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Body Copy: Our board-certified plastic surgeon at New Port Richey Surgery Center offers a variety of reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures to help you feel better about your overall health.
Whether you are a breast cancer survivor, or if you are just looking to feel better about yourself, our facility can recommend the right procedures through expert advice and consultation.
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Body Copy: Usually, breast reconstruction is performed after a patient has had a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. The emotional pain of losing a breast during cancer can be traumatic for many patients, so the decision to undergo breast reconstruction can often make patients feel more like themselves.
If you decide that breast reconstruction is the right thing for you, your surgeon will consult with you before the surgery to review any questions or concerns you may have. It will also be decided which type of reconstruction will be best for you.
There are essentially two different ways that a surgeon can reconstruct your breast. The first method is just reconstruction with an implant. An implant will be inserted that is filled with either silicone, salt water or both.
A "flap" reconstruction takes tissue transplanted from another part of your body to restructure your breast. Over time, several other minor surgeries may be needed, depending on your individual needs and the extent of your reconstruction.
If you are looking for a smoother and firmer abdominal area, a tummy tuck – or abdominoplasty – may be the best option for you.
If traditional dieting and exercising aren’t helping you achieve your goals of a firmer stomach, a tummy tuck can help remove excess skin and fat and help restore weakened muscles.
Before the procedure, your surgeon will consult with you on your goals for wanting to undergo the surgery. Although the results of a tummy tuck are considered to be permanent, it is important to understand that healthy diet and exercise are essential for maintaining your results.
Depending on your weight and goals, your surgeon will decide if a full tummy tuck or partial tummy tuck is right for you. In order to perform the surgery, you will be required to be put under general anesthesia.
During recovery, your incision will be covered in dressings and bandages and a small thin tube may be inserted under the skin to drain any excess fluid or blood. You will have several follow up appointments with your surgeon so they can ensure you are healing properly.
The goal of liposuction is to slim and reshape certain areas of the body where excess fat is collected. The removal of this fat restores contour, firmness and proportion.
If the traditional methods of exercise aren’t helping you rid yourself of cellulite or excess fat, liposuction may be beneficial. Usually, the procedure is more beneficial to use on certain areas of the body where large deposits of fat can collect. This includes: thighs, buttocks, upper arms, chin, neck and calves and ankles.
For the procedure and depending on your problem areas, you will be put under general, localized anesthesia or sedation. Your surgeon will make small insertions where the fat deposits collect and then use several tools to loosen and extract the excess fat.
After the surgery, your surgeon may place temporary drains to extract any excess fluid or blood. During your recovery, you will have to care and maintain the care of these drains, in addition to taking required medications and attending follow up appointments. All of these steps are necessary in order to maintain successful results and overall health. Your surgeon will instruct you on when you can return to normal activities, like regular exercise.