Exceptional Surgery for Exceptional Cancer Survivors
The surgery that can save a woman’s life can also leave her feeling less than whole. Breast reconstruction at our Los Gatos plastic surgery practice is a sophisticated procedure that can restore balance and symmetry to a woman’s figure after she has undergone a mastectomy. When performed by a plastic surgeon possessed of an advanced level of surgical skill and artistry such as Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian, extraordinarily natural-looking results are possible with breast reconstruction. He takes tremendous joy in helping others through his surgical gifts.
If you or someone you love has undergone mastectomy or has a mastectomy planned, and you would like to learn more about breast reconstruction, please contact Dr. Yenikomshian today to schedule your initial consultation at The Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery.
What is breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a procedure in which a number of advanced surgical techniques are used to reconstruct the breast mound after the loss of a breast due to cancer or another life-threatening disease. Dr. Yenikomshian performs breast reconstruction to help patients regain a sense of symmetry, wholeness, and femininity.
The Breast Reconstruction Procedure
Dr. Yenikomshian performs breast reconstruction surgery at an accredited surgical center in the San Jose area. Because Dr. Yenikomshian tailors the breast reconstruction procedure to each individual patient, the details of the surgery vary from woman to woman. There are two main techniques, however, that the doctor generally uses. He chooses the technique that is best suited to the individual patient’s unique case according to multiple factors.
The two most common breast reconstruction techniques used at The Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery are:
Implant-based Breast Reconstruction
This method of breast reconstruction involves the use of breast implants to restore the appearance of full breasts. First, Dr. Yenikomshian must create a space for the implants. He does this by placing a balloon expander under the skin and chest muscle. Over time, this tissue expander will be inflated so as to gradually make room for the insertion of the breast implant.
Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
For patients who don’t want breast implants, the tram flap method may be a viable alternative method of breast reconstruction. With this technique, the patient’s own tissue is taken from the abdomen and used to form a natural-looking breast mound. Women who have excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal area may be suitable candidates for this procedure.
Learn More about Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction has been performed to fulfill the aesthetic needs of many women who have lost a breast due to cancer or some other disease. Dr. Yenikomshian is accomplished at performing both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, which makes him uniquely qualified to perform breast reconstruction of the highest standard. He is pleased to offer exceptional breast reconstruction to women in the Los Gatos and San Jose area. To learn more about breast reconstruction, contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.