Breast Reconstruction in Lubbock
There are many reasons why a woman would consider a breast reconstruction procedure, and this can include a genetic abnormality that has produced drastically different breast sizes, and mastectomy due to breast cancer. If your breasts are uneven, or if you’ve had breast tissue removed to combat cancer, it can be easy to feel discouraged about your appearance. However, modern breast reconstruction procedures from Dr. Minns’ Lubbock plastic surgery office restore your breasts’ size and shape, so you can feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Reconstructions for Breast Cancer Patients
If you’ve had a mastectomy, there are ways to restore your breasts’ appearance to a natural size and shape. In certain mastectomy cases, your doctor may be able to perform a mastectomy that preserves the skin and nipple of your natural breast, making breast reconstruction more efficient.
There are two main types of reconstruction procedures; one focuses on using artificial implants (saline or silicone), while the other utilizes donor tissue taken from elsewhere in your body. Lubbock breast surgeon, Dr. Minns can advise you on the best type of reconstruction for your specific situation, and show you images that will allow you to clearly envision the likely results of the reconstruction procedure.
It’s important to talk to your primary doctor, as well as Dr. Minns, in order to go over your options for the initial mastectomy and how you can best go about getting breast reconstruction that will suit your goals and your health.
Treatment for Asymmetrical Breasts
In some cases, if only one breast needs reconstruction, Dr. Minns will recommend a further augmentation or reduction for the other breast (for reasons of symmetry). Restoring breast symmetry is a tremendous confidence boost to patients who have dealt with self-esteem issues due to breasts of different size. Reconstruction for uneven breasts produces:
• Even cup size
• A better fit for clothes
• Improvement in self-esteem
• A more shapely silhouette
If your reconstruction treatment involves the use of implants, Dr. Minns will help you choose the kind of implant, which includes the implant’s shape and placement, in order to create a best match for your natural breast. Dr. Minns performs natural-looking breast reconstruction in Lubbock, TX to allow you to regain what was lost, or improve what you were given.
Many options using your own tissue for breast reconstruction are available in our Lubbock location. Dr. Eric Minns is the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock who performs deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap or free flap breast reconstruction. He performs these complex surgeries in Houston with a specialized breast reconstruction team. Most patients have to travel some distance to obtain this specialized procedure. Our team system in Houston allows the patient to have follow up here in Lubbock and dramatically decrease their travel and expense.
Contact Us Today!
You don’t have to let breast cancer surgery or breast abnormalities have a devastating effect on your self-esteem or femininity. If you are in Lubbock, and are interested in a breast reconstruction procedure, contact the plastic surgery practice of Eric Minns, MD, PA to schedule a consultation. Dr. Minns is currently the only plastic surgeon in Lubbock to offer all options for breast reconstruction. Patient care is Dr. Minns’ highest priority; he provides a comfortable environment where you can feel secure when discussing personal aspects of your self-image and breast reconstruction needs.