In life, there are times when you can be thrown a curveball. Women who have suffered from breast cancer or perhaps other kinds of physical trauma may be looking to rebuild what they have lost. Dr. Prichard offers breast reconstruction to those looking to regain that feminine silhouette. With his skill and precision, you can rest assured that Dr. Prichard delivers some of the best breast reconstruction Phoenix has to offer.
Women who choose to undergo breast reconstruction note improved self-esteem, self-confidence, comfort and enhanced femininity. Your consultation is completely personalized, taking into account all of your medical needs and personal preferences. This will help you and Dr. Prichard determine exactly which procedure is most fitting to your needs.
Types of breast reconstruction
We offer a wide variety of breast reconstruction methods. A few methods are listed below:
- Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction: In this technique, a balloon-like expander is placed under the chest muscle and gradually filled with saline over several weeks to expand the skin and soft tissue. The expander is ultimately replaced with a silicone or saline breast implant like those used during breast augmentation in Scottsdale.
- Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction: This is a single-stage reconstruction in which a breast implant is placed immediately after a mastectomy.
- Flap-Based Reconstruction: In all flap procedures, tissue from one area of your body, such as the abdomen or back, is transferred with its blood supply to your breast area to recreate a breast that feels, looks and moves more naturally than an implant. This approach has the benefit of bringing healthy tissue and blood flow to the compromised areas at the mastectomy site. DIEP flap reconstruction offers the benefits of other flap procedures along with added advantages, including soft tissue and muscle preservation.