Breast Reconstruction Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA
After a mastectomy, breast reconstruction uses a variety of plastic surgical procedures to return the breast to its almost normal form and appearance. Whether you’re seeking to restore breasts after a mastectomy or improve your body contour with a breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Yongsook Victoria Suh, MD, along with her dedicated team at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center, offers an extensive selection of options that can be tailored to meet your individual needs. For more information contact us or simply request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8503 Arlington Blvd #130 Fairfax, VA 22031.
Table of Contents:
What does breast reconstruction involve?
What is the most common breast reconstruction?
What are the different types of breast reconstruction?
How long is the recovery time for breast reconstruction?
Who is a good candidate for breast reconstruction?
Victoria Plastic Surgery Center in Fairfax, VA is the premier destination for breast reconstruction surgery. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yongsook Victoria Suh and her experienced staff, our facility specializes in performing a variety of breast restoration techniques to create beautiful and natural-looking results. Offering innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology such as fat transfer and implant placement, we are dedicated to providing each patient with personalized care to ensure their comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process.
Breast reconstruction procedures are typically performed using tissue expanders and/or implants to enhance the size, shape, and/or position of the breast. Tissue expanders can be placed beneath the pectoralis muscle or on top of it. Implants are then used to achieve the desired volume, shape, and symmetry. Additionally, patients may also have fat grafting techniques such as liposuction or fat transfer combined with their reconstructive procedure for a more natural look.
The most common type of breast reconstruction is implant-based reconstruction. This procedure involves placing an implant beneath your chest muscles, either in front or behind the muscle. This can be used to restore the volume and shape of the breasts after a mastectomy, while also creating symmetry between both sides. Implants are made from either silicone or saline with various shapes and sizes to suit individual needs. The placement method varies depending on what best suits each patient’s anatomy and goals for their outcome.
There are 2 types of breast reconstruction: implant-based and autologous (tissue flap). Implant-based reconstruction involves inserting a silicone or saline implant to create the desired shape. Autologous reconstruction uses tissue flaps from other parts of the body, such as the abdomen or back, to create more natural-looking breasts. Each method of breast reconstruction has its unique benefits and risks, so it is important to consult with a board-certified specialist before making any decisions. Both methods can be used in combination with fat grafting to restore lost volume and improve projection. At Victoria Plastic Surgery Center, our team of highly skilled surgeons is committed to providing you with customized solutions that will help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.
The recovery time for breast reconstruction can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual patient. Generally, patients can expect to return to their normal activities within one to two weeks after surgery, full recovery may take several weeks. During this time, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for medication, and post-surgery care, and take any necessary precautions to ensure a safe recovery process.
Our team will apply bandages after surgery and provide detailed instructions on how to keep your breasts clean and dry. Additionally, the surgeons at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center can recommend various products such as compression garments or special bras for added support during recovery.
Breast reconstruction is most often recommended for women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. However, breast reconstruction is also an option for those looking to improve their body contour with augmentation procedures. During the consultation process, your surgeon at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center will evaluate your medical history and anatomy to determine if you are a candidate for breast surgery.
If you would like to learn more about our breast reconstruction services and what Victoria Plastic Surgery Center can do for you. Our team of experienced plastic surgeons will be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the procedure. For more information contact us or simply request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8503 Arlington Blvd #130 Fairfax, VA 22031. We serve clients from Fairfax VA, West Springfield VA, Vienna VA, Annandale VA, Burke VA, and surrounding areas.