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Miami Breast Reconstruction

Have you had a bad experience and want to reverse the situation? At Plastic Surgery Boutique we are at the service of our clients and we put all our experience at their disposal to solve any type of difficulty.

We invite you to contact our team and resolve any questions you have in mind, so that together we can find a suitable solution for your personal situation.


What is a Miami Breast Reconstruction?

Miami Breast Reconstruction involves the use of various surgical techniques to reconstruct and restructure the breast or breasts to their natural size, shape and aesthetics. Surgeons use natural and/or prosthetic materials to construct a normal-looking breast for their patients. The surgery itself is complex and may involve multiple procedures. Sometimes surgeries go on for weeks, months, or even years.


Reasons to do a Miami Breast Reconstruction

The main reason for performing this procedure is in response to a mastectomy for breast cancer. For many patients, reconstruction surgery can be done immediately after a mastectomy. Some patients need additional treatment for breast cancer, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Also, your immune system may be so compromised that reconstruction surgery is not possible right after your mastectomy.


Preparation for Breast Reconstruction Miami

There are some indications for the preparation of a Miami Breast Reconstruction, which may vary according to the requirements of each case. General issues include lab tests or a medical evaluation and taking certain medications or adjusting your current medications. It is also important for the patient to stop smoking and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and herbal supplements, as these can increase bleeding.

Breast reconstruction surgery is typically performed in a hospital setting, may include a short hospital stay, and will likely use general anesthesia. Some follow-up procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis and local anesthesia with sedation may be used.


How is Breast Reconstruction?

There are numerous ways to reconstruct the breasts after cancer or trauma. Although reconstruction is performed in a single phase whenever possible, there are other techniques that may be necessary. Therefore, it is difficult to estimate a time or detail the characteristics of the operation, since they depend largely on the patient and the case. To find out what kind of procedures can be applied in your particular case, do not hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Anne-Sophie Lessard.


What to expect during recovery from Breast Reconstruction

Patients who undergo implant-based Miami Breast Reconstruction tend to heal faster than patients with flap-based reconstructions. Both take three to six weeks to recover and require additional surgeries to rebuild the areola and nipple areas. Recipients of these procedures should avoid sports, overhead lifting, and sexual activity during the recovery period. Light cardiovascular exercises, such as treadmill, walking, or cycling, are approved for rehabilitation after surgery and for weight management. Most patients return to their normal activity levels after surgery.

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Am I a good candidate for Miami Breast Reconstruction?

In general, this type of procedure is applied in cases where there has previously been a deterioration or forced reduction of the breasts for medical reasons. It is very commonly applied in cases of breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Also in women who have suffered a traumatic injury or have birth defects in the chest area. If you are one of these cases, you are probably a good candidate for Miami Breast Reconstruction.


Breast Reconstruction: risks and precautions

The risks and precautions of this procedure are not too different from those of any implant placement. It is important to consider the patient’s health before performing surgery. As in any operation, there are certain risks of allergy to anesthesia, poor healing, bruising or bleeding.


Breast Reconstruction: techniques

When it is possible a one-stage rebuild is always recommended. This allows the mastectomy and reconstruction to be performed during a single procedure, reducing recovery time.

In case this is not possible, there are several techniques to achieve a successful Miami Breast Reconstruction. One of them is by means of an expander, which will stretch the skin until the opening necessary for the placement of the implant is achieved. In these cases, a silicone implant is used to give shape and size to the breasts.

Another possible technique is through the use of the body’s own flaps. Latissimus dorsi muscle tissue and skin can be transferred to the breast from an area of ​​the back. In other cases, fat, skin, and blood vessels are cut from the wall of the lower abdomen. Finally, it is also possible to use the fat, skin and blood vessels from the upper part of the buttocks/hip to reconstruct the breasts.


Frequently asked questions about Breast Reconstruction

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from patients and clients before an Breast Reconstruction.

If possible, it is recommended. But not in all cases it is possible, since subsequent treatments may be required for the treatment of breast cancer.

Initially, reconstructive breast surgery can be painful, but it is manageable in the postoperative period with medication.

The most common health risks of Miami Breast Reconstruction are pain and tightness, thick scarring around the implant, implant infection, possible need for an implant change throughout your life.

Miami Breast Reconstruction is considered permanent results. By involving the placement of implants, whether artificial or natural, the results obtained will last in a lasting way.

As this treatment is very variable according to the needs of each patient, it is difficult to estimate a price before evaluating the case. Several sessions are likely to be required over the months, so everything should be considered from a diagnosis of the patient. For more information, make a consultation with Dr. Sophie, who will be able to answer all her questions about it.

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