Deciding whether to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a deeply personal decision. As a woman who has undergone life-saving breast cancer surgery or who plans to, you may be feeling less feminine and less confident as a result of the changes made to your body. These feelings are common among many women, and our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons are driven by providing breast cancer survivors with life-enhancing breast reconstruction results.
You deserve a compassionate, experienced team guiding you through the complex process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. The plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery partner with Denver-area oncologists, general surgeons and hospitals to provide the quality comprehensive care you need.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams perform advanced reconstructive breast surgery techniques using state-of-the-art methods:
- Autologous tissue flaps. This completely natural breast reconstruction technique allows you to avoid having any foreign objects placed under your skin, a characteristic that many women prefer. In this procedure, our plastic surgeons use a flap of tissue harvested from a certain area of your body to reconstruct your breasts. The DIEP flap is one of the most common and often most effective types of autologous reconstruction.
- Reconstruction with breast implants. Your breasts can be restored with saline or silicone breast implants following cancer surgery, or sometimes at the same time as mastectomy. If your implants are placed after your cancer surgery, then the same incision can be used for the implant-based reconstruction.
- Combined approach. Some women choose to increase the volume of their autologous tissue results. In this combined approach, breast implants are placed within the breast mounds reconstructed with tissue flaps.
After an evaluation and a discussion with you, our plastic surgeons can describe which of these reconstructive techniques are options for you. We want to make sure you have clear, honest and accurate information about your candidacy for various procedures and what you can expect your final results to look like, as well as the risk of complications and what you can expect during your recovery from the procedure.
View photos of both Autologous & Implant-Based Reconstruction in our Before & After Gallery.
Subsequent Stages in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Choosing between autologous, implant-based or a combined breast reconstruction approach is the main part of planning for your reconstruction. There are other techniques that may be recommended for you:
We want you to enjoy your absolute best results. If one of these techniques can enhance your final results, our plastic surgeons may suggest incorporating it. Ultimately, your wishes and your choices about reconstructive surgery are paramount. We want to arm you with the knowledge you need in order to make informed decisions.
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced, compassionate and board-certified plastic surgeons, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4461. We are located in Lone Tree, Colorado, and are proud to serve women from Denver and all of the surrounding areas.