Charleston, SC Breast Implant Reconstruction
Cancer is a devastating disease that takes a heavy toll on families. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at O’Neill Plastic Surgery are putting the emphasis on breast
health, reconstruction, and patient care. We are the top choice in Charleston, SC for breast reconstruction. Our dedicated team takes patients’ over health and wellness very seriously.
Breast Implant Reconstruction
There are two ways that breast implant reconstruction can be completed. A Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction procedure, or a Tissue Expander-to-Implant Reconstruction procedure. A One-Stage implant procedure is often best suited for patients with good preservation of breast skin post-mastectomy. This procedure can be performed when there is not a need for expansions of the tissue pocket that will hold the implant.
A Two-Stage implant procedure is optioned when the tissue pocket is too small to hold the implant at the time of the mastectomy and must be expanded over time. The first stage of this process involves placement of an expanding device. The expander gradually fills (using a sterile saline solution) and is injected into a port within the tissue expander. Once the expander is filled, a second procedure is completed to remove it and insert the actual breast implant in its place.
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