Direct to Implant Reconstruction
When confronting the reality of undergoing a mastectomy, it is common to want the entire process to be as streamlined and uncomplicated as possible. The benefit of choosing to have a direct-to-implant reconstruction (or DTI reconstruction surgery) is that it is essentially a single-stage procedure, allowing you to require a single surgery.
Electing to have a breast implant, as opposed to flap reconstruction, does offer certain advantages. By opting for a breast implant, you will only have one surgical site to contend with, therefore a short recovery time.
Dr. Andres uses his wide-ranging expertise and knowledge to deliver some of the best direct-to-implant reconstruction Phoenix has to offer.
About the procedure
Direct-to-implant reconstruction surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is delivered exclusively under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. The nature of this particular surgery is a single-stage surgery. Therefore, immediately following your mastectomy, Dr. Andres shall utilize methods to gently stretch the skin and expand the remaining tissue. By doing so, Dr. Andres will then be able to insert the breast implant. The type of implant that is being employed will have been previously discussed and decided on, during your consultation with Dr. Andres. From there, any reshaping and positioning shall be done, along with any nipple reconstruction that is needed.
A good candidate for a direct to implant reconstruction is one who will still maintain a decent preservation of skin covering the chest area, following the mastectomy. Dr. Andres works to ensure you obtain what is thought to be some of the top direct to implant reconstruction Scottsdale can administer.
Once you’re out of surgery and released from the hospital, you may return home. Your breasts will be carefully bandaged, to avoid any complications such as infection, as well as to facilitate in the healing process. You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for approximately 3-4 weeks. Generally, patients feel able to return to work and other daily routines within 1-2 weeks.
During your consultation
During your consultation, it is encouraged that you bring up any questions or concerns you may have with regard to your surgery. This gives Dr. Andres the chance to address them, so that you may feel fully informed and feel at ease in your choice for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Andres will examine your body, so that he may be able to give his professional opinion as to the procedure that shall best serve you and your needs. From there Dr. Andres will create a surgical plan that is tailored to your contours. By taking his time during the consultation and ensuring he is on the exact same page as his patients, Dr. Andres delivers among the best direct to implant reconstruction Scottsdale can extend.
If you would care to learn more about the available options for direct to implant reconstruction in Phoenix, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you may contact the office directly, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.Schedule a Consultation