I have been a double board-certified plastic surgeon for over thirty years, and among all the surgeries I perform, my specialty of breast reconstruction is unique for multiple reasons. Unlike patients of other surgeries, each breast reconstruction patient is recovering from or still going through the heartbreaking diagnosis of breast cancer. In addition to the emotional stress it involves, breast reconstruction is also a particularly complex surgery because there are numerous options a woman must choose between—immediate vs. delayed, breast implant vs. natural tissue, etc. To help you gain a better understanding of the decisions you may need to make before breast reconstruction, I have compiled the chart below.
Determining the best breast reconstruction options for you can feel overwhelming at first. However, with over thirty years of experience in performing this surgery, I have developed the expertise to guide you through the process, make recommendations based on your specific needs, and explain the reasoning behind my recommendations. If you’re ready to get started, schedule a breast reconstruction consultation with me, Dr. Franklyn Elliott. Or, for more health tips and the latest plastic surgery news, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.