Using Autologous Tissue vs. Implants in Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Losing your breasts to cancer is losing a part of yourself. You’re already dealing with the traumatic experience of battling a deadly disease. Now you have to face a stranger in the mirror. You’re not prepared to live a life without breasts. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Breast reconstruction offers you a solution after a mastectomy. You may choose between breast implants or autologous tissue to create breasts when yours have been surgically removed.

What is Involved with Autologous Tissue?

If you opt for autologous tissue, our plastic surgeon will actually tap into the potential of your own body to create the form of breasts once again. Tissue may be taken from your abdomen, for example. Our skilled plastic surgeon will use that tissue to create a bust for you that feels and looks natural.

In order to have autologous tissue, you will need to have enough excess fat to make the procedure possible. If you are extremely lean, you may need to consider another alternative, such as implants.

What is Involved with Breast Implants?

If you choose breast implants, silicone implants will be inserted into your chest, either above or below the chest muscles, to create breasts. You have more flexibility when it comes to the size and shape of your breasts. The recovery time is usually not as involved with this type of surgery. Many women are extremely satisfied with this option for breast reconstruction. What is best for you will depend on your needs and the advice of our plastic surgeon, amongst other factors.

Why Choose Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

You’re battling for your life when you have to face breast cancer. You do not have to be unhappy with your body. Breast reconstruction offers you the opportunity to feel like yourself when illness turns your world upside down.

Ask Dr. Perry About Your Options for Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast reconstruction surgery offers you hope after a mastectomy. Make an appointment at the office of Dr. Wendell Perry, MD in Miramar, FL to discuss your options today. Learn more about autologous tissue and breast implants in order to make the right decision for your body. You need to be happy with the choice that you make. You can’t control breast cancer or the treatment that is necessary to fight it, but you can make your own decisions about breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Perry serves theAlexandria – Woodbridge, VA & Rockville, MD and surrounding areas. Contact his office today to schedule your consultation.