Reconstructive Breast Surgery on the Treasure Coast
Breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other uncontrollable circumstances. The creation of a new breast can dramatically improve your self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life.
Why You May Consider Breast Reconstruction
A woman who has overcome breast cancer may find herself in a trying position after a mastectomy. Losing a breast due to cancer can leave a woman feeling damaged or broken. By restoring a woman’s breasts with breast reconstruction in Stuart Florida, Dr. Avron is often thanked for giving a women back her self-image and her femininity.
You may consider breast reconstruction if you have lost or endured damage to one or both of your breasts due to breast cancer or serious injury.
A Brief Walkthrough of Your Breast Reconstruction Procedure
Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. You may choose to have it performed along with your mastectomy, or you can wait until you are fully healed from your mastectomy and other cancer treatments.
Dr. Avron has performed numerous breast reconstruction surgeries and specializes in both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction. During your consultation, Dr. Avron will work with you to find which treatment best suits your condition.
Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
Implant-based breast reconstruction in Stuart Florida is the most common method for restoring a feminine silhouette after mastectomy. Excellent results can be expected in healthy patients with non-radiated tissue. This is usually a two-stage procedure that Dr. Avron can perform in an outpatient setting.
Sometimes a mastectomy or radiation therapy will leave insufficient tissue on the chest wall to cover and support a breast implant. In these cases, the use of a breast implant for reconstruction almost always requires either a flap technique or tissue expander. Visit our clinic for mastectomy reconstruction risk-free consultation.
A transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap uses your own muscle, fat, and skin from the abdomen to reconstruct your breast. Dr. Avron believes that this is an excellent choice for women who have the appropriate body type, and desire reconstruction using their own tissue.
Dr. Avron is the only board-certified plastic surgeon on the Treasure Coast who performs the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap method. Due to the complexity of the surgery, few breast centers offer DIEP flap breast reconstruction; however, Dr. Avron and his team have all of the necessary infrastructure to successfully complete this surgery.
With DIEP flap reconstruction, only skin, fat, and blood vessels are removed from your midsection (lower abdomen between the waist and hips). No muscle is removed, which is the main difference between the DIEP flap and the TRAM flap procedure. Some women even experience a bit of a tummy tuck-like benefit from this type of breast reconstruction in Stuart Florida.
If you are ready to take the next step in taking back your body, click the button below to speak with Dr. Avron, an experienced reconstructive breast surgeon in South Florida. Dr Avron is top-rated mastectomy reconstruction doctor serving West Palm Beach and Stuart Florida.