Breast Reconstruction is a procedure designed for women who have undergone a mastectomy or a botched breast enhancement surgery that has left their breasts misshapen, deformed or removed altogether. If you are looking for a new start following an emotionally painful breast surgery, please consider Dr. Haydon for his amazing breast reconstruction options in the Austin area. To request a consultation, please fill out the form at the top of this page.
About Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reconstruction restores the appearance of breasts that have been surgically removed because of cancer or other diseases. Breast reconstruction can help a woman’s breasts look balanced while wearing a bra, permanently regain breast contour and to give the convenience of not needing an external prosthesis. Please visit our photo gallery for before and after breast reconstruction photos.
Usually 1 to 2 hours. Due to microsurgery required to reconnect blood vessels, flap reconstruction surgeries will take longer.
Loss of normal sensation to the breast, though some feeling may return.
May take about 6 weeks to recover from a combined mastectomy and reconstruction or from a flap reconstruction alone. Most scars fade over time, but may take a few years to lighten.
Bleeding, fluid collection, excessive scar tissue, infection, and problems with anesthesia or the implant can shift or leak, requiring its removal. Using an implant carries a remote risk of infection or capsular contraction, a condition that makes the scar, implant and breast feel hard. Capsular contracture may be treated with additional surgery to remove the scar tissue. With any flap procedure, there is a risk that it may not reattach well to blood vessels, block blood flow and reject the flap.
Permanent. Usually requires follow-up procedures.