Breast Reconstuction

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: January 30, 2023
DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) Flap breast reconstruction uses tissue and fat from the abdominal area to reconstruct the breast mound. This advanced breast reconstruction option produces the most natural-feeling results and eliminates potential complications from breast implants. Very… Read Full Post
Posted: October 15, 2022
Breast cancer is a traumatizing illness with serious consequences for your physical and mental health. Many patients undergo mastectomies or lumpectomies that dramatically alter their breasts.   Those who choose breast reconstruction as part of their healing process often feel overwhelmed by the… Read Full Post
Posted: October 12, 2021
Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is a reconstructive procedure that, by an act of Congress, is covered by insurance, including Medicaid. Coverage is not dependent upon when you undergo reconstruction, but due to variances from plan to plan, it is a good idea to check with your insurance… Read Full Post
Posted: October 19, 2020
Fast Facts: Breast cancer can return in certain cases, whether the breast has been reconstructed or not. Breast reconstruction does not increase or decrease the risk of recurrent breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment often requires a procedure called a mastectomy, in which part or all of one or… Read Full Post
Posted: August 18, 2020
Fast Facts: Alloderm is a brand of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) that is commonly used in breast reconstruction procedures. ADMs are pliable, versatile sheets of dehydrated tissue from which the cells have been removed. Acellular dermal matrix acts like a scaffolding and provides extra support… Read Full Post
Posted: August 18, 2020
Fast Facts: Breast cancer treatment often requires partial or total removal of one or both breasts. This surgery is called a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction involves reforming or reshaping one or both breasts after mastectomy to create a natural reconstruction of the breast(s). Breast… Read Full Post
Posted: August 03, 2020
  After tissue expander breast reconstruction, my primary concern is keeping your skin alive. The most common complication following tissue expander breast reconstruction is mastectomy skin necrosis (death of the mastectomy skin). The early postoperative period is when the skin left behind after… Read Full Post
Posted: August 03, 2020
  Fast Facts: After your surgery to remove your breast (mastectomy), I will start breast reconstruction using a tissue expander. A tissue expander is like an empty breast implant that can be gradually filled with normal saline (salt and water) over 6-8 weeks. I will leave the tissue expander in… Read Full Post
Posted: August 01, 2020
Fast Facts: Tissue expansion is the process of gradually stretching the skin of your chest to make room for future reconstruction with an implant or your own tissue. Once the tissue has expanded adequately, I perform a second surgery to remove the tissue expander and replace it with a permanent… Read Full Post
Posted: August 01, 2020
Fast Facts: DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) flap is a technique in which skin and fat (no muscle) are used to reconstruct a breast. The breast is reconstructed entirely with your own tissue, so you don’t have to deal with implants. Your breasts look and feel natural and I’ll make… Read Full Post