From Dr. William Palin
All of the various cosmetic surgeries available do end up improving people’s lives in remarkable ways. Breast reconstruction surgery, however, is one of the most significant in this regard. Women who have had to have a mastectomy because of breast cancer or another condition oftentimes seek out breast reconstruction as a way to get their body back.
Surgical techniques have become so advanced that, in some cases, breast reconstruction can be done right after a mastectomy is completed. In such instances, because the woman undergoing the surgery is anesthetized, the patient never actually sees their body without a breast. This can be tremendously psychologically comforting and can eliminate one of the most traumatic parts of going through a mastectomy.
The skill level of a plastic surgeon has been always important in determining whether or not they are suited to performing a particular surgery. There are few surgeries where this is as much the case as it is with rest reconstruction. This is a very complex procedure and it takes a very skilled surgeon with a very sensitive aesthetic sensibility to perform this procedure with not only acceptable results, but with excellent results. Dr. Palin is such a surgeon.
|A tissue expander is inserted following the mastectomy to prepare for reconstruction.||The expander is gradually filled with saline through an integrated or separate tube to stretch the skin enough to accept an implant beneath the chest muscle.||After surgery, the breast mound is restored. Scars are permanent, but will fade with time. The nipple and areola are reconstructed at a later date.|
Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure that is not only complex, but that is very much tailored to the individual undergoing it. Dr. Palin will have to consult with you, assess your individual situation and determine with you the best course of action to take. To fully understand the surgery, you must sit down with Dr. Palin and discuss your own situation so that you know exactly what it means to you and how it needs to be carried out.
Of all of the surgeries that cosmetic surgeons perform, this is, by far, one of the most rewarding and one that has the most meaningful impacts on the life of the people who go through it.