Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Advanced techniques and devices enable Dr. Lettieri to create more naturally appearing breast. Breast reconstruction is one of the most emotionally rewarding surgery’s performed for women today.
Breast reconstruction surgery is chosen every year by thousands of women who have lost a breast(s) due to disease or trauma or women who choose prophylactic mastectomies because they are in high risk categories. Others include women who need revisional post mastectomy reconstruction. mastectomy surgery, or nipple tattoo. Regardless of the reason, because of new advanced techniques and devices – Dr. Lettieri can create a breast that comes close in form and appearance to a natural breast. This has made it a very emotionally rewarding surgery for women.
A surgeon who performs reconstructive surgeries must possess a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the human anatomy in order to be equipped to do these surgeries. This is because there is more intricate involvement with the anatomy during this type of surgery.
Dr. Lettieri has been performing and perfecting Breast Reconstruction surgeries for over 20 years and is known as a skilled surgeon who is an expert in reconstructive surgeries of the breast.
Reasons for Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Prophylactic Mastectomy for cancer rise or severe fibrocystic disease
The technique of breast reconstruction is not the same for every person. Dr. Lettieri will determine which is best for you as this often depends upon the type of surgery originally performed. After the reconstruction surgery, Dr. Lettieri will discuss reconstruction of the nipple areola complex - which is normally done under local anesthesia. Your surgery will be tailored to meet your needs and to achieve optimum results.
When implants are used for reconstruction, temporary breast tissue expanders are initially used and later replaced with permanent reconstructive breast implants.. These are normally used in cases where patients have had mastectomies due to breast cancer or non-malignant disease. The final implants can be smooth round devices or textured shaped devices, depending on what is best for the patient. Dr.Lettieri was one of a select group of plastic surgeons nationwide who participated in the investigative studies of the shaped reconstructive implants
It is commonly recognized that Plastic Surgeons – well trained in a particular area of reconstructive surgery – are also better equipped to perform cosmetic procedures.