Breast cancer can be a shocking diagnosis, even for a patient who knows she’s genetically predisposed to it. Unfortunately, it’s also just the beginning of a road of difficult decisions regarding your health. Breast reconstruction is often a part of this journey, but fortunately, making the choices about your reconstructive surgery can at least offer you an optimistic opportunity to look forward to having breasts that make you feel confident once again. Still, it’s important to take these decisions seriously, so in the video below, I’ve taken a closer look at an option many breast reconstruction patients have: whether to use a tissue expander or to use a breast implant directly.
Your breast reconstruction procedure should be designed to fit your medical needs and your aesthetic vision—after all, the goal is to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. To discuss your options for breast reconstruction or another plastic or reconstructive surgery, schedule a consultation with me, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest cosmetic surgery news, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.