Breast Reconstruction

Breast cancer affects approximately 12.5% of women living in the U.S. Many women who undergo treatment for breast cancer may need a mastectomy for treatment. This surgical procedure removes the breast tissue and sometimes the nipple and areola. Only the breast skin remains. As part of the recovery process, many women opt to undergo breast reconstruction to recreate the volume and shape they once had.

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction surgery has undergone numerous advances in the last decade and there are many techniques to reconstruct the breast. This surgery helps to restore the breasts to a normal appearance and shape following treatment for breast cancer. Breast reconstruction surgery often involves a combination of procedures that are performed in stages. The type of reconstruction is either implant-based or flap reconstruction. By looking at a number of variables with a patient, Dr. Mohan will help the patient choose the best treatment for them to gain optimal results.

What to Expect During Breast Reconstruction?

In breast reconstruction, the plastic surgeon aims to recreate the breast mound, nipple, and areola. The surgical oncologist or breast surgeon performs the mastectomy or surgical treatment to remove the mass or tumor. Dr. Mohan performed his residency training at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital and worked under many famous breast and plastic surgeons who taught him the art of breast reconstruction. He gained experience in tissue expander/breast implant-based reconstruction and autologous breast reconstruction using free flaps. Autologous breast reconstruction means using the patient’s own tissue to rerecreate the shape of the breast. Sometimes tissue neighboring the breast can be used but if the tissue is needed from the abdomen or thigh, then a free flap is required. A free flap involves transferring tissue from one region of the body to the breast and performing microsurgery to connect millimeter-sized vessels that will help provide blood flow to the free flap.

Dr. Mohan also performs nipple-areolar reconstruction, fat grafting, symmetry procedures, and revisions for breast reconstruction patients. He is well-versed with pre-pectoral breast reconstruction.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are considering breast reconstruction, please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohan to discuss breast reconstruction options. Dr. Mohan evaluates each patient and determines a surgical treatment plan after discussing the patient’s goals and desires. There is no cookie-cutter approach in breast reconstruction and Dr. Mohan personalizes the care for each patient. Each patient is guided throughout the entire process by Dr. Mohan and his staff.

Breast reconstruction can be a very complex topic because there are so many options and possibilities. Dr. Mohan would be happy to speak to you and explain all of the treatment options during a consultation. Our team will be available throughout the entire process to help answer your questions. We truly want to provide the best possible care to breast cancer patients as they go through this difficult period in

More Breast Reconstruction Options

Dr. Mohan also performs nipple-areolar reconstruction, fat grafting, symmetry procedures, and revisions for breast reconstruction patients. He is well-versed with pre-pectoral breast reconstruction.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are considering breast reconstruction, please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohan to discuss breast reconstruction options. Dr. Mohan evaluates each patient and determines a surgical treatment plan after discussing the patient’s goals and desires. There is no cookie-cutter approach in breast reconstruction and Dr. Mohan personalizes the care for each patient. Each patient is guided throughout the entire process by Dr. Mohan and his staff.

Breast reconstruction can be a very complex topic because there are so many options and possibilities. Dr. Mohan would be happy to speak to you and explain all of the treatment options during a consultation. Our team will be available throughout the entire process to help answer your questions. We truly want to provide the best possible care to breast cancer patients as they go through this difficult period in

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