Breast Reconstruction Columbia
To help restore a sense of wholeness and overall well-being following breast removal (mastectomy), Dr. Wassermann performs reconstructive surgery at all local hospitals and his South Carolina center.
Reconstruction can be performed in an immediate fashion (combined with mastectomy) or in a delayed fashion when treatment of the breast cancer has been completed.
Typically completed in stages, breast reconstruction can be achieved using various techniques. Two of the most common include a skin expansion technique along with a breast implant or a TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis muscle) flap technique, which utilizes skin and soft tissue from the patient’s abdomen to create a new breast mound.
A subsequent step includes reconstruction of a nipple and areola. Part of the reconstructive sequence can also include a procedure on the unaffected breast (augmentation, mastopexy, or reduction) in order to ensure excellent symmetry.
Dr. Wassermann’s uncompromising commitment to excellence and personal, compassionate care ensure that his patients complete their recovery with confidence.
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