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Total Breast
Reconstruction™

Breast Reconstruction restores the shape and appearance of the breast. You may consider breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, but the decision for each women is personal. At GCA® we understand how unique and personal this decision is, learn more about the procedure and your options with GCA®.

 

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

What is it?

Breast reconstruction restores and rebuilds the breast shape after a mastectomy. It may be performed following removal of the whole breast (mastectomy) or part of the breast (lumpectomy). The aim is to reconstruct a breast of similar size and shape to your original breast. However, they won’t be identical.

 

Breast Reconstruction Options

Breast reconstruction can be approached differently. It can start during the mastectomy (immediate breast reconstruction), or in a separate operation after the mastectomy (delayed breast reconstruction), to allow recovery time and strength rebuilding after surgery. This choice should be discussed with a surgeon since it also depends on factors such as the type and stage of cancer, personal preference or the treatment.

Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Delayed Breast Reconstruction

 

 One-Stage Breast Reconstruction

Immediately after your general surgeon removes any cancerous breast tissue, your plastic surgeon will place your breast implant(s). This type of procedure is an option if you’ve had a nipple-sparing mastectomy, meaning the nipple is not removed and most of the breast skin is intact.

Two-Stage Breast Reconstruction

This is done when it is required to create a space in your chest tissue for a breast implant.

First Stage:

Your surgeon will insert a tissue expander and expand the space over time for an implant. You will meet with your Plastic on a regular basis to fill the expander and stretch the skin.

Second Stage:

Once the expander has made the space for the desired size your Surgeon will perform a surgery to insert the definitive breast implant.

 

Total Breast Reconstruction™

The New Stardard of Care by GC Aesthetics®

At GC Aesthetics® we believe in second chances. We believe that Breast Reconstruction can help you recover from within. That is why we created the Total Breast Reconstruction™ concept, to offer you and your surgeon a complete portfolio with breast, nipple-areola, face, body implants, skin expanders and complementary products designed to support the best outcome for women undergoing immediate and delayed breast reconstruction surgery.

 

 

Nipple Reconstruction

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FixNip™ NRI: The Nipple and Areola Reconstruction Implant

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Questions?

Check out our FAQs about Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Breast reconstruction restores and rebuilds the breast shape after a mastectomy. It may be performed following removal of the whole breast (mastectomy) a part of the breast (lumpectomy). The aim is to reconstruct a breast of similar size and shape to your original breast. However, they won't be identical.

A Mastectomy is when breast tissue if fully removed due to the presence of cancerous or pre-cancerous growth. The amount of tissue removed varies based on the size and stage of your cancer. More or less skin and/or the nipple may also need to be removed. Under certain circumstances, women with breast cancer have the opportunity to choose between total removal of a breast (mastectomy) and breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation. Although lumpectomy is the less invasive option and many women choose this route, deciding between lumpectomy and mastectomy depends on how you feel.

A prophylactic mastectomy is a surgery to remove one or both breasts to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. If you are at high risk of developing breast cancer (for example, there’s a strong family history), you might be exploring possible ways that you can reduce this risk. While a prophylactic mastectomy can significantly reduce risk of developing breast cancer, this surgery is also a serious decision that can have a considerable impact on your life. Take the time you need to talk to your surgeon and family members about the different ways you can lower your risk.

A lumpectomy is the removal of the breast tumor and some of the normal tissue that surrounds it. Technically, a lumpectomy is a partial mastectomy, as part of the breast tissue is removed. However, the amount of tissue removed can vary greatly. Make sure you understand from your surgeon about how much of your breast may be removed and what kind of scar you will be left with.