Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expansion Tallahassee
The most common technique for breast reconstruction combines Tissue Expansion and subsequent insertion of an implant. Following mastectomy, your surgeon will insert an expander beneath your skin and chest muscle. Through a tiny valve mechanism buried beneath the skin, he will periodically inject a water solution to gradually fill the expander over several months. After the skin over the breast area has stretched enough, the expander will be removed in a second operation and a permanent implant will be inserted. The nipple and the dark skin surrounding it, called the areola, are reconstructed in a subsequent procedure.
Please call Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. located in Tallahassee, FL at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, Dr. Ben Kirbo, Dr. Laurence Rosenberg and Dr. Chris DeRosier.