Staten Island, NY Breast Reconstruction

Staten Island, NY Breast Reconstruction

Many women seek the compassionate care at Blaine Plastic Surgery in Staten Island for breast reconstruction. After a women has had a mastectomy, a procedure where all or part of the breast is removed, she may be left feeling self-conscious about her appearance. We are sensitive to this, and provide the utmost care for patients seeking reconstructive surgery to achieve a look they feel confident with.

Staten Island Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction patients have three options for their procedure:

  • Saline Breast Implant: Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They’re inserted empty, and then filled once they’re in place.
  • Silicone Breast Implant: Silicone implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel. These implants mimic the consistency of human fat; therefore appear more “natural” in appearance.

Both implant options are healthy and have similar results, it is up to preference of the individual patient. Both are less able to mimic the look and feel of a natural breast, and patients are most likely to lose some sensation in the breast. The surgery is generally less extensive then the below option, and recovery typically takes 3-4 weeks. Implants will need to be replaced within a lifetime.

  • Natural Tissue Flap: This reconstruction option uses your own body’s skin, fat, and sometimes muscle, to mold the breast.

This method is more effective in achieving a natural look and feel to the breast. A natural tissue flap will never need to be replaced, however the recovery time is 4-6 weeks. With both methods, there are risks of complications.

Only have one breast affected from a mastectomy? The surgeons at Blaine Plastic Surgery in Staten Island are skilled in achieving a symmetrical look to your existing breast through breast reconstruction.

Not sure if a breast reconstruction procedure is right for you? Our compassionate staff is here to help you make the right decisions, even if that means no reconstructive surgery. We pride ourselves on providing realistic information on what patients should expect from reconstructive breast surgery, and are here to answer absolutely any questions you may have about before the procedure, during, and recovery.

Contact us today to learn about breast reconstruction surgery in Staten Island. We look forward to working with you to achieve your desired results following a mastectomy.

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