Breast reconstruction is a procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other disease. Reconstruction of a breast that has been partially or completely removed is possible through a combination of plastic surgery techniques that not only creates a new breast but also can dramatically improve a woman's self-image, self-confidence and quality of life. The results of breast reconstruction can be relatively natural in appearance and feel, however a reconstructed breast will never look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.
Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages and techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following a mastectomy.
- Flap techniques that reposition a woman's own muscle, fat and skin to create or cover the breast mound.
- Tissue expansion that stretches healthy skin to provide coverage for breast implant.
- Surgical placement of a breast implant to create a breast mound.
- Grafting and other specialized techniques, such as nipple tattooing, to create a nipple and areola.
A consultation with Dr. Marble is the first step to learn how breast reconstruction can restore your breast's appearance.
"Dr. Marble and her staff are wonderful. I had a double mastectomy due to breast Cancer diagnosis. My Breast reconstruction included fat grafting and I am more than please with the results. She took time with me from the very beginning to learn what my expectations were and has exceeded every one of them. Dr. Marble's staff is very knowledgable and it is a pleasure to see them in the office. We are fortunate to have this practice in the Seacoast Region".
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