Breast Reconstruction in Nevada
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Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be unnerving, but we want you to know you are not alone. Dr. Brandon Reynolds and Dr. Marvin Spann, along with our compassionate and caring staff, are here to guide you through your Breast Reconstruction journey.
Following a mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction can provide not only physical, but psychological, social, emotional, and functional improvements. Patients who choose Breast Reconstruction are presented with complex decisions, including the type and timing of reconstruction. We are here to help you make an informed decision and ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Rest assured, you are in excellent hands!
The benefits of Breast Reconstruction have been heavily researched for many years. The quality-of-life improvements and psychological benefits associated with Breast Reconstruction are so positive, that they served as a catalyst for the 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. This act mandates insurance coverage for breast and nipple reconstruction, contralateral procedures to achieve symmetry, and treatment long after a mastectomy.
Breast Reconstruction is a plastic surgery procedure in which the shape of the breast is rebuilt. During your consultation for Breast Reconstruction, either Dr. Brandon Reynolds or Dr.Marvin Spann will carefully examine your breasts and discuss your reconstruction options.
Some women opt for immediate reconstruction in the same setting as the mastectomy if possible; others determine that a delayed reconstruction is the right choice for them, while other women choose to have no reconstruction.
Breast Reconstruction surgery recreates the missing breast(s) after a mastectomy. While it is our goal to determine your desired outcome and ensure that you understand all of the options available to you, Dr. Brandon Reynolds or Dr. Marvin Spann will also determine the most safe and effective approach for your Breast Reconstruction.
There are three types of Breast Reconstruction surgeries:
- Tissue Expander to Implant Based Reconstruction. Immediately following the mastectomy, tissue expanders are placed under the skin. Tissue expanders function to stretch the skin to make room for the implants. Saline is added to the tissue expanders over time until the desired breast size is achieved, then a second surgery is performed to remove the tissue expanders and place the permanent breast implants.
- Implant Based Reconstruction. In select cases, immediately following the mastectomy, breast implants may be placed under the skin and muscle to provide the appearance of a breast.
- Flap Based Reconstruction. In some situations, patients may not have adequate chest skin to cover an implant, in which case, flap based reconstruction may be their best option. Flap Based Reconstruction relocates muscle, skin or fat from another part of the body to the chest to recreate the appearance of a breast.
We are sure you have many remaining questions about Breast Reconstruction surgery, and we are here to answer them. Simply contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We are here for you.