Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can be an important part of a women’s recovery from breast cancer. Breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy can be safely performed, and in studies has not hidden breast cancer recurrences. When deciding on reconstruction there are several different options, all of which have pros and cons. Sometimes the treatment of the breast cancer impacts the type of reconstruction offered. Breast reconstruction with implants. This can be performed if radiation treatment is not necessary. Radiation induces changes to the skin that make the skin less able to stretch. When doing this type of reconstruction an expander is placed at the time of surgery. This allows less skin to be removed, and the expander helps to fill the void until the final breast volume has been achieved. The expander is gradually filled starting 2-3 weeks after surgery. It is slowly filled the office through a port in the expander with a needle. When the expander is the correct volume, 2-3 weeks elapse then the expander is removed and the permanent implant is placed. Although there are two procedures involved the procedures do not take as much time to recover, and people can continue their lives around reconstruction. If implants cannot be used because of radiation, or if there are problems with the implants then other methods can be used. Implants can develop capsular contracture which makes the implants feel hard. This occured about 18% in the silicone breast implant study.

Breast Reconstruction with your own tissue.

A flap of skin and fat can be taken from the abdomen and used to reconstruct the breast. This gives the breast a soft natural feel. The area of tissue is either left attached to  one of the abdominal muscles, or totally detached and reconnected back on the chest. The benefits include a tummy tuck and a soft breast reconstruction without an implant. This procedure may not be possible if a women is very thin. Previous abdominal surgeries may not make this possible.This is a big operation and takes 10-12 weeks to recover, mainly because of the abdominal donor site.This is not a good operation for smokers because there can be difficulty with healing the site where the flap was taken. Tissue can be taken from the back and rotated around to the front. This is a latissimus flap. The bulk of the flap is usually not enough to make a large breast, and an implant may be needed for the desired volume.

Available Treatments

  • Inframammary Fold Incision
  • Nipple Sparing
  • Tram Abdominal Flap

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Locations with this service

Zephyrhills 
38162 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
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Weston 
2625 Executive Park Dr, Suite 7
Weston, FL 33331
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Venice Health Park 
1295 Jacaranda Blvd.
Venice, FL 34292
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Tampa Palms 
15310 Amberly Dr, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33647
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Sun City Center 
4002 Sun City Center Blvd, Unit 102
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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St. Petersburg 
2299 9th Avenue N #1D
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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Pembroke Pines 
603 N Flamingo Rd, Suite 350
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Parrish 
9015 US-301
Parrish, FL 34219
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North Port – Commons 
14840 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
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North Port – Bobcat Village 
2481 Bobcat Village Center Rd, Suite 101
North Port, FL 34288
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Naples – North 
1015 Crosspointe Dr.
Naples, FL 34110
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Naples – Health Park 
11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 2280
Naples, FL 34110
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Naples – Downtown 
261 9th St S
Naples, FL 34102
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Naples – Colonial Square 
1108 Goodlette-Frank Rd. N.
Naples, FL 34102
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Naples – Central 
9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way Suite 100
Naples, FL 34109
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Mercy Professional Suite 6008 
3659 S Miami Ave, Suite 6008
Miami, FL 33133
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Mercy Professional Suite 6006 (Formerly Suite 102) 
3659 S Miami Ave, Suite 6006
Miami, FL 33133
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Marco Island 
950 N Collier Blvd, Suite 303
Marco Island, FL 34145
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Lakewood Ranch 
8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, #260
Bradenton, FL 34202
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Fort Myers – West 
9400 Gladiolus Dr, Suite 320
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – South 
7331 Gladiolus Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Fort Myers – Metro 105 
14131 Metropolis Ave, Suite 105
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Fort Myers – The Forum 
3268 Forum Blvd. Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Estero 
19527 Highland Oaks Dr, Suite 201
Estero, FL 33928
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Englewood 
406 N Indiana Ave
Englewood, FL 34223
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Delray Beach 
15300 Jog Rd, Suite 202
Delray Beach, FL 33446
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Deerfield Beach 
1880 W Hillsboro Blvd, Suite A
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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Clearwater 
1122 Druid Rd
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Cape Coral – Surfside 
2366 Surfside Blvd Suite C111
Cape Coral, FL 33991
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Cape Coral 
413 Del Prado Blvd S, Suite 101
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Bonita Springs 
25987 S Tamiami Trail, Unit 90
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Boca Raton 
2499 Glades Road, Suite 310
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Bay Harbor Islands 
1111 Kane Concourse, Suite 100
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
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