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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is one of the best options to consider after mastectomy – post-cancer treatment. Dr. Azra Ashraf offers comprehensive breast reconstruction and takes great care of the patients and ensures excellent results.
Breast Reconstruction - Dr Azra Ashraf

Breast Reconstruction surgery helps you to restore your femininity

Breast cancer treatment sometimes also involves the partial or complete removal of one or both the breasts. This is also known as mastectomy. Patients in Fairfax, VA, and throughout the DC region often opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy to restore breast contour and well-being.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashraf offers numerous and comprehensive options for breast reconstruction. She helps them to restore their self-confidence. She offers this surgical process in Fairfax, VA.

Breast Reconstruction Process

The process of breast reconstruction is categorized into two types – implants and skin flap surgery. When it comes to implants, the surgeon uses saline or silicone implants underneath or on the top of the pectoralis muscle in the place of breast tissue. This can be either a single stage or two stage procedures depending on the patient’s anatomy and goals.

Skin flap surgery is also an effective process for breast reconstruction in which flap is placed on top of the muscle by Dr. Ashraf utilizing tissues from one part of the body to rebuild the breast. The surgeon takes out tissues from the abdomen as well as from the other parts of the body, such as back, buttock, or thigh.

Recovery

Depending on whether a patient proceeds with implant-based or flap surgery, they might need to spend several days in the surgeon’s hospital after the surgical process. It is also important to understand that one might need to undergo several surgeries to reconstruct her breast(s) fully.

Implant-based breast reconstruction requires approximately 2-4 weeks of recovery and possibly multiple office visits for expansion. Flap surgery recovery averages 4-6 weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Ashraf

Deciding to undergo breast reconstruction is an important personal decision, and one needs to feel confident with their decision. Studies demonstrate breast reconstruction has a positive effect on patient’s self-image, confidence and reduces psychological morbidity.

Dr. Ashraf offers comprehensive breast reconstruction in Fairfax, VA can help her patients to feel better about their appearance. Call 703-832-4000 / 301-232-3000 or book an appointment online to meet the surgeon in person.