Following mastectomy surgery, plastic surgeons are able to rebuild the breast region using breast reconstruction surgery. There are many reconstructive methods available for restoring the volume and shape lost during a mastectomy, and one option involves the use of tissue expanders.
Tissue expanders are temporary prosthetics placed in the breast area, beneath the pectoralis muscle. As part of your breast reconstruction surgery, your plastic surgeon may use these to gradually enlarge the region in order for it to better accommodate breast implants.
Interested in finding out more about tissue expanders and your breast reconstruction options? If so, contact us and arrange an informative consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Calvin Peters and Kendall Peters will be available to explain your options in greater detail.