Breast reconstruction is the general term used to describe the rebuilding of the breast tissue after a mastectomy, trauma or birth defect. Fortunately, this surgery has changed dramatically over the past few decades, with advances in medicine and technology making way for more natural breasts following reconstruction. Dr. Rednam is available to her patients through their entire reconstruction journey—from mastectomy to recovery. Her goal is to help her patients make the right decisions for them, so that they still look and feel like themselves post-surgery.
Dr. Rednam and her team understand the toll that breast cancer takes on patients and their families. Throughout their fight, patients lose sleep, confidence, time and security. Dr. Rednam’s biggest goal is to use reconstruction to give patients back their self-confidence, sexuality, and femininity.
Though the decision to reconstruct their breasts is up to the individual patient, a variety of studies have shown that reconstruction not only improves a patient’s sense of confidence and sexuality, but also that it is viewed as a beacon of hope during the dark times of their cancer journey. Moreover, Dr. Rednam has helped hundreds of patients over the years. She hopes that once her patients beat their breast cancer, they have not only accomplished an incredible feat, but can also feel confident because their reconstruction helps them to see a healthier, more complete version of themselves.
There are multiple types of reconstruction techniques available. Dr. Rednam will choose the technique based on the patient’s current physicality as well as their desired aesthetic outcome.
These reconstruction options include the following:
- Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap
- Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) flap
- Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) flap
- Superior/Inferior Gluteal Artery (GAP) flap
- Direct Implant
- Tissue Expanders
Additionally, all of the flap reconstruction options use a patient’s own fat and tissue, but no muscle, ensuring a quicker and healthier recovery. Consulting with Dr. Rednam is the best way to know which option will work best for your and your body. Patients may elect to receive their reconstruction at the same time as their mastectomy, but this option does not work for every patient. Finally, it is important to consult with Dr. Rednam to determine a solution that will benefit you most.