Some patients are able to have a breast implant placed at the same time as they have their mastectomy performed. Known as direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, this procedure brings with it a number of benefits and can help to significantly improve the breast reconstruction process by reducing recovery times and the number of necessary procedures.
Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction with Dr. Srinivasa
Here at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, we offer a variety of methods by which you can complete your journey to full recovery. The right procedure for you often depends upon a wide variety of factors, including your physical condition, your goals for reconstruction, and a number of other important variables. This is why it’s important to work with a doctor who offers an impressive range of experience with breast reconstruction, like Dr. Dhivya Srinivasa. Working with her talented team, she’s able to offer a number of breast reconstruction techniques and can guide you through your various options, and help you choose the method which is right for you.
Read on to learn more about direct-to-implant breast reconstruction. If you think this might be the right procedure for you, reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our team at our Los Angeles or Thousand Oaks location today.
When to Consider Direct-to-Implant
Many women consider direct-to-implant breast reconstruction due to the fairly significant benefits that come along with it. Important to note, however, is that not all patients are ideal candidates for the direct-to-implant technique. There are certain factors that can limit a patient’s eligibility for this procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Srinivasa will help you explore the various options that are available to you, and will help you decide whether the direct-to-implant method is indeed the right one for you.
While many candidates for breast reconstruction must undergo a multi-step process, the direct-to-implant method limits the entire process to a single procedure, sparing you the need to go through multiple surgeries and recovery periods.
The Main Considerations with Direct-To-Implant Reconstruction
Dr. Srinivasa will talk you through the unique aspects of the direct-to-implant method, helping you consider your options and land on the right procedure for you. The following are some of the main points of consideration for the direct-to-implant method.
Patients considering this method must be willing to have breast implants that are the same size as their previous bust, if not smaller. Since no tissue expander is used in this method, the chest wall will not be able to accommodate implants that increase the size of the patient’s bust.
Following a mastectomy, the patient must have sufficient breast skin remaining to be considered for a direct-to-implant breast reconstruction procedure. This can be negatively impacted by a nipple-areola sparing, nipple-sparing, or skin-sparing mastectomy.
The direct-to-implant method requires healthy breast skin, which can be adversely affected by a medical condition such as lupus or diabetes. Regular smoking and drug use can also limit eligibility for the direct-to-implant procedure by negatively impacting the patient’s healing ability.
Patients considering the direct-to-implant breast reconstruction method must not have previously undergone radiation therapy. This raises specific concerns relating to the tissue health and wound healing abilities in the area.
Dedicated to Creating The Results You Deserve
Life can be unexpected...but the results of your breast reconstruction procedure should never be. Dr. Srinivasa and the dedicated team at the Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction have dedicated themselves to creating results that restore your body and life in equal measure.
Breast reconstruction is about so much more than simply rebuilding your physical body. It’s about restoring your appearance and peace of mind in a way that enables you to truly move on with your life and put your illness behind you. When you’re ready to learn more about how Dr. Srinivasa can help you, reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our team.
Your Direct-To-Implant Reconstruction Journey
While many methods for breast reconstruction involve a multi-step procedure, the direct-to-implant method enables patients to significantly reduce the impact this process can have. By eliminating the need for multiple procedures, patients are able to undergo just a single recovery period, so you can finally move on from your illness and rejoin your life once more. Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction is a wonderful way to enjoy your familiar curves and contours once more. If you’re interested in learning more about what this procedure can do for you, reach out to us at our Los Angeles or Thousand Oaks locations, and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.