Facing a mastectomy can be a difficult, stressful experience that most women are not prepared for. We understand this, and we do everything within our power to minimize concerns and give you peace of mind leading up to your breast reconstruction in Boston and Hingham, MA.
Dr. Dax Guenther is a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides a range of surgical options to ensure that your specific needs are met. He will work with you to make sure you are adequately informed about your options, the treatment process, and that all of your questions have been answered.
Talking with Dr. Guenther can help you feel relieved and empowered as you review your choices for breast reconstruction. Request a consultation online, or call our office at (781) 740-7840 (Hingham), (508) 901-9239 (Nantucket), or (617) 306-3175 (downtown) to speak with a member of our team today.
We believe that each breast reconstruction patient needs a personalized treatment plan. During your consultation, Dr. Guenther will outline your options for creating beautiful and natural-looking results that leave you feeling whole. Patients turn to us to:
- Reconstruct the breasts to look and feel natural
- Create breasts that are symmetrical and balanced
- Re-create the nipple and areola for a complete reconstruction
Dr. Guenther will explain how various methods can create results that more closely match your goals. We take the time necessary to fully understand your needs, and to make sure you are physically and emotionally ready for surgery.
Advanced Techniques & Options
Whether reconstruction takes place after or at the time of mastectomy, women need someone with enough training to help them restore the appearance of their breasts with minimal complication and discomfort. Our team has extensive experience with all types of breast reconstruction, and Dr. Guenther offers a range of techniques to meet each woman's needs.
The two primary forms of breast reconstruction Dr. Guenther offers are:
- Implant-based reconstruction involves the use of breast implants to restore breast volume. Dr. Guenther will explain the benefits of each option, and how it will affect your results.
- Flap-based reconstruction involves moving the patient's own tissue from an area of the body such as the abdomen or back and using it to re-create the breast mound.
Sometimes, a temporary tissue expander is placed at the time of surgery to make room for either a tissue flap or an implant. Over the course of several weeks, the expander is gradually filled with saline to enlarge the pocket and expand the skin in preparation for a more permanent replacement.
Healing & Enjoying Your New Look
Your recovery will primarily depend on the extent of the procedure, and which techniques are chosen. Typically, women who undergo delayed breast reconstruction with the use of a tissue expander will be able to return home sooner than those who opt for an immediate reconstruction, or those undergoing flap reconstruction. Dr. Guenther will give you a more accurate estimate of your recovery process during your consultation.
In cases where the nipple has been removed, Dr. Guenther will reconstruct the nipple and areola as the final stage of reconstruction.
This can be a trying time in your life, but you can rest assured that our team will be with you the entire time to ensure your comfort.