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Dr.SA.Chidyllo New Jesey Plastic Surgeon Breast Reconstruction Enhances both ones life and Lifestyle
The Am Cancer Society predicts that about 240,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the USA in 2008. Improved plastic surgery techniques are restoring the look and feel of the breasts after masstectomy and improving a womans lifestyle.
By: Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD, FACS
Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same operation along with the masstectomy (immediate reconstruction)
There are two main types of breast reconstructive procedures which are safe and widely accepted. These include either the use of a "TISSUE EXPANDER" which is inserted beneath the chest wall musculature at the time of the masstectomy. The chest wall muscle and skin are expanded (stretched) over the next several weeks as an office procedure. The tissue expander is eventually replaced with either one of the new state of the art silicone or saline implants. This is followed by nipple reconstrution and areolar tatooing. Dr. Stephen Chidyllo has dedicated his career to perfecting the use of this form of reconstruction. The woman is admitted to the hospital over night after the surgery and is usually dischrged the following morning. The woman usually returns to a modified daily routine within seven to ten days, which todays "On the Go" women appreciate". For additional information on breast reconstruction, review the practice website on "reconstructive surgery" http://plasticsurgerynewjersey.org
In addition to tissue expansion and breast implant reconstruction, there are several techniques that surgeons use to create a new breast using tissue from the womans own body. In each of these procedures, skin, muscle and fat are taken form either the abdomen, back or buttocks to reconstruct the breasts. One of the disadvantages of these techniques is that they leave scars on the place from which the tissue was taken from to reconstruct the removed breast.
Breast Reconstruction has significantly evolved over the last several decades. Immediate reconstruction is a safe and well accepted procedure when a woman needs to undergo a masstectomy for the treatment of breast cancer. The most important issue is that women need to ask their breast surgeon concerning reconstruction prior to their masstectomy and request a consultation with a "Board Certified Plastic Surgeon" prior to scheduling their breast cancer surgery. In this way both the breast surgeon and plastic surgeon can coordinate their treatment to provide the best of care for the woman. For additional information on breast reconstruction and Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery please review: http://plasticsurgerynewjersey.org
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Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo of Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Breasts, Face and Body Contour. Dr. Chidyllo is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is on staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center and Shrewsbury Surgery Center.
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