Advanced Breast Reconstruction: Restoring Form and Confidence

Breast reconstruction is a specialized surgical procedure focused on rebuilding the breast post-mastectomy, injury, or trauma. Dr. Anu Antony, a breast reconstruction specialist in Raleigh & Cary, NC, is a distinguished authority in this field who utilizes cutting-edge reconstructive methods to not only restore physical appearance but also to uplift emotional well-being. Insurance does not cover breast reconstruction procedures performed at Dr. Antony’s practice. We do offer our patients financing options through trusted healthcare lenders if financial assistance is needed.

Advanced Reconstruction Techniques

Dr. Antony offers several innovative breast reconstruction surgery options in the Raleigh & Cary, NC areas, each tailored to meet the unique needs and circumstances of her patients:

Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction

  • Description: This method of breast reconstruction involves using breast implants to restore the breast’s shape and volume after a mastectomy. The procedure may start with placing a tissue expander to stretch the skin if necessary, then replacing the expander with a permanent implant.
  • Benefits: This approach does not require tissue to be taken from other parts of the body, leading to a more straightforward surgery and a faster recovery. It can be performed in the same surgery as a mastectomy or delayed in cases in which further cancer treatment is necessary.

Hybrid Reconstruction

  • Description: This technique combines implant-based reconstruction with autologous tissue reconstruction. Dr. Antony uses the patient’s tissue and implants for a more natural look and feel.
  • Benefits: Hybrid reconstruction is ideal for patients who do not have enough donor tissue to support entirely autologous reconstruction or for those who desire a more natural breast shape with the additional volume that implants provide.

Oncoplastic Reconstruction

  • Description: Oncoplastic surgery combines tumor removal (lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) with immediate breast reconstruction and reshaping. This approach is often used to preserve a significant amount of breast tissue while ensuring that any cancerous tissues are removed.
  • Benefits: The key advantage is the ability to perform cancer removal and breast reshaping simultaneously, minimizing overall surgical trauma and preserving the aesthetic appearance of the breasts.

Lumpectomy Reconstruction

  • Description: Following a lumpectomy, where only part of the breast tissue is removed, reconstruction focuses on reshaping the remaining tissue and enhancing symmetry with the unaffected breast. The correction may involve reduction, augmentation, or a lift on either one or both breasts.
  • Benefits: Lumpectomy reconstruction helps to restore the breast’s appearance after partial tissue removal, maintaining as natural a look as possible and balancing the breasts aesthetically.
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What to Expect

  • Consultation: Dr. Antony provides a comprehensive evaluation to discuss the best reconstructive options based on your medical history, treatment needs, and aesthetic goals.
  • Preparation: As each reconstruction technique varies, preparation instructions will be tailored to your specific surgery, including guidelines on eating, drinking, medication adjustments, and pre-surgery testing.
  • Procedure: Depending on the complexity, breast reconstruction can vary in duration and might require multiple stages, particularly if autologous tissue is used.
  • Recovery: Recovery times and care instructions will differ based on the technique used and the extent of the surgery. Dr. Antony and her team will provide detailed care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to ensure a smooth recovery.
  • Outcome: The goal of breast reconstruction is to leave patients feeling whole again, with renewed confidence and a positive body image.

Why Choose Dr. Anu Antony?

Choosing Dr. Anu Antony for your breast reconstruction in Raleigh & Cary, NC means putting your trust in one of the leading plastic surgeons in the region performing these procedures. Dr. Antony’s extensive training and refined skills are matched by her dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for each patient. Her background in both science and the art of sculpture allows her to create results that are not only functional but beautifully natural.

  • Personalized Care: Dr. Antony believes that every patient’s journey is unique. She takes the time to understand your specific needs and expectations, crafting a customized treatment plan that aligns with your medical history and aesthetic goals.
  • Advanced Techniques: Utilizing the latest surgical technology and methods, Dr. Antony offers a range of options, including implant-based, hybrid, oncoplastic, and lumpectomy reconstruction. Her approach ensures that you have access to the best techniques suited to your situation.
  • Compassionate Approach: Dr. Antony and her team provide a supportive environment from your initial consultation through recovery. They understand the emotional and physical challenges that come with undergoing breast reconstruction and are committed to making your experience as comfortable and positive as possible.
  • Commitment to Excellence: With a focus on continuous learning and improvement, Dr. Antony stays at the forefront of her field, ensuring you receive the most effective and innovative care.
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Implant-Based Reconstruction

Implant-Based Reconstruction

Implant-based breast reconstruction is a method for rebuilding breast shape and volume after mastectomy.

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Hybrid Reconstruction

Hybrid Reconstruction

Hybrid reconstruction is a sophisticated breast reconstruction technique that combines implants with autologous (the patient’s own) tissue.

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Oncoplastic Reconstruction

Oncoplastic Reconstruction

Oncoplastic reconstruction is a specialized form of breast surgery that combines cancer removal (oncologic surgery) with plastic surgery techniques to reshape the breast in the same surgery as a lumpectomy.

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Lumpectomy Reconstruction

Lumpectomy Reconstruction

Lumpectomy reconstruction is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at restoring the breast's shape and appearance after a lumpectomy, which involves the removal of a breast tumor and a small margin of surrounding tissue.

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