Breast reconstruction is a procedure or combination of procedures that can be performed to rebuild the bust line of mastectomy patients. For these patients, the removal of one or both breasts to treat cancer can be a traumatic experience. A reconstruction procedure can provide a variety of physical and psychological benefits, including:
- Improved breast contouring and symmetry – A mastectomy drastically alters a women’s bust line. Breast reconstructive surgery involving tissue expansion, skin flap transfer, and/or implant placement can recreate feminine contours and produce a more uniform breast size and shape.
- Improved body image and self esteem – A breast cancer diagnosis alone can present myriad psychological challenges for a woman, and undergoing mastectomy can compound those challenges. For many women, breast reconstruction allows them to regain their feminine curves and improve self-confidence.
The patient can also benefit greatly from having a single, highly skilled surgeon perform her mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedure. This not only simplifies the often difficult and confusing task of coordinating the oncologic team and plastic surgeon, but also allows the patient to enjoy a level of personalized care that may not be experienced with two separate surgeons.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery was trained extensively in both oncologic breast surgery and plastic surgery, and has been a single source of information for patients seeking mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, and all other communities in Florida for decades. He was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the Consumer Research Council, and has performed many mastectomy and reconstruction procedures.
Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 877-873-7522 for more information.