Overview of Reconstruction With Implants

Overview of Reconstruction With Implants

Before or after a partial or complete removal of the breasts (a mastectomy), you might consider surgery to reconstruct the original appearance of your breasts. Implant breast reconstruction is one of the most popular techniques available, with a high rate of patient satisfaction. In this procedure, the breast(s) are recreated using saline (salt water) or silicone gel-filled implants.

At MedStar Health, we offer two types of breast reconstruction procedures that use implants. One is an implant procedure that uses balloon-like tissue expanders to first expand the skin and muscle to form a recreation of your breast shape. Over the course of a few months, you’ll receive saline injections for the expander. Once you reach your desired size, you’ll schedule another surgery to remove the expanders and insert the permanent implants.

Direct-to-implant breast reconstruction is another implant-based reconstruction procedure we offer at MedStar Health. It is our most commonly performed procedure at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. This is thanks in part to the advanced techniques pioneered by our surgeons to help give the highest quality results with only one surgical procedure needed.

Procedures we offer

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Choosing MedStar

MedStar Health is a nationally recognized leader in breast reconstruction using implants. Our breast surgeons have years of experience working exclusively in breast procedures and have developed their own surgical techniques to help patients recover faster and have better results.

We offer convenient locations for your implant-based breast reconstruction surgery throughout the greater Washington, D.C.—Baltimore area. No matter which location you choose, you can expect to receive the same compassionate care that puts you first.

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