Life after breast cancer affects each and every patient differently. Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman believes it’s imperative to discuss all breast reconstruction options with his patients as each case is unique and requires specific treatment plans.
Breast reconstruction surgery can be done immediately following a mastectomy or lumpectomy or at a later time after cancer has been removed when a patient is physically and emotionally ready. Dr. Whiteman uses the most advanced technology to provide his breast reconstruction patients with natural-looking results that restores their confidence. During a comprehensive in-office consultation, Dr. Whiteman will examine the breast(s), muscle, tissues, and skin around the breast to determine which reconstructive technique would best benefit the patient.
If there is enough extra tissue and skin from other areas of the body such as the back or shoulder, then Dr. Whiteman may recommend a flap reconstruction method which rebuilds the breast using the patient’s own tissue. If there is not adequate tissue for flap reconstruction, then a breast implant may be used. A tissue expander, or balloon-like device, can be inserted under the skin to allow sufficient room for placement of the implant. The nipple and areola can also be rebuilt with cosmetic tattooing.
Additional breast procedures such as breast lift or breast reduction can also be simultaneously performed during breast reconstruction to improve overall aesthetics of the breasts.
To learn more about the breast reconstruction techniques available at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive news.
Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery often recommends that his patients view his interactive video gallery and YouTube channel to get an idea of the cosmetic procedures he performs. With over 20 years of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Whiteman has performed thousands of procedures from ethnic rhinoplasty and liposuction to breast reconstruction for women after breast cancer removal.
Dr. Whiteman’s media center gallery displays a wide-range of interactive media including brief videos about Southern Plastic Surgery’s overall practice, facial rejuvenation treatments explained by Dr. Whiteman, and post-surgery pain management. Individuals can also hear from patients who discuss their surgical experiences at Southern Plastic Surgery with patient testimonial videos.
For patients’ reference, Dr. Whiteman also has a featured photo gallery of before and after photos of all the procedures he offers at Southern Plastic Surgery. Before and after plastic surgery photos can help individuals get a generalized idea of realistic results. However, each patient is unique and an in-office consultation is the best way to determine which procedure will provide the most optimal results.
If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery please call us at 770-622-9100 to schedule your consultation. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.
Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman is excited to announce his new website focusing on breast procedures, www.atlantabreast.com, for detailed information and resources for breast surgery patients.
Individuals can find information about breast procedures and techniques including breast augmentation, lift, revision, reconstruction, reduction, and male breast reduction surgeries. Patients are encouraged to peruse Dr. Whiteman’s before and after gallery to see other patients’ surgery results.
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