Is a simple mastectomy a reasonable procedure to achieve symmetry.
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Simple mastectomy for symmetry
Yes, a breast reduction (or a mastectomy) will make you smaller and could help with symmetry.
You could still consider reconstructing the mastectomy side. If you are very small on the normal side, then total restoration with fat grafting might be an option. The procedure is low risk and easy to go through. This approach is common in my practice.
Breast Reconstruction - Mastectomy
Three basic forms of breast reconstruction exist. You can use your own tissue, implants or a combination of the previous two techniques. Your own tissue can be used in the form of the DIEP flap, PAP flap, SGAP flap or fat grafting. Implants can be done in one stage or two stage. Two stage reconstructions are started by placing expanders at the time of mastectomy. Once they expanders are placed they are able to be inflated as determined by wound healing. The final time consists of combining any of the above techniques.
If you are interested in being seen in Austin please give us a call. I know this is a difficult time for you. The majority of my practice is devoted to reconstruction for women with breast cancer or who are BRCA+
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