2 Types of Breast Reconstruction Procedures

Breast Reduction Bloomington ILBreast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that is done to help reconstruct the breasts after a mastectomy. During this procedure, the goal is to either use a patient’s own tissue or implants to replace the removed breast.

Although breast reconstruction surgery isn’t right for everyone, we do have two options for patients to choose from based on their lifestyle, the results they want, and their health. Let’s take a closer look at the two types of breast reconstruction procedures that we offer.

Autologous Reconstruction

During this type of reconstruction, we use the patient’s own tissue to help rebuild the breasts. Tissue can be extracted from different areas of the body including the inside of the thighs, the back, the buttocks, and the abdomen.

Implant Reconstruction

During this procedure, we will use either a silicone or saline implant to replace the breasts. In some instances, the implant can be placed during the mastectomy, but some patients prefer to have some expanders inserted and then wait until they have healed from the mastectomy.

During your initial consultation with Twin City Plastic Surgery, we will go over all of your surgical options to help you decide which one is right for you. Additionally, we will also perform a  brief physical evaluation and review your medical charts. If you have any questions at any point during your consultation, bring them to our attention so we can answer them as best as possible.

We understand that making this decision can feel hard and overwhelming, but we will try to lighten your burden every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about this procedure, don’t hesitate to call our office. Want to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery? Contact our Twin City Plastic Surgery Office today and schedule an appointment: (309) 662-6772.

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