About Breast Reconstruction
Cosmetic Breast Reconstruction is also common following traumatic accidents or to fix birth defects. We specialize in multiple breast reconstruction surgery techniques to help you design a personalized treatment plan to restore your body and confidence. Breast reconstruction surgery may include creating a tissue flap, a tissue expander, and/or breast implants to restore the shape of the breasts.
If you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer with a treatment plan that includes a mastectomy or have had a mastectomy in the past, we would like to offer you a private consultation with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa to discuss your options. After the removal of your breasts, we know that you will have many medical and cosmetic choices to make in restoring your breasts. Our experienced team can provide you with a detailed treatment plan personalized for your needs. In addition, our breast reconstruction surgeons at Inspire in Delray Beach, FL use an assortment of surgical techniques to provide optimal individual patient outcomes, such as:
- Breast Implants/Tissue Expanders
- TRAM Flap
- Latissimus Dorsi Flap
- Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap
- Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flap
- Nipple and Areola Repositioning
Many patients that seek consultation for breast reconstruction with plastic surgeons aren’t given the full range of options available to them. We are here to answer your questions, listen to your surgery concerns, and provide you with information so that you can make the best surgical decisions for your reconstructive needs. We will walk with you through the process, and make your restoration after a mastectomy a healing journey.
"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2019
"I Recommend Dr Schnitt - Dr. Schnitt and his staff were polite and knowledgeable. I had a filler in my lips and I was very happy with the results. Unfortunately I feel that the enhancement vanished quickly, I want to say three months at best, but I don't think this was the doctor's fault. It's something to keep into consideration, that fillers do not last a long time for some people, and especially in areas that move a lot like the mouth. Regardless, results were beautiful and very natural looking. I will probably go back to have it done again."- P. / RealSelf / May 01, 2019
"Acute attention to detail!! He is a perfectionist in every way!! His level of compassionate perfection meets no other match!! He is a superior vascular surgeon with a gift for helping kids. His work with operation smile has given him a skill and reward for keeping kids from having terrible scars. He treated my daughter, when her pediatrician suggested a dermatologist remove something from her scalp for a biopsy. The scar is unnoticeable in her hair & the results could have been drastically different. Dr. Drew has respectively passed when I've wanted and even insisted upon procedures. His policy is to improve and enhance! You'll never look weird if he is your doc!! Specialty: boobs, gender reassignment, vascular, nose, Botox, anything child related - from stitches to cleft pallet!!"- S.T. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
"I received lip injections from Katie about 2 weeks ago, and I am in love with the way they settled. I wanted more volume overall and definition to my upper lip, and Katie delivered!!! I would recommend her over anyone else, I am sure you will not be disappointed."- S.H. / Yelp / Apr 18, 2019
"I wanted to share my outstanding experience regarding my recent reconstructive surgery. In addition to being a highly credentialed, phenomenal doctor who has enabled me to feel proud of my body again, he is a wonderful person. Compassionate, caring, & always willing to listen, Dr. Goodwin's bedside manner is unparalleled. Despite my countless questions, I never once felt rushed during any of my appointments & he always answered me with kindness, patience, & sensitivity."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2019
Breast reconstruction surgery is common to restore one or both breasts after:
- A mastectomy or lumpectomy
- A traumatic injury that damaged the breast tissue
- Congenital/birth defects such as tubular or unsymmetrical breasts
- Extreme weight loss
Breast reconstruction is also common following traumatic accidents or to fix birth defects. We specialize in multiple breast reconstruction surgery techniques to help you design a personalized treatment plan to restore your body and confidence.
What to Expect
There are 3 common breast reconstruction techniques:
- Transferring skin, muscle, and fat tissue from other areas to the breast
- Using a tissue expander to create space and then placing an implant
- A combination of implant and natural tissue enhancements
You may also need nipple reconstruction, breast augmentation, a breast lift, breast reduction, or a combination of these surgeries to enhance symmetry to provide the best aesthetic results. If only one breast is being reconstructed, the surgeon will try to match the reconstructed breast to your natural breast.
To create a tissue flap, the surgeon will remove a section of skin, fat, and muscle from one area of the body to move it to the breast. Tissue may be taken from the abdomen, upper back, or buttocks. Surgeons may also use a tissue expander to gradually enlarge and open space for an implant. When the skin has been stretched to the needed size, the expander will be removed and replaced with either a silicone or saline implant.
The Women's Health and Cancer Act (WHCA) was signed into federal law in 1998 and requires that health insurance companies cover breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer. For more information on this law and breast cancer, please visit www.cancer.org.
Plan Your Procedure
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We understand that losing the breasts as a result of a cancer or an accident can result in lowered self-esteem, but having a breast reconstruction surgery may help your physical and emotional recovery. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation and learn about your breast reconstruction options.