After a mastectomy, many women feel a deep loss. Breast reconstruction in Westchester with Dr. Reinblatt can alleviate some of these feelings, and restore your sense of wholeness and femininity after fighting cancer.
Visible lines will be present on the breasts, but they will fade with time
Reconstructed breasts won't have the same sensation as your original breasts
If only one breast is being reconstructed, Dr. Reinblatt will ensure that it looks like the opposite side
It is estimated that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Many women choose to have reconstruction at the same time as their mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. As soon as the breast is removed, Dr. Reinblatt will step in to reconstruct your chest.
It is also possible to have your reconstruction months or years after your first surgery. This is known as delayed or secondary reconstruction. This may be appropriate if your cancer treatment involves radiation and chemotherapy. These treatments can affect the size, color, texture and appearance of your reconstructed breast, so you will likely want to wait until they are complete.
Dr. Reinblatt also sees Westchester patients who are unhappy with the results of their first breast reconstruction with another surgeon. In these cases, common complaints include:
Poorly positioned implants
If this occurs, Dr. Reinblatt will perform a revision reconstruction. She will identify the precise changes that need to be made to address your complaints and create the chest you want and deserve.
With Dr. Reinblatt, you have three main options in terms of breast reconstruction surgeries: tissue expanders, flap reconstruction and fat grafting:
With this approach, tissue expanders are placed beneath the skin and Dr. Reinblatt will add saline to the expanders once a week to stretch the area. Once the skin is sufficiently stretched, Dr. Reinblatt will perform a two-stage procedure to remove the expander and replace it with a permanent breast implant.
Flap reconstruction involves taking muscle, tissue, skin and fat from another area of the body and using these elements to construct a new breast mound. The donor site can be the abdomen, back, buttock or thigh, and the incisions will be well-concealed along the bra line. If necessary, a breast implant can be placed underneath the flap.
Also known as a fat transfer, fat grafting is a new reconstruction technique that's popular among many of Dr. Reinblatt's Westchester patients. It involves removing fat from the thighs, belly or butt via liposuction. From there, Dr. Reinblatt will process and re-inject the fat into the breasts to create a new chest.
Do not sleep on your side or stomach for the first week
Take your pain medication and antibiotics as directed
You can expect bruising and swelling for up to eight weeks
It can take a year or longer for the area to fully heal and for your scars to fade
Avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks
For many women, reconstruction is a way of reclaiming their bodies after fighting breast cancer. Contact Dr. Reinblatt's office today to schedule a consultation for one of the best surgeries of breast reconstruction Westchester has to offer.Schedule
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