Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Fat Grafting

Providing the Best in Natural Breast Reconstruction to Orlando & nearby areas of Florida

When faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer and mastectomy surgery, women may have the option to undergo immediate or delayed breast reconstruction. Some choose to proceed with breast reconstruction as a delayed procedure to deal with the cancer treatments first, others may choose immediate breast reconstruction at the time of their mastectomy surgery to minimize the emotional effects of a mastectomy procedure.

Immediate reconstruction is often desirable for women who choose to have prophylactic mastectomies due to their high hereditary risk of breast cancer, particularly if they test positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Breast reconstruction with fat grafting can be performed as an immediate reconstruction procedure in many cases. Dr. Daryl Wier an experienced breast surgeon, is part of our team, able to provide mastectomy procedures. Dr. Hartog is  then able to initiate the reconstructive process immediately, by performing gentle liposuction and fat grafting at the same time as the mastectomy. This procedure can be performed without any additional scars elsewhere on your body, and without the need for large tissue flaps, implants or expanders.

The result is an immediate, and completely natural way to reconstruct the breast. Depending on the desired size of the breast it may be possible to complete the reconstruction at the initial procedure, though further outpatient fat grafting procedures may be needed over the next few months to attain the final breast volume. The advantage of this approach is that you will immediately have a small to medium sized breast.

Dr. Hartog has also observed that there is significantly better healing of the mastectomy site with much less scarring of the tissues when immediate reconstruction with fat grafting is performed. This can help to make any subsequent procedures much simpler

The procedure can be performed with your mastectomy surgeon at a local Orlando area hospital. In some cases, both the mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with fat grafting, can be performed as a 100% outpatient procedure with your surgeon at our fully accredited and Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center, the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park. The surgery center is conveniently located immediately adjacent to the Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, Florida.

 

4355 Bear Gully Road
Winter Park, FL 32792