Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
A diagnosis of breast cancer is frightening, but the disease is conquerable, both physically and emotionally. Although conquering the disease physically may involve removing one or both breasts, breast reconstruction can help you overcome the emotional consequences of breast cancer. Many women find that breast reconstruction is an essential part of recovery from breast cancer.
At Juva Skin and Laser Center, we work with cancer surgeons throughout Manhattan and can perform your breast reconstruction procedure at the time recommended by your cancer surgeon. To make sure you have the full range of breast reconstruction options, it is best to contact a cosmetic reconstruction surgeon early in your decision-making process.
Immediate Reconstruction with Breast Implants
Depending on the extent of your cancer and the type of surgery being performed, you may be able to receive immediate reconstruction with breast implants. In this procedure, you will awaken from your surgery with fully reconstructed breasts and once you recover you will not need any additional procedures, with the possible exception of nipple reconstruction.
Reconstruction with Tissue Expanders
Sometimes your breast cancer surgery means there is not enough skin or breast tissue to cover breast implants. In this case, tissue expanders will be used. These expanders will gradually increase in size, slowly stretching the skin and encouraging the growth of other tissue that will allow the use of breast implants.
We utilize special tissue expanders that you can control. Within limits we set based on the characteristics of your tissue, you can control the size of your expanders and the rate at which they grow until they reach your desired size. This literally puts control of your postoperative breast size in your hands, so you can keep getting larger until you feel you've reached the size you want. Then we will replace the tissue expanders with permanent breast implants.
If your cancer is advanced at the time of diagnosis or surgery, your doctor may recommend against breast reconstruction until you have completed post-surgery treatment or monitoring. We can also perform delayed breast reconstruction procedures.
Why Choose Juva Skin and Laser Center
At Juva Skin and Laser Center, we are sensitive to your situation and are prepared to listen to you. We can help you work through decisions about your surgery, including whether you should have surgery on one or both breasts, should consider tissue-sparing mastectomies, and other important issues. We have excellent working relationships with many doctors in the area and can even help you assemble your breast cancer surgery team. And our results speak for themselves. Please visit our Before and after gallery to see examples of our breast reconstruction results.
To talk to one of our board-certified doctors about breast reconstruction, please contact us today and schedule a consultation at our office in central Manhattan. Call us at (888) 610-3133.