The decision to have breast reconstruction after cancer surgery is an incredibly personal experience that should involve the most experienced physicians. Breast reconstruction requires making decisions that can conjure up many emotions. A talented surgeon can guide you sensitively through the process. Dr. Humberto Palladino recognizes the emotions and choices that someone considering breast reconstruction is faced with. He approaches all of his breast reconstruction cases with care, respect and compassion. Consider scheduling a breast reconstruction consultation with him to learn more.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
If you’ve lost one or both breasts to mastectomy (cancer surgery), acquired a deformity due to a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy or suffered trauma to your breast(s), you may be interested in reconstructive options. The first step is scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Palladino so he can get to know you and your reconstruction goals, and design a surgical approach that will suit your needs. He will work closely with your oncology team to plan the timing of your reconstruction.
The Procedure – What to Expect
Breast reconstruction is usually a multi-stage process. It can be performed at the same time as mastectomy, or it can be delayed until you have healed from mastectomy and recovered from any additional cancer treatments.
If mastectomy or radiation treatment has not left enough tissue on the chest wall to cover and support a breast implant, Dr. Palladino must use either a flap technique (your own tissue) or tissue expanders (to create room for breast implants).
In addition to restoring shape and form to the breasts, Dr. Palladino can also reconstruct the nipple and areola through a variety of techniques, and tattooing to add pigmentation.
Breast Reconstruction is covered by most health insurance policies. Dr. Palladino along with his staff can assist you with the process of approval.
Learn More About Breast Reconstruction
Contact Southwest Plastic Surgery today at 915-590-7900 to schedule a breast reconstruction consultation with Dr. Palladino. He can work side-by-side with your oncology team to develop a treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.
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