Going through a mastectomy is a difficult stage for breast cancer patients. Breast cancer patients and survivors must face the physical aspect of the removal of breast tissue and the associated emotional changes that occur post-operation. But there are ways to reclaim your body from breast cancer. At Elite Plastic Surgery in Arizona we offer a variety of breast reconstruction procedures that help patients feel whole again.
With the latest advancements in medical technology, Elite Plastic Surgery’s team can complete a partial or complete rebuilding using synthetic implants, the patient’s own fat, muscle, and tissue, or a combination of these techniques.
Treatments will tailor the unique needs of each patient. The results and the surgical techniques employed will vary case to case. But our team of compassionate nurses and highly trained plastic and reconstructive surgeons will help restore not just patients’ breast tissue but also help them regain self-esteem, their self-image, sensuality, and quality of life.
DIEP Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction
Elite Plastic Surgery in Arizona offers DIEP Flap Surgery to help breast cancer patients restore their appearance. This reconstructive breast surgery procedure is a muscle-sparing type of flap because it only involves removing blood vessels and tissues from the lower abdomen and transferring them to the chest to reconstruct the breast without sacrificing abdominal muscles.
With this procedure, complications associated with breast reconstruction using implants such as implant leakage or position changes can be avoided and the results are also more natural-looking.
This procedure has to be performed by highly skilled surgeons to minimize scarring as it involves multiple incision points. Our doctors at Elite Plastic Surgery are experienced in the DIEP Flap surgical technique and have helped many women achieve the results they desire. Recovery time is around 4 – 6 weeks.
Oncoplastic Reconstruction Saves Healthy Breast Tissue
When a lump or abnormal tissue is removed from a breast, it can disrupt the natural curvature of the bust line. To preserve the bust, Elite Plastic Surgery Arizona’s plastic and reconstructive surgeons can perform oncoplastic lumpectomy reconstruction while saving healthy breast tissue. This procedure has a recovery time of 1-2 weeks.
This procedure is implemented at the same time as a lumpectomy. Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons do not perform lumpectomies, however, they will work closely with your breast surgeon or general surgeon during the tumor removal to reconstruct the defection in the breast.
During oncoplastic lumpectomy reconstruction, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons will rearrange the existing breast tissue to minimize contour abnormalities to provide you with an aesthetically pleasing result. If there is enough tissue to rearrange within the breast, it can be recontoured to have a natural breast shape. The nipple areola complex will also be moved into a centered position. Some patients may require cosmetic surgery performed on the other breast, such as a lift, reduction, or nipple repositioning surgery for symmetry.
Breast Reconstruction in Arizona
Contact Elite Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and to find what options may be the best for you. Elite Plastic Surgery is located in Phoenix, Arizona and serves patients around the area, including Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, Paradise Valley and more.