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Advanced Techniques In Breast Reconstruction

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Breast cancer patients suffer through many difficulties to overcome their disease. One of the possibilities is enduring a mastectomy to remove the breasts to stop the spread of cancer. The loss of the breasts can be an emotional time for many women, with a constant reminder of cancer evident on their body. Breast reconstruction is an option, but it has not always been an easy solution. New and advanced techniques in breast reconstruction surgery can achieve incredible outcomes for breast cancer patients.

In the past, breast cancer survivors could choose from breast implants or autologous breast reconstruction, which are still options. Breast implants can offer a faster road to restoring the breast appearance, but not everyone wants to live with breast implants. They are not lifetime devices, which means they could rupture or need to be replaced down the road. The biggest advancements have been made in the autologous methods of breast reconstruction.

Autologous Breast Reconstruction Advances

Autologous means tissue obtained from the patient when referring to surgery. Autologous breast reconstruction has been used for many years to recreate the breasts from fat, skin and muscle from the same patient. The tissues were moved from the abdomen and lower back to the chest wall to create the new breasts. While this eliminated the need for implants, it could be painful, and the recovery was extensive.

With the new methods and techniques used in autologous breast reconstruction, only fat and skin are grafted to the chest, not muscle. This can make a significant difference in the recovery process for the patient, while still creating beautiful, natural-appearing breasts. Using these techniques can spare damage to the abdominal muscles and give patients more options for their breast reconstruction plastic surgery.

Dr. Harry Salinas has performed more breast reconstruction surgeries after mastectomy than most plastic surgeons will ever complete during their career. He has excelled at utilizing the most advanced techniques to give his patients improved appearance and recovery from their procedure. To learn more about autologous and other types of breast reconstruction surgeries we offer, contact us at HMS Plastic Surgery in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area.

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1166 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

Phone: (786) 857-9788


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Patients Testimonials

Violet B.
Dr. Salinas has been amazing. He has a way about him that is so genuine and he makes you feel comforted immediately. You develop a faith and trust in him from that, and my experience was excellent. He did my reduction after a lumpectomy and I had no issues at all. Super happy with his work, and always a pleasure to meet. He is excellent at what he does and I highly recommend his work. Thank you Dr. Salinas
valentina z.
My oncologist recommended Dr. Salinas for my bilateral mastectomy reconstruction and I couldn’t be more grateful. He is not only an excellent professional but also a very kind human being. He was patient with all my questions and he made the process very smooth and clear. He took into consideration every detail we discussed during our consults I am very happy with the results!
marcia r.
Dr. Harry Salinas is an absolutely amazing doctor! I am a petite woman and due to menopause, my breast became very large affecting my back, neck and shoulders. Dr. Salinas performed a breast reduction and breast lift surgeon. Dr. Salinas invested a significant amount of time explaining the procedure. He was incredibly accommodating as regards to my schedule. He and his staff were always available for prompt follow up on any questions. The results were far beyond my expectations. My only regret is that I waited so long to have the procedure. Dr. Salinas has changed my life! I highly recommend Dr. Salinas for his skill, professionalism, kindness and good heart!