Breast Reconstruction


Breast Reconstruction RESULTS

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that recreates a breast mound after a mastectomy or other significant breast tissue removal. It aims to restore the appearance of the breast, improve body symmetry, and help women regain confidence and a sense of wholeness following breast cancer treatment or other conditions that have resulted in breast loss. The procedure can be performed using various techniques, such as implant-based reconstruction or autologous (flap) reconstruction, depending on the patient’s individual circumstances and preferences. Breast reconstruction can be done immediately after a mastectomy or delayed until a later time, allowing women to make an informed decision about their options. It is often a collaborative effort involving a team of healthcare professionals, including  Dr. Chahin, and oncologists, to ensure comprehensive care and optimal results.

What is the process?

It involves a consultation with Dr. Fadi Chahin, who will discuss the patient’s medical history and preferences. The reconstruction can be immediate or delayed, using techniques like implants or tissue flaps. The process may require multiple surgeries and several months to achieve desired results.

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Restoring Breast Appearance

Breast reconstruction aims to recreate a natural-looking breast mound, helping to restore the shape, volume, and contour of the breast. This can contribute to improved body image and self-esteem.

Enhancing Body Symmetry

Breast reconstruction can help improve body symmetry by recreating a breast that closely matches the size and shape of the remaining natural breast. This can provide a sense of balance and alignment to the overall body appearance.

Psychological and Emotional Well-being

Restoring the appearance of the breast through reconstruction can have a positive impact on a person’s psychological and emotional well-being. It can help reduce feelings of loss, improve self-confidence, and enhance overall quality of life.

Eliminating the Need for External Prosthetics

Breast reconstruction can eliminate the need for external breast prostheses or external breast forms. This allows individuals to have a more natural and integrated body appearance, and it may enhance comfort and freedom in clothing choices.

Long-term Cost Savings

While the initial cost of breast reconstruction may be significant, it can result in long-term cost savings compared to the ongoing expenses associated with external breast prostheses, bras, and related accessories.

Improved Satisfaction with Breast Cancer Treatment

For individuals who have undergone breast cancer treatment, breast reconstruction can contribute to a sense of closure and completion of their treatment journey. It can provide a positive outlook on the overall breast cancer treatment experience.
Procedure Timeline
The first step is an initial consultation with Dr. Chahin specializing in breast reconstruction. During this appointment, Dr. Chahin will evaluate your medical history, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the most suitable reconstruction options for you.
If you decide to proceed with breast reconstruction, pre-operative preparations will be necessary. This may involve additional medical tests, obtaining medical clearance if required, and discussions about the timing of the procedure, including whether it will be immediate or delayed.
If you have not already undergone a mastectomy, this surgical procedure will be performed to remove the breast tissue. The timing of mastectomy can vary depending on your specific circumstances and the recommended treatment plan.
Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed using various techniques, such as implant-based reconstruction or autologous (flap) reconstruction. The surgery may be conducted immediately after mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or at a later time (delayed reconstruction).

Following the reconstruction surgery, you will be monitored closely during the initial recovery period. You may need to stay in the hospital for a few days, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your individual needs. Dr. Chahin will provide detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress, remove sutures or drains if necessary, and address any concerns or questions you may have. These appointments are crucial for ensuring the best possible outcomes and making any adjustments or revisions if needed.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Chahin for Breast Reconstruction

Choosing the right approach for your breast reconstruction procedure is a crucial decision. We believe that we offer the expertise, personalized care, and commitment to patient satisfaction that you deserve. We would be honored to be a part of your breast reconstruction journey and help you achieve your desired results.


Am I a candidate for breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is typically suitable for individuals who have undergone a mastectomy or have experienced significant breast tissue loss. It is important to consult with Dr. Chahin specializing in breast reconstruction to assess your eligibility and discuss the available options.
How long does the recovery process take?
The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the reconstruction and individual healing. Generally, it takes several weeks to months to fully recover from breast reconstruction. Dr. Chahin will provide specific guidelines on post-operative care and activities to promote optimal healing.