Breast Reconstruction Redlands
Many women lose one or both breasts to cancer. Though she has overcome a life-threatening illness, her self-confidence and sense of identity may suffer after mastectomy surgery. Breast reconstruction plastic surgery can help you if you have lost a breast to cancer or another condition. Board certified Redlands plastic surgeon Dr. Rau can create a new breast for you.
You may notice a more shapely silhouette after your breast reconstruction surgery. With the new breast or breasts Dr. Rau creates for you, you’ll feel more confident. Your clothes will fit the way you want them to–you may need to buy some new undergarments and clothing for yourself.
Your Individual Goals
Your goals for your breast reconstruction are important to Dr. Rau. Together you will discuss the possible results of breast reconstruction cosmetic surgery. Then you will agree on which procedures Dr. Rau will perform.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Procedure Details
For your safety and comfort, general anesthesia is used during your breast reconstruction surgery. Because many women do not have enough tissue on their chest wall (especially after having a mastectomy or radiation therapy), Dr. Rau uses tissue expansion or the flap technique to support the saline or silicone breast implant.
Using the flap technique, Dr. Rau takes muscle, or fat and skin, from your abdomen to reconstruct your breast. If you choose, you can use implants instead or in addition to the flap technique. An alternative is to visit Dr. Rau over the course of several months, during which time his tissue expansion technique will stretch your healthy skin enough to cover the silicone or saline breast implant.