Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
September 16, 2014
PHOENIX, SCOTTSDALE, PARADISE VALLEY AND NEARBY AREAS OF ARIZONA
Breast reconstruction surgery encompasses more than enhancing the size of your breasts. For women who have had all or part of their breast removed (a mastectomy) because of cancer, a breast reconstruction surgery is applied to rebuild the breast to achieve breast symmetry.
At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa use their artistic talents to give women the self-confidence that is often lost when breast cancer and other diseases take over. Our Phoenix outpatient surgery center is centrally located to give patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix-metro area easy access to our unmatched care. Our multidisciplinary approach to care allows us to work with other healthcare providers involved in patients treatment.
A mastectomy is the surgery used to remove an entire breast that has been encompassed by cancer. A lumpectomy is the surgery when part of the breast is removed. Both of these surgery results can be reconstructed with breast surgery. Every year in America, almost 300,000 American women battle breast cancer. New advancements in treatment and surgery have provided women with options to restore the integrity of their breasts.
If you are thinking about undergoing a breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy, consult with Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa or Dr. Ali Mosharrafa about your options. The plastic surgery team will design the best treatment plan for you to improve the outcomes after surgery. For the initial consultation regarding a reconstructive surgery, we will review your medical history and use a physical examination to learn about:
- Your overall health
- The stage of your breast cancer
- The size of your natural breast
- The amount of tissue available
- Whether reconstruction is applied to one or both breasts
- Insurance coverage
- The size of desired implant
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