Are you a woman who has undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy? Or have you experienced a traumatic accident or disease which has left some part of your body permanently compromised? Reconstructive surgery can help repair the part of your body which has been affected by any of these issues. At the Twin Falls Center for Plastic Surgery, we know how delicate these issues can be. Please know that you will be assisted with the utmost care and sensitivity..
Most breast reconstructions are due to mastectomy. A reconstructed breast does not have the sensations of a natural breast. However, proper surgery does give a result that looks like a breast. Most women who have had the surgery are glad they did.
The type of reconstruction surgery is going to depend on your body type, age, and cancer treatment. Breast reconstruction takes more than one surgery. Other steps may include:
- Changing the shape or size of the reconstructed breast
- Adding a nipple for true cosmetics
- Operating on the opposite breast to achieve symmetry
Re-Operative Breast Surgery
This surgery is performed to enhance previous reconstructive surgery results and for failed cosmetic surgeries. For instance, a patient who has had multiple cosmetic surgeries without correction. Perhaps a fresh approach or evaluation is in order using new and improved techniques and materials.
Skin Cancer / Mass Removal
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will have skin cancer in their lifetime. 80 percent of skin cancers occur on the face, neck or head which are the areas that tend to get the most sun. If these tumors are not removed carefully, they can be disfiguring as well as lethal. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have the expertise to remove skin lesions and reconstructing the wound. We frequently remove subcutaneous and deeper tissue masses as well.
Facial Fractures / Traumatic Injury
Dog bites, car accidents, and accidents in the home can cause serious lacerations and fractures of the jaw or cheek. Hand injuries can also occur by industrial or farm accidents. Burn victims may also require reconstructive surgery. Following in injury, one of the most common procedures by a plastic surgeon is the repair of the facial skeleton and the upper/lower extremities. Often, the repair of soft tissue tendon and nerve injury are performed at the same time. Initial repair will be done and then improvements are made with additional surgeries or treatments over time.