This surgical procedure is an ideal choice for patients who may have lost one or both breasts to breast cancer or an accident. Additionally, breast reconstruction could be right for patients who may have genetic defects that require corrective surgery.
At board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock’s practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Greenbrae, CA, he offers breast reconstruction surgery via tissue expansion with permanent implants. Tissue expansion is a straightforward process that is performed in order to make room for the breast implant. Once a pocket has been created, Dr. Aycock places the breast implant and uses donor muscle, fat, and skin to create the most natural-looking breast possible.
After the breast has been created, Dr. Aycock uses tattooing procedures to recreate the appearance of areolas.
Some women may not be candidates for this type of breast reconstruction procedure, especially if radiation therapy has been performed on the site of the breast cancer. In these cases, fat tissue transference could be the best procedure, which uses the patient’s own fat to recreate breasts, instead of implants.
The best candidates for breast reconstruction are healthy, with no diabetes or obesity; additionally, candidates should be nonsmokers. Candidates should also have relatively small breasts. If the candidate does have a larger breast, it may require a reduction to achieve the final result.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for a breast reconstruction procedure, schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.