Who is a Good Candidate for Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction?

Direct-to-implant reconstruction (DTI) is a streamlined breast reconstruction option immediately following a mastectomy, offering patients immediate results without the need for tissue expanders. A detailed consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, which you will find at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, CO, will help determine if direct-to-implant reconstruction is the best option based on individual circumstances and medical history. Are you a suitable candidate for this procedure? Let’s explore the factors that determine eligibility.

What is Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction?

Direct-to-implant reconstruction (DTI) is a surgical procedure in which breast implants are inserted immediately after a mastectomy, eliminating the need for tissue expanders.

This streamlined approach offers several benefits, including shorter overall treatment time and fewer surgeries.

Who Can Consider Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction?

You might be a good candidate for DTI if:

  • You have sufficient skin and soft tissue coverage: DTI requires adequate skin and tissue to accommodate the breast implant without causing complications.
  • You’re in good overall health: As with any surgical procedure, good general health is essential for optimal outcomes and reduced risk of complications.
  • You have realistic expectations: Understanding the limitations and potential outcomes of DTI is important for a satisfactory experience. Your surgeon can help you set realistic expectations during the consultation.

Factors That May Influence Candidacy

Several factors can influence your suitability for DTI, including:

  • Breast size and shape: DTI may be more suitable for women with smaller-sized breasts and relatively good breast shape.
  • Cancer treatment plan: Your oncologist and surgeon will consider your cancer treatment plan, including the need for radiation therapy, which may affect the timing and approach to breast reconstruction.
  • Personal preferences: Your preferences regarding breast size, shape, and appearance play a significant role in determining the most suitable reconstruction option for you.

Benefits of Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction

Choosing direct-to-implant breast reconstruction offers several benefits:

  • Single Surgery: Since the implant is placed immediately after a mastectomy, patients can avoid the inconvenience and recovery time associated with multiple surgeries.
  • Immediate Results: Patients can wake up from mastectomy surgery with a reconstructed breast mound, which can provide emotional comfort during the recovery process.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Direct-to-implant reconstruction typically requires less time for complete breast reconstruction compared to other methods, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner.

Schedule a Consultation in Lone Tree, CO

If you’re considering breast reconstruction, meet with a skilled plastic surgeon at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree. Contact us today at 303-706-1100 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward restoring your confidence and well-being.

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