What Is Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction

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Posted: October 30, 2022
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sexy brunette woman wearing beautiful underwearWomen going through cancer are already suffering, so finding out that you need a mastectomy to remove the entire tumor will be troubling. The good news is, however, that breast reconstruction and enhancement surgery have come a long way. Some women will be eligible for a direct to implant breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. 

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is the process of re-forming the breast using the remaining healthy tissue. It’s a surgery done after a mastectomy to make the woman’s breasts look round and evenly formed. Breast reconstruction is the perfect solution to deformed breasts resulting from surgery. The procedure allows the woman to feel confident in herself, even after a mastectomy. 

Implant Based Reconstruction

Direct to implant breast reconstruction is a form of reconstruction that follows a mastectomy. In typical breast implant surgeries, the breast tissue is stretched using a tissue expander. This stretching allows the breast to form proper shape and make space for the breast implants. The process is ideal for patients that want a larger cup size or better-shaped breasts. 

A woman undergoing mastectomy surgery for her health doesn’t always want that type of breast implant. Sometimes, a quick and easier procedure is more desirable when choosing the best type of breast reconstruction. In this case, implant-based reconstruction is a better alternative. 

Ideal candidates for breast reconstruction with implants include:

  • Women with smaller breasts
  • Women who don’t want larger breasts
  • Breast cancer patients receiving a mastectomy

One benefit of implant-based reconstruction is that it takes less time to complete, and only one surgery is needed. This fact means that the woman can simply get the breast reconstruction done as soon as the mastectomy is complete. Implant-based reconstruction also allows for a quicker recovery time. 

Trust the Professionals at The Breast Center

If you’re struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis, you aren’t alone. Contact us at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation today. We’re happy to help you find the best options for care and can determine whether or not implant-based breast reconstruction is right for you. Our office assists the Denver and Lone Tree areas in Colorado.