Reconstruction For Breast Cancer NYC
A Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Can Have Devastating Effects On a Woman and Her Family
Our Reconstructive Services Offer Patients a Whole New Outlook on Life
Breast cancer is a devasting diagnosis for the patient and her family. We have a holistic approach, and therefore, while the treatment of the cancer is, of course, the first priority, another important aspect for many women is the restoration of the breast to address concerns about their body image and emotional well-being.
Each patient receives an individualized plan tailored to their needs, and their specific anatomic requirements. Dr. Valauri listens carefully to your concerns to gain an in-depth appreciation of your unique circumstances and goals. He will suggest procedures designed specifically to meet your needs and to achieve a natural looking result.
Breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of mastectomy, or at a later time in patients who have already undergone mastectomy surgery.
Immediate reconstruction is often chosen as it can be done at the same operative setting and same hospitalization as the mastectomy. This is often the best option for patients who are undergoing skin and/or nipple sparing mastectomy.
Together we can help you to determine whether immediate or delayed surgery is best for you.
There are many types of breast reconstruction available such as the DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap, SIEA (Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery) Perforator Flap, S-GAP (Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator) Flap, I-GAP (Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforation) Free Flap, and TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous) Flap.
Reconstruction can be considered for those women who have undergone mastectomy, lumpectomy, and even those who had reconstruction already.
Those patients who have already had breast reconstruction may benefit from implant replacement, or from autogenous flap (your own body tissue) reconstruction.