Implant-Based Reconstruction

Tissue Expanders After Mastectomy: What Do They Do?

After mastectomy surgery, women often choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery. When the surgery is not performed along with the mastectomy, they may have tissue expanders set in place to make room for implants in the future. Here is what you should know What Are Tissue Expanders? A tissue expander is essentially a temporary, empty breast implant …

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3 Ways to Restore Breast Symmetry After Your Lumpectomy

If you have breast asymmetry after a lumpectomy, an implant-based reconstruction might not be necessary. At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons have helped countless women restore their shape without breast implants.  1. Fat Grafting Can Fill Mild to Moderate Dents If you have a dented area around …

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Capsular Contracture After Implant Reconstruction

Capsular contracture is the most common problem with implant-based breast reconstruction. Although surgeons employ several preventative strategies, such as thorough health screenings, minimal implant handling, and under-the-muscle placement, capsular contracture still happens. Learn how to recognize this complication and explore your effective treatment options below. What Are the Early Signs of Capsular Contracture? Capsular contracture is …

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Preparing for Corrective Breast Reconstruction Surgery

You already know how important it is to lay the right groundwork for surgery. After all, you have experience getting ready for a mastectomy procedure as well as breast reconstruction. But now that you’re pursuing corrective surgery to address complications or aesthetic imperfections, you might want more information about the specific pre-operative guidelines our surgeons will issue. …

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

The recovery process is an essential part of any surgical procedure. Breast reconstruction is no different. Here are six recovery rules that will promote healing and help things go smoothly: Don’t eat a big meal: It’s best to start with clear liquids. Eat bland foods such as toast and crackers and see how well you tolerate them before resuming your …

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Myths About Breast Reconstruction with Implants

Implants remain the most common method of rebuilding breasts after mastectomy surgery. However, that does not mean they are well-understood by prospective reconstruction patients. Our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons want you to have the information you need. Here, we debunk some of the most common myths about implant-based reconstruction. Myth: Breast Implants Look Unnatural …

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What is the Most Common Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Implant-based procedures dominate the world of breast reconstruction. Implants were used in approximately 75 percent of all breast reconstruction surgeries performed in 2020, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Let’s look at why the implant approach is so widespread  — and what that means for you as a potential patient. …

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