Breast reconstruction, in addition to the cosmetic benefits, is known to instill new confidence in women who have suffered a loss of self-esteem due to a mastectomy. With advanced techniques available at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, we can restore your breasts with results that look natural and beautiful.
Breast reconstruction can typically be performed immediately after a mastectomy or it can be delayed until after your initial breast cancer treatment. Our experienced breast reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Wesley Schooler uses two different reconstruction techniques to create and shape the new breast: implant-based reconstruction and autologous reconstruction. The option you choose will be based on your ultimate goals and unique needs. Implant-based reconstruction functions similarly to breast augmentation with implants, and utilizes tissue expanders to prepare the chest tissue to receive the implant. Autologous reconstruction recreates the breast using the body’s own natural tissues, utilizing fat and skin taken from another area of the body in which there is an excess (typically the abdomen).
Breast Reconstruction Consultation
Our board-certified plastic surgeon performs breast reconstruction surgery frequently and is happy to use his expertise to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. During any breast reconstruction, the aim is to create full symmetrical breasts that meet your expectations. Since each patient has unique cosmetic concerns and physiological needs, Dr. Schooler will work with you to design a breast reconstruction plan that can achieve your aesthetic goals as successfully as possible. Breast reconstruction surgery is also covered by most insurance plans. Dr. Schooler and our entire team understand the physical and emotional turmoil many women suffer during and after treatment for breast cancer. We are here to help you on this next step with advanced treatment options and compassionate care.
Contact us today for more information on breast reconstruction surgery, or to speak with a member of our team to schedule a consultation.