After breast cancer and a mastectomy, there are plastic and cosmetic surgery options for reconstructing the breast back to a more normal appearance. There are several surgical methods to achieve a newly shaped breast, including use of a breast implant, the patient’s own tissue, or a combination of the two.
Dr. Fredric Barr is a board certified plastic surgeon at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida. He offers breast reconstruction solutions for women who have had a mastectomy. Using saline or silicone breast implants, Dr. Barr can reshape the breast to its normal contour. The patient’s own tissue, either a “tummy-tuck” flap or back flap, can be used to achieve the same results for a natural appearance. Often, the unaffected breast may also be included in the breast reconstruction in the form of a breast lift or enhancement to achieve symmetry.
Speak to your doctor about cancer treatments that you’ve received, such as radiation therapy, so your plastic surgeon can determine the safest and most appropriate breast reconstruction to perform. Dr. Barr has been in private practice for over 25 years, and as former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, he is the most trusted physician in Palm Beach County known for his compassion, thoroughness and attention to patient’s needs. For a breast reconstruction surgery after cancer, it is imperative to talk to your doctor about all your options and needs. Dr. Barr is dedicated to answering all patients’ questions to offer the utmost care in breast reconstruction. See the before and after images of breast reconstruction surgery.