A mastectomy may be needed due to a diagnosis of breast cancer or even if you have a high risk of developing breast cancer in the future. Breast reconstruction is done following a mastectomy and is done to help restore the appearance of the missing breast. If you are planning a mastectomy or have undergone one already, Dr. Biagio Pacifico, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, has options to help rebuild your breasts and restore your self-image.
There is no way to predict how a woman would react to losing a breast. Breast cancer can affect women of any age, relationship status or race. Dr. Pacifico will help you deal with the surgery, as well as the emotional difficulties that come with it.
Reconstructive surgery sometimes requires more than one procedure. Patients have the ability to choose to receive reconstructive surgery at the same time as the mastectomy or wait until the breast(s) have fully healed.
Reconstructive surgery is broken down into two categories: Breast implants, which use silicone or saline breast implants placed beneath the chest muscle, or flap reconstruction surgery. Flap reconstruction removes muscles, fat or skin from another part of the body to reconstruct the breasts. Flap reconstruction has a longer recovery time than breast implants but produces a more natural feel and age of the breast.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances firmness as well as the shape, size and proportions of the breast via implants.
Breast augmentation uses implant materials or fat to resculpt or increase your bust size following events like significant weight loss, pregnancy or other radical body changes. Augmentation will improve the balance of your figure, increase the fullness and projection of your breasts and ultimately improve your self-confidence. It remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States.
There are two common types of implants: Silicone implants and saline implants. Silicone implants are made up of a cohesive gel and saline implants are made from sterile salt water; each has a silicone shell. Both are FDA-approved, and each has their own benefits.
Considering breast implants? Dr. Biagio Pacifico is here to help! Dr. Pacifico is a top graded plastic surgeon with offices in New Jersey, Brooklyn and Staten Island. During your consultation, Dr. Pacifico will discuss why you want implants, what implants you want, what your expectations are and ultimately what your goals are. You will also then decide where and what type of incisions will be made. A general health evaluation will be performed and the necessary measurements for an optimal course of treatment will be noted.
Dr. Pacifico will also discuss your medical history, any current medical conditions and any over-the-counter medications or prescriptions you are taking, as well as any drug allergies and previous medical treatments.
Learn how you can enhance your profile with more natural-looking breasts, or restore lost volume with breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Ready to apply? Have more questions? If you live in Brooklyn, Staten Island, or anywhere else in New York or New Jersey, please call one of our offices, and we will be happy to answer all of your questions and to schedule a consultation today!