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
July 31, 2008 - PRLog -- After the surgical removal of a breast for the treatment of breast cancer (masstectomy) many more women are choosing breast reconstruction as part of their overall surgical treatment.   Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo, medical director of Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery states that by including immediate breast reconstruction as part of a womans treatment improves a woman's self confidence, esteem, appearance and lifestyle.  A woman does not need to bother with a breast prosthesis and can wear swimsuits, evening dresses and other types of clothing without anyone noticing that they have had a breast removed. For further information concerning Dr.Stephen Chidyllo and Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery please review the office website at: http://plasticsurgerynewjersey.org

Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same operation along with the masstectomy (immediate reconstruction) or months or even years later (delayed reconstruction).  In either case Dr. Chidyllo recommends that a women at least speak with their breast surgeon concerning breast reconstruction and seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to their masstectomy.  Dr. Stephen Chidyllo recommends that immediate breast reconstruction always be considered and investigated prior to a masstectomy.  In this way, if the women is a candidate for immediate reconstruction, it allows the "surgical team" time to coordinate the treatment of the patient.

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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