Irradiated tissue can provide complications during breast reconstruction. Because it firms and hardens tissue, irradiation can also impact breast reconstruction results and cause less than ideal contours. However, a new study has found that fat injections prior to reconstruction can add pliability and elasticity to the area. This can produce more natural looking and pleasing results when used in conjunction with both tissue expanders and breast implants during reconstruction.

McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside is a breast cancer survivor who has long employed the most advanced breast reconstruction techniques. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Gartside can customize tram flap, back tissue flap, and implant reconstruction to produce symmetry and restore the upper body following mastectomy or lumpectomy. During your free breast reconstruction consultation at our McLean or Reston, Virginia office, Dr. Gartside will discuss all of your option, carefully listen to your specific concerns, and help you determine which options will best meet your needs. Dr. Gartside can also work directly with you and your oncologist to protect your comfort and help ensure optimal results.

To schedule your free breast reconstruction consultation with our board-certified female plastic surgeon, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or by calling 703-742-8004 today. Dr. Gartside welcomes women from all areas of Virginia and the Washington DC area.