Breast Cancer

Breast Reconsctruction Palo Alto

For women who have lost one or both breasts during a mastectomy, breast reconstruction is an option. The procedure restores a symmetric appearance of the breasts, maintains body proportions, allows clothes to fit better, and most importantly, boosts self-confidence.*

The breast reconstruction consists of multiple operations over a 6-9 month period. The first involves creating a breast mound with a temporary implant called a tissue expander. A tissue expander is an inflatable implant that gradually stretches the skin and muscle to make room for a more permanent breast implant.

The second procedure of the breast reconstruction involves the exchange of the tissue expander for the final breast implant. Finally, a nipple is created on the breast mound. This can be done at the time of final breast implant placement or at a future date.

These procedures may be done in the hospital or outpatient facility, using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

Recovery time is typically 2-6 weeks after each procedure.

Dr. Boudreault has been involved in both the removal of cancer as a general surgeon and the reconstruction of areas affected by cancer as a plastic surgeon. He will integrate closely with your oncology team to deliver the best possible result.*

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed

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*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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