The loss of a breast, whether due to cancer or other diseases, is traumatizing both physically and emotionally. Instead of wearing a prosthesis, which can feel awkward and unnatural, many women choose to have breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction can rebuild not only the contour of the breast, but the nipple and areola as well. The desired result is a natural looking breast that can help to restore a woman’s appearance as well as her body image and self esteem.
The surgeons at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona use a variety of different techniques for breast reconstruction including the tissue expander/implant technique, the latissimus dorsi flap plus implant technique, and the TRAM flap technique. Each has its pros and cons, and all options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation to determine which technique is best suited to you, your body, and your needs.
Depending on circumstances, breast reconstruction surgery is performed either at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our privately owned, fully licensed, certified, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff, or at Flagstaff Medical Center. Recovery time for breast reconstruction varies, and is dependent on the technique used. In general, drainage tubes are placed in the incision for five to seven days after surgery, stitches are usually removed within ten to fourteen days, and most patients are driving and back to work within two weeks.
To learn more about breast reconstruction surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a Breast Reconstruction surgery consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.
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Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA) is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical care to all the residents of northern Arizona. With a main office in Flagstaff and satellite offices in Sedona, Cottonwood, the Village of Oak Creek, Kingman, Payson, Page, Lakeside, and Prescott, PSNA offers its patients the convenience of a wide variety of procedures as well as locations.
Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and all are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All three doctors perform everything from facelifts and Mommy Makeovers to breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and skin cancer reconstruction, to endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers.
In addition to being Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all hand surgery specialists, treating everything from hand trauma to arthritis and other hand dysfunction, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.