Breast Reconstuction

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

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… Read Full Post
Posted: July 16, 2020
A mastectomy is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer. During this procedure, the entire breast is removed in order to get rid of all cancerous cells in the region. There are several different mastectomy techniques. Depending on the severity of your breast cancer, your oncologist may… Read Full Post
Posted: November 26, 2019
Breast cancer is devastating, life-changing, and traumatic. There are physical and emotional roadblocks that all breast cancer survivors struggle with after beating cancer. Some women have full breast tissue removal on one or both breasts, known as a mastectomy or partial removal, known as a… Read Full Post