Any type of breast surgery is a highly personal choice. Whether your needs are reconstructive or cosmetic, you deserve the most experienced, professional plastic surgeon available to perform your procedure.
Since 1999, Dr. Scot McKenna has been performing cutting-edge breast surgeries as part of his solo practice. He is experienced in breast reconstruction as well as a variety of other procedures, including:
If you’re ready to look and feel incredible in your skin, schedule your appointment with Dr. McKenna today.
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure designed to restore one or both breasts to a more standard shape, appearance, symmetry, or size following a breast cancer mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other trauma. Breast reconstruction often involves several procedures performed in stages, and can either begin at the time of your mastectomy or be delayed until a later date.
Breast reconstruction generally falls into two categories: implant-based reconstruction or flap reconstruction. Implant reconstruction relies on breast implants to help form a new breast mound, while flap reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue from another part of the body to form a new breast. There are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing which option is best, including:
There are a number of different options for implants that may be used during your breast reconstruction:
You also have several options regarding the shape of your implants, including:
Breast implants come in a variety of textures as well:
Every patient is an individual, and Dr. McKenna is committed to discussing every option with you to make sure you receive the best breast reconstruction to meet your needs and goals.
Following your surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the reconstructed breast. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. A pain pump may also be used to reduce the need for narcotics.
Dr. McKenna will give you specific instructions, including how to care for your surgical site and which medications you’ll need to aid healing, reduce your risk of infection, and manage any pain.