Breast Reconstruction at Plastic + Hand
Plastic + Hand surgeons provide breast reconstruction surgery for cancer patients or in order to reduce the size and weight of breasts. Whether it’s breast surgery after or at the time of mastectomy, using implants or your own tissue, Plastic + Hand has the expertise and compassion to make your breast reconstructive surgery a little easier.
Trained at the country’s top medical centers, Plastic + Hand surgeons have the depth of experience and skills necessary to perform your breast reconstruction surgery safely and successfully…all right here in Maine.
Breast Cancer Reconstruction
For more than 35 years, Plastic + Hand surgeons have provided reconstructive care for women with breast cancer. Typically, breast reconstruction occurs during or soon after mastectomy (or lumpectomy). However, it can also be done months or even years afterwards. What’s important is that whenever it happens, it happens because you are ready.
The techniques for immediate and delayed reconstruction continue to evolve and improve, and today a wide range of reconstructive options are available. Plastic + Hand surgeons regularly attend and participate in local and national conferences in order to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive reconstructive care for our patients.
Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery
If your breast reconstruction surgery was done years ago, you should know that advancements have been made to breast reconstruction techniques. Plastic + Hand surgeons are trained in the latest advancements to help you look, feel and move better.
Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Using your own tissue for breast reconstruction enables the breast to look and behave more like natural breast tissue. One of the great things about Plastic + Hand is that we have the expertise to provide autologous breast reconstruction; many hospitals in Maine and across the country do not.
Getting ready for breast cancer reconstruction surgery
Before your breast reconstruction surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss each of the available options for reconstruction. Choices include using your own tissue, using prosthetic materials, or a combination of the two.
If a partial mastectomy will be performed, procedures on the opposite (non-cancer) breast are often required to optimize symmetry. No matter what is needed, our surgeons will set up an individualized plan to fit your unique needs.
You can trust Plastic + Hand
Plastic + Hand surgeons are actively involved with the Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and Southern Maine Health Care Breast Centers, providing urgent consultations for women with a new diagnosis. They attend the tumor boards at these centers and participate in the multidisciplinary care decisions required to provide our breast cancer patients with the very best outcomes.
Schedule time to talk to us
Each and every patient is unique. It’s important to us that we listen to our patients from the outset, so a consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator is the first step in deciding whether breast reconstruction is right for you.