about their bodies.
Dr. Miller with Tulsa Plastic Surgery is one of the most trusted and highly rated Tulsa, Oklahoma plastic surgery surgeons. Call now to schedule your FREE consultation. Tulsa Plastic Surgery provides high-end cosmetic surgery in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Tulsa Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Miller has extensive training, a background in research, a lifetime of surgical experience and a gentle bedside manner making him one of the most trusted and highly sought-after Tulsa, Oklahoma plastic surgery surgeons.

Desired Results of Breast Cancer Reconstruction Plastic Surgery:

After going through breast cancer, women may elect to have their breasts reconstructed. These procedures can result in a natural-looking and long-lasting
outcome with relief of physical pain, increased self-confidence and return to health. If you are considering this procedure for yourself or someone close to you who has endured a battle with cancer, you will want to be educated on the complete process so that your experience is a positive one.

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Desired Results of Breast Cancer Reconstruction Plastic Surgery:

After going through breast cancer, women may elect to have their breasts reconstructed. These procedures can result in a natural-looking and long-lasting
outcome with relief of physical pain, increased self-confidence and return to health. If you are considering this procedure for yourself or someone close to you who has endured a battle with cancer, you will want to be educated on the complete process so that your experience is a positive one.

Some women can withstand the physical and psychological trauma of breast cancer
with their breasts intact, but many others still seek reconstructive surgery to repair a breast or provide symmetry for both breasts. There are some variations on how a reconstruction is performed depending on whether you want to use your own tissue (a DIEP flap, TRAM flap), take tissue from another part of your body (latissimus dorsi flaps) or borrow skin from elsewhere on the body. These procedures – along with other forms of cosmetic plastic surgery and non-cosmetic plastic surgeries – can be used to recommend high-quality care by meeting criteria established by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certification process.

Your Individual Reconstruction Goals

Your breast cancer reconstruction plastic surgery goals will be discussed realistically with the doctor. Breast reconstructions are often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery. Together you will decide which procedures Dr. Miller will perform to achieve your desired results. You will set a date for surgery and be given instructions about how to prepare. You will also schedule a pre-operative appointment to review your medical history, take pre operative photographs and (if you are also undergoing breast enlargement surgery) experiment with sizer implants.

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Procedure Details

On the day of surgery, you will have a final consultation with Dr. Miller. Your breast cancer reconstruction procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. Through a combination of techniques similar to those used in breast lift (to achieve a perky breast appearance) and breast reduction (to remove excess skin), Dr. Miller will create shapely breasts that look and feel natural. He offers several incision options to achieve your breast correction, incisions that usually heal well and present minimal scarring. You may be sore for a few days after your breast correction procedure, but soon you will be able to resume your normal activities.

One of the most difficult aspects in a woman’s life who has been diagnosed with breast cancer is considering how the surgery may alter her body image and self-confidence. Enhanced recovery, reconstruction or pectoral implants may be an option to help alleviate some distress in these trying times. To learn more about how Tulsa Plastic Surgery can help you feel whole again post-breast cancer, call (918) 492-2282 today.

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