Revolutionary advances in reconstructive breast surgery in recent years have enabled women to return to their natural shape following mastectomy, while maintaining their self-esteem and well-being. Women now have numerous choices when it comes to whether or not to have reconstructive breast surgery.
Our goal at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery is to make you feel whole again, by restoring your body to the way it was before your breast cancer diagnosis. When reconstructive breast surgery is your choice, it is crucial to your reconstructive outcomes to discuss all options with your surgeon prior to surgery.
There are two basic kinds of breast cancer reconstruction: breast implants and flap reconstruction. Breast implants involve inserting saline or silicone implants under the muscle tissues of the chest, helping to restore the shape of your natural anatomy. Natural tissue flap reconstruction surgery is a microsurgical technique utilizing the patient’s own tissue from other areas of the body to rebuild the breasts to their natural shape.
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.