More than 30 years have passed since October became Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. Today, advances in medical technologies, pharmaceuticals, and surgical techniques save thousands of lives every year. From detection to treatment, modern medicine has gone through considerable evolutions–especially in terms of advances in breast reconstruction options.
Dr. Armijo is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with particular expertise in breast surgeries. Modern microsurgical techniques provide him the ability to create a truly one-of-a-kind procedure built to meet your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
It can seem daunting to sift through all the information and choices, but together we will work to find the treatment plan that’s best for you. What’s most important to remember is you have options, and we can help.
Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction: Groundbreaking Results
One of the newest and most state-of-the-art treatment options available is today is pre-pectoral breast reconstruction. Because it boasts both a faster than average recovery time (compared to traditional methods) and a significant reduction in pain, this technique works by placing tissue expanders or implants on top of the pectoral muscles.
This procedure doesn’t require any stretching or cutting of the muscles themselves, so patients can return to activities much sooner. You’ll likely see your full range of motion return within the first month.
This method is by far the most minimally invasive reconstruction option. Dr. Armijo can place your expander or implants through a small incision, creating a new breast mound. Finally, when your body has accustomed, Dr. Armijo will remove the expander through the same incision and insert an implant.
New Natural Alternatives to Implants
While implants offer the fastest recovery, some of our patients want to seek a more natural means of reconstructing their breasts. Fat transfer is a new treatment method beloved by doctors and patients alike for its natural look and feel.
This treatment has seen considerable advances, and today you can benefit from the results of liposuction along with fuller, beautiful breasts. During this procedure, Dr. Armijo will move only skin, fat, and tissue to the chest area, sculpting your new breast contour.
While many patients find this an ideal treatment method, it is not suited for everyone. Dr. Armijo can determine whether you’re a good candidate during your initial consultation based on your anatomy and medical history.
Schedule a Consultation
Before you make the decision of which reconstruction technique is right for you, it’s critical to meet with a medical professional to fully discuss your options. During your consultation with Dr. Armijo, we’ll go in-depth about the pros and cons of each technique.
Depending on your health, lifestyle, activity level, plans to have children, fat volume, schedule, and any medical plans for a lumpectomy or mastectomy, Dr. Armijo will guide you towards the best option available.
It’s both acceptable and essential to take your time making the decision. Our expert team is here to help you along every step of your journey. To schedule an in-person consultation at our Dallas, TX, office give us a call at (214) 540-1434 or contact us online today.