Breast Reconstruction Specialist

Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in Doylestown, PA & Cherry Hill, NJ

Breast reconstruction can help breast cancer survivors feel like themselves again after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Fellowship-trained in microsurgery, Joseph Tamburrino, MD, performs the most advanced breast reconstruction procedures at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. To ease your recovery with breast reconstruction, call or book a consultation online today.

Breast Reconstruction Q & A

What is breast reconstruction?

The goal of breast reconstruction surgery is to help breast cancer survivors feel whole again after having one or both breasts removed. If you’ve had a mastectomy, double mastectomy, or lumpectomy procedure, you may want to consider breast reconstruction and nipple areola reconstruction at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery.

It’s possible to begin the reconstruction process at the same time as your mastectomy. Or if you’ve already had your breast tissue removed, you may begin what’s called a delayed breast reconstruction.

What are different approaches to breast reconstruction?

Dr. Tamburrino is fellowship-trained in microsurgery. This high level of training provides him with the skills to perform extremely intricate procedures, including the transfer of tissue from one part of your body to another.

At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tamburrino offers different approaches to breast reconstruction, including:

Implant-based techniques

This approach uses a silicone or saline breast implant to create the breast mound. Dr. Tamburrino may combine this technique with a flap procedure or tissue expansion.

Natural-tissue techniques

Natural tissue procedures use muscle, fat, and skin from other parts of your body, such as your abdomen, to recreate the breast mound. These techniques include:

  • DIEP flap
  • TRAM flap
  • SGAP flap
  • Latissimus dorsi flap

These techniques differ based on the type and location of the tissue Dr. Tamburrino uses to reconstruct your breast.

What should I expect from breast reconstruction surgery?

Your breast reconstruction process begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. If you’re interested in breast reconstruction before you have your breast removed, he may recommend beginning the procedure at the same time as your mastectomy.

Each breast reconstruction is unique. Dr. Tamburrino creates a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. He may recommend one of the following breast reconstruction techniques:

  • Expander implant procedure
  • Direct-to-implant procedure
  • Acellular dermal matrix
  • Latissimus flap with implant
  • DIEP, SIEA, or TRAM free flap
  • Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction
  • Nipple areola reconstruction

To learn more about how breast reconstruction can boost your self-confidence and improve your recovery after breast cancer treatment, call Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.