Breast reconstruction is an art, just as plastic surgery is when used for cosmetic purposes. Many types of breast reconstruction procedures have been developed & each one unique, yet effective for all types of patients who must undergo reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
Tissue Expanders are another form of reconstructive surgery, designed to simulate breast re-growth. Instead of using other parts of the body as donor areas to rebuild the breast mound, balloon-type pouches are inserted below the breast tissue and slowly inflated, expanding the breast area. The expander is inflated every 3 weeks or so, until the patient is ready to undergo surgery, at which point an actual implant is inserted. There are a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from.
After the desired size is achieved, a minor surgery is performed to insert the actual implant. The nipple can be added thereafter.
If you are interested in learning more about Tissue Expanders in the Bronx area, we welcome your call at (718) 405-7500. We are experts in all breast restoration procedures. Come see us and let us together decide which is your best option.