February 04, 2014

Many women who want to restore their breasts after mastectomy are good candidates for a reconstruction procedure. The only way to know if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction is to meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in a consultation. To schedule a consult, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 720-457-4461.

You may be a good candidate for breast reconstruction if:

You have a desire to restore the appearance of feminine breasts. You have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. You are willing to meet with one of our breast surgeons to discuss your... Read More
January 08, 2014

Breast implants are one technique used to reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy. In implant-based reconstruction, either saline or silicone breast implants can be used to reform the breast and create a feminine figure.

Some of the primary benefits of saline breast implants are:

Customizable volume that is filled by the surgeon once the implant is placed Optimal breast projection for enhanced cleavage Tend to have a slightly firmer feel than silicone implants

Silicone implants have many advantages as well, such as:

Most natural look and feel Less risk of implant wrinkling and rippling

Both types of implants have...

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January 08, 2014

Autologous breast reconstruction involves using your own tissue to reconstruct breasts after the mastectomy (breast cancer surgery). This type of breast reconstruction uses a flap of your skin, fat and sometimes muscle to rebuild the mound of the breast. There are several different flap techniques that may be used, including:

DIEP flap Latissimus flap TRAM flap SGAP flap

When our experienced breast reconstruction surgeons move the flap from one area of your body to your breast, the flap's blood supply must be maintained as well. There are two ways this can be performed: a pedicled or a free flap. A pedicled flap's blood supply is...

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November 27, 2013

After mastectomy, you may be considering breast reconstruction. You can even plan for breast reconstruction prior to mastectomy surgery, if you haven't yet undergone the procedure. Choosing whether to reconstruct your breasts is a very personal decision. Some women decide they will feel more feminine and confident if they pursue breast reconstruction.

After mastectomy, the methods that can be used to restore the breasts are:

Implant-based breast reconstruction: Breast reconstruction using saline or silicone breast implants.

Autologous breast reconstruction: Breast reconstruction using a flap of your own skin and...

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November 23, 2013

DIEP stands for "deep inferior epigastric perforator," and it refers to some of the blood vessels located in your abdomen. Using a DIEP flap, our experienced breast surgeons can reconstruct breasts after mastectomy. The DIEP flap is a flap of your skin and fat attached to these blood vessels that is taken from the abdomen and then the whole flap is moved to your chest to recreate the breast mound.

Only a very limited number of plastic surgeons are qualified to perform the DIEP procedure. It's highly technical and requires great skill. Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery is proud to have both Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher...

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