If you have lost a breast due to cancer, were born with a physical breast deformity, or have suffered breast disfigurement after an injury, our compassionate staff can design a personalized breast reconstruction plan for you. Highly skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Louton performs state-of-the-art breast reconstruction to help women achieve a symmetrical, balanced, and normal breast shape.
Reconstruction after Breast Cancer Surgery
Dr. Louton is frequently consulted by cancer specialists and patients before decisions are made regarding cancer treatment. Knowing your options can help you to be better prepared when it comes to making important choices about treatment. For many patients, the possibility of breast reconstruction and the amazing advances made in the field of reconstruction make it easier to accept an oncologist’s recommendations involving mastectomy.
The best reconstruction option for you depends on the type of cancer treatment you have had, along with your body type and the preference of you and your surgeon. Having Dr. Robert Louton involved in your case prior to lumpectomy or mastectomy is clearly to your benefit, whether or not you decide to undergo reconstruction.
The Breast Reconstruction Process
Breast reconstruction involves one or more procedures designed to restore normal breast appearance. Depending on your needs, it may involve:
- Recreation of the nipple, areola, and breast mound
- The addition of natural tissue or implants
- The excision of excess skin or fat
In cases where both breasts are being reshaped, additional breast surgery procedures may be necessary to ensure matching breast contours.
Breast reconstruction may involve the use of artificial breast tissue in the form of breast implants. In a process called flap reconstruction, the patient’s own skin, muscle, and fat may be harvested from another part of the body and transplanted to the breast. During your thorough evaluation, Dr. Louton will discuss your options and recommend the ideal type of reconstruction for your situation.
The staff at Blair Plastic Surgery is uniquely prepared to perform expert breast reconstruction procedures. For a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Louton, please call 800-833-3888 or contact us online. We are pleased to welcome patients from DuBois, Johnstown, Lewistown, and surrounding communities in Central Pennsylvania to our convenient offices in Altoona and State College.