Breast Reconstruction in Austin
Our surgeons specialize in breast reconstruction in the Austin area. If you need breast reconstruction, please consider our plastic surgeons to take care of your needs. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
Breast reconstruction surgery restores the appearance of breasts that have been surgically removed because of cancer or other diseases. Breast reconstruction can help a woman’s breasts look balanced while wearing a bra, permanently regain breast contour and to give the convenience of not needing an external prosthesis.
Usually 1 to 2 hours. Due to microsurgery required to reconnect blood vessels, flap reconstruction surgeries will take longer.
Loss of normal sensation to the breast, though some feeling may return.
Breast Reconstruction Recovery
It may take about 6 weeks to recover from a combined mastectomy and reconstruction or from a flap reconstruction alone. Most scars fade over time, but can take a few years to lighten.
Bleeding, fluid collection, excessive scar tissue, infection, and problems with anesthesia or the implant can shift or leak, requiring its removal. Using an implant carries a remote risk of infection or capsular contraction, a condition that makes the scar, implant and breast feel hard. Capsular contracture may be treated with additional surgery to remove the scar tissue. With any flap procedure, there is a risk that it may not reattach well to blood vessels, block blood flow and reject the flap.
Permanent. Usually requires follow-up procedures.
To learn more about the breast reconstruction process and to get your questions answered, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons and decide if breast reconstruction in Austin is right for you.
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