Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Dallas, TX

Breast Reconstruction - Dr. Teotia, Dallas, TX

Breast cancer is a devastating disease affecting millions of women worldwide. A mastectomy is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer and involves the surgical removal of one or both breasts. For many women who undergo a mastectomy, breast reconstruction can be a central part of the healing process.

What Is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore a woman’s breast shape, size, and appearance. Dr. Stephanie Teotia, a leading female plastic surgeon, can perform this surgery using various techniques, including tissue expansion, implant-based reconstruction, and autologous tissue reconstruction.

Tissue Expansion

Tissue expansion involves placing a temporary device under the skin and gradually filling it with saline over time. This process stretches the skin and tissue, creating space for a permanent implant or autologous tissue reconstruction.

Implant-Based Reconstruction

Implant-based reconstruction is a leading approach that uses silicone or saline implants to recreate the breasts. Dr. Teotia can place your implants either above or below your chest muscles. You can get this surgery immediately after your mastectomy or wait until later.

Autologous Tissue Reconstruction

Autologous tissue reconstruction uses your tissue, typically taken from your abdomen or back, to reconstruct your breasts. This technique can provide a more natural look and feel, but it is a more complex procedure that may require a longer recovery time.

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The best breast reconstruction approach for you depends on your specific circumstances, including your anatomy, aesthetic goals, and the type of mastectomy and cancer treatments you’ve undergone. Regardless of the technique used, this surgery can provide many emotional benefits for women who have undergone a mastectomy, restoring their self-confidence and sense of femininity.

Not all women are ideal candidates for breast reconstruction, and some may choose not to undergo the procedure for personal or medical reasons. However, if you are considering this surgery, talk with your health provider to see if it is the right choice.

Breast reconstruction is a highly personal and individualized decision that requires extensive consultation with an expert like Dr. Teotia. She believes in forming genuine partnerships with her patients at every phase of their aesthetic journey, and trust and communication are two essential ways to achieve that. To learn more about working with a breast specialist who sincerely has your best interests at heart, schedule your consultation today.