Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams understand that breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is not always about cosmetic considerations. Instead, sometimes it’s a matter of restoring your feelings of femininity and wholeness after the trauma of the entire mastectomy process.
That’s why we’re committed to providing you with a breast reconstruction experience that is as simple as possible and restores that feeling of wholeness as quickly as possible. With the innovative Direct-to-Implant (or single-stage) breast reconstruction procedure, we can make the process even more comfortable.
Please view our Before & After Gallery to see photos of patients who were excellent candidates for this procedure. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and you want to learn more about your breast reconstruction options, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery today at 720-457-4461.
Candidates for One-Stage Breast Reconstruction in Denver
In a traditional implant-based breast reconstruction, a surgeon will place a tissue expander beneath the chest wall after the mastectomy. Our plastic surgeon then periodically fills the expander with saline, thus stretching the tissue in the area and making it ready for breast implants.
However, some women can skip the tissue expanding process entirely and receive breast implants immediately after their mastectomy.
Women who are an ideal candidate for a direct-to-implant breast reconstruction:
- Usually have smaller breasts, as the tissue does not need to be expanded
- Does not have a history of radiation to the breast or chest wall
- Is undergoing a prophylactic mastectomy
If you are undergoing a mastectomy because of a tumor, the characteristics of the tumor also play a role in determining if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How a One-Stage Breast Reconstruction Procedure Works
In a direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, a general surgeon will perform your mastectomy. Once that is complete, our plastic surgeon will step in and place an implant to create two breast mounds.
We can often perform a one-stage implant-based breast reconstruction with a nipple-sparing mastectomy. If that’s the case, you’re finished with the entire process and will need no more procedures, provided you don’t want fat grafting for subtle breast shaping later.
If we don’t perform a nipple-sparing mastectomy the only procedures you will need after your breast reconstruction are the nipple reconstruction and areola pigmentation procedures.
With the one-stage, direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, we can spare you from weeks of difficult and often uncomfortable tissue expanding procedures. You can achieve your post-mastectomy breast reconstruction goals immediately.
We serve breast reconstruction patients from the Denver, Colorado area and from around the country. Please contact The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery online or call 720-457-4461 today to schedule your preliminary consultation.