Breast Reconstruction | Salt Lake City
Reconstructive Breast surgery is sometimes performed to correct a congenital abnormality or more often, immediately following a mastectomy. Occasionally, a breast needs to be reconstructed to correct an injury that has occurred during an accident. Whatever the cause, the goal is the same: to restore a breast to as near its natural shape and size as possible.
Am I A Candidate for Breast Reconstrution?
If you are in good overall health and do not smoke, you may be a good candidate for breast reconstructive surgery.
There are several steps for performing a Breast Reconstruction, which may require more than one surgery to complete. Dr. Rodrigues will forms a new breast mound using either implants or donor tissues from other areas of your body — usually your abdomen, back, or buttocks. The type of reconstruction depends on your body type, age and cancer treatment.
Recovery time can take several weeks or more depending on the extent and nature of the surgery.
Dr. Rodrigues is sensitive to the unique physical and psychological needs of a woman about to undergo breast reconstructive surgery. He will be happy to consult with you personally to answer your questions and concerns to help make this time as stress-free as possible.