What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the shape, size, and appearance of a breast removed due to cancer or other medical conditions.

Several techniques are available for breast reconstruction, including implant-based reconstruction, autologous tissue reconstruction, and a combination of both. The decision to undergo breast reconstruction in Englewood, NJ, is personal and should be made in consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon.

Although breast reconstruction can rebuild your breast, the results are highly variable:

  • A reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation and feel as the breast it replaces.
  • Scars will always be present on the breast, whether from reconstruction or mastectomy.
  • Specific reconstructive techniques will leave scars at the donor site, usually in less exposed areas such as the back, abdomen, or buttocks.
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A note about symmetry

If only one breast is affected, it alone may be reconstructed. In addition, a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast to improve the symmetry of the size and position of both breasts.

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Your consultation

The success and safety of your breast reconstruction procedure depend very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked several questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.

Be prepared to discuss:

  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments.
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Previous surgeries.
  • The options available in breast reconstruction surgery.
  • The likely outcomes of breast reconstruction and any risks or potential complications.
  • The course of treatment recommended by your plastic surgeon, including procedures to achieve breast symmetry.

Our surgeon may also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
  • Examine your breasts, and take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, and placement of nipples and areolae.
  • Take photographs for your medical record.
  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment.
  • Discuss likely outcomes of breast reconstruction and any risks or potential complications.
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Restoring confidence, empowering lives

Breast reconstruction is a transformative procedure that can help restore a sense of wholeness and confidence for women who have undergone a mastectomy or experienced breast trauma. At Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center, our compassionate and skilled team, led by the esteemed Dr. Troy Callahan, is committed to providing exceptional breast reconstruction surgery in Englewood and Hackensack and comprehensive support throughout your journey.

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Dr. Troy Callahan, A leader in breast reconstruction

Dr. Troy Callahan, our Chief of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Health, is a highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction. With his expertise and compassionate approach, he has helped countless women restore their physical appearance and emotional well-being through breast reconstruction.

Dr. Callahan understands each patient's unique needs and concerns and works closely with them to develop a personalized treatment plan. Whether you choose immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or delayed reconstruction after completing cancer treatment, Dr. Callahan will guide you through every step, providing compassionate care and expert surgical techniques.

Your breast reconstruction options: A personalized approach

Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center offers various breast reconstruction techniques tailored to your needs and desires. The options include:

  • Implant-based reconstruction: This technique involves using silicone or saline implants to recreate the breast mound. Depending on your specific circumstances, implants can be placed either under the chest or over the muscle.
  • Autologous tissue reconstruction: Also known as “flap” reconstruction, this method uses your body’s tissues, typically from the abdomen (TRAM/DIEP flap) or back (Latissimus dorsi flap), to reconstruct the breast. This approach provides a natural look and feel to the reconstructed breast.
  • Hybrid reconstruction: In some cases, implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue techniques may be utilized to achieve optimal results.

Comprehensive care and support

At Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center, we understand that breast reconstruction is a deeply emotional and personal journey. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care and unwavering support throughout every phase of the reconstruction process.

From your initial consultation to post-operative follow-up visits, we will answer your questions, address your concerns, and ensure your comfort and well-being. We work closely with your healthcare team to ensure coordinated and seamless care, prioritizing your physical and emotional recovery.

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Why choose us for breast reconstruction surgery

  • Expertise: Dr. Troy Callahan brings extensive experience and expertise in breast reconstruction, ensuring exceptional results.
  • Compassionate care: We provide a caring and supportive environment where your needs and concerns are understood and addressed.
  • Personalized treatment plans: We tailor our approach to your unique situation, considering your goals and circumstances.
  • Comprehensive support: Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support throughout your journey, including guidance on pre- and post-operative care, recovery, and emotional well-being.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Our brand-new, luxury offices are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a private, welcoming environment where comfort and safety are prioritized.

At Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that breast reconstruction is not just about physical restoration but about empowering lives and restoring confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Troy Callahan and his personal goal to help you embrace a brighter future.

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