Breast Reconstruction in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Stephanie Teotia
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is undoubtedly one of the most difficult prognosis any woman could ever endure. Many women find it challenging to maintain a positive body-image after having a mastectomy or similar treatment. However, partnering with a female plastic surgeon who will listen to you, show compassion, and keep your best interests at heart can be a good place to start.
Dr. Stephanie Teotia is a board-certified female plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in Dallas, TX. Dr. Teotia is renowned for providing natural-looking breast reconstruction results to breast cancer patients. If you are seeking a breast reconstruction surgeon in Dallas who is recognized for outstanding results, care, compassion, and service, then Dr. Teotia is likely the right choice.
You can learn more about breast reconstruction in Dallas, TX, by continuing to read this article. You can also contact Dr. Stephanie Teotia and her all-female team by calling (214) 823-9652 or filling out our online form today.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction aims to restore the breasts to the patient’s desired shape, size, and symmetry. Breast reconstruction surgery falls into two general categories:
There are many specialized techniques for breast reconstruction surgery. The type of reconstruction surgery that is best for each patient primarily depends on their specific circumstances. To choose the right method, patients must consider several factors, including:
- The type of mastectomy
- Patient body type
- Desired body goals
- The type of cancer treatments
Reconstruction is a highly personal and individualized process that requires extensive consultation with Dr. Teotia.
What are the Benefits of Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
Breast reconstruction helps to restore both physical and emotional balance after the surgical treatment of breast cancer.
When performed by a highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Teotia, breast reconstruction can:
- Return balance and proportion to a woman’s body
- Help your breasts look natural under clothing or a bathing suit
- Help you avoid the need for using a form (external prosthesis) inside your bra
- Revive a woman’s sense of confidence
Why Choose Dr. Teotia as My Breast Reconstruction Surgeon?
Choosing Dr. Teotia means entering into a partnership with a surgeon who truly cares about her patients. Her extensive training in plastic surgery makes her comfortable taking care of both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery patients. Dr. Teotia’s patients have praised her excellent service and results, which you can see for yourself by visiting her reviews page. You can also learn more about Dr. Teotia’s background, training, and philosophy by viewing her about page.
Let's Start a Partnership!
Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.
What Happens Before, During, and After a Breast Reconstruction Surgery?
There are some general things that you can expect before, during, and after your breast reconstruction surgery:
You will begin the process by meeting with Dr. Teotia for a thorough consultation. Here, she will listen to your concerns, learn your goals, and then work closely with you to develop a surgical plan. You will be involved and have a say in every step of the process.
Dr. Teotia may ask you to get lab testing or a medical evaluation before surgery. You will also be required to:
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and any other drugs or supplements that can increase bleeding
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
You will be given a list of specific pre-operative instructions after meeting with Dr. Teotia.
Breast reconstruction surgery takes place under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. On the day of surgery, you will arrive and check in at the surgical facility. You will then meet with Dr. Teotia and the anesthesia provider. Once you are safely sedated, you will be taken back for surgery. Dr. Teotia will have a unique surgical plan for you, but you can expect the following to occur:
First, Dr. Teotia will carefully mark the incision sites and carefully make incisions in the best area.
Dr. Teotia will perform the surgery in accordance with the plan that you and she agreed upon. She is a master plastic surgeon and will conduct the surgery with optimal precision and techniques.
Once the surgery has been performed to the best of her ability, Dr. Teotia will close your incisions. Dr. Teotia and her team will then dress your wounds and prepare you for recovery.
After completing the surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room. You will be monitored closely until you are awake. You can return home the same day of the surgery, but will need the help of a friend or family member. More extensive procedures require a one night at the facility.
Most women experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort immediately after their breast reconstruction. If a flap reconstruction was used, you might have discomfort in the donor site as well. You will notice a change in the appearance of your breasts immediately after surgery. As healing progresses over the coming weeks and months, your final results will be revealed.
Schedule Your Dallas Breast Reconstruction Consultation Today
Dr. Teotia is renowned in the Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, and greater Dallas area because of her excellent results and patient-first approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Teotia and her friendly, all-female team invite you to call (214) 823-9652 to schedule your breast reconstruction consultation today.