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Reconstruct your breasts after cancer treatment

For many women, the fight against breast cancer doesn’t end with mastectomy or lumpectomy. If you’re unhappy with the loss of your natural breasts, Dr. Khan can offer personalized breast reconstruction in Novi to help you find closure and peace of mind. He curates unique surgical plans to restore the appearance of your breasts using natural tissues from your body, ensuring completely safe and naturalized results.

woman after breast reconstruction in Novi

What is breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that rebuilds your chest and breast contours after breast cancer treatment. There are multiple ways to rebuild your breasts, including silicone or saline breast implants, but we only offer autologous breast reconstruction using skin and breast tissues harvested from your body. Our surgeon harvests excess skin and tissues from another part of your body and transfers them to the breasts to reconstruct your contours.

Dr. Khan avoids using saline or silicone implants because they have a fairly high risk of complications. Over the past decades, it has become increasingly clear that breast implants aren’t as safe as they’re often said to be. In addition to the well-documented risks of capsular contracture, leaks, and ruptures, many women also experience symptoms of breast implant illness, and autoimmune/inflammatory conditions that can negatively affect their quality of life.

Dr. Khan specializes in autologous tissue breast reconstruction in Novi, a surgical procedure that involves using tissues drawn from your body to reconstruct the breasts. The surgeon harvests excess tissues from the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, or thighs and transfers them to the chest to reconstruct natural-looking breasts. Since the tissues are drawn from your body, there are no risks of complications, autoimmune disorders, or infections. Furthermore, the resultant breasts look and feel completely natural.

Benefits of autologous breast reconstruction:

  • Provide closure after breast cancer treatment
  • Help you achieve feminine and attractive breast contours
  • Ensure completely safe and natural results
  • No risks of infections or autoimmune disorders
  • Customized according to your needs
  • Remove excess fat deposits from the donor site, such as the abdomen
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
woman after breast reconstruction in Novi

Am I a suitable candidate for breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is ideal for women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Your breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after mastectomy or several months or years after cancer treatment. Dr. Khan will perform a thorough evaluation, review your medical history, and work with your cancer treatment team to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Your personalized breast reconstruction journey in Michigan

Consultation

Your breast reconstruction in Novi journey starts with a thorough consultation. Dr. Khan will review your medical history, examine your existing condition, administer tests, and discuss your goals and concerns. After a thorough evaluation, he will select the ideal type of autologous tissue flap and donor site for your procedure and curate a personalized treatment plan.

Surgery

Dr. Khan performs breast reconstruction at his state-of-the-art surgical facility under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The specific details of the procedure will depend on your unique condition and the targeted donor site, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or back.

Dr. Khan makes a small incision on the donor site, following which excess tissues are harvested without damaging the muscles. The harvested tissues are carefully transferred to the breasts to help you achieve beautiful, well-shaped breasts.

Recovery

Each patient goes through a unique recovery process. You will experience swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness, and discomfort around the breasts for a few weeks. Your doctor will provide a supportive bra, which you’ll have to wear for a few weeks. You can resume low-level activities after a week or two, but strenuous workouts and heavy lifting must be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks. You must follow Dr. Khan’s recovery guidelines to ensure optimal results.

Why choose Dr. Khan?

Dr. Khan is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in breast explant and reconstruction procedures. He strictly avoids placing implants for augmentation or reconstruction because of the high risk of illness and complications. Instead, he offers autologous reconstruction techniques to ensure safe and natural-looking results. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for breast reconstruction in Novi.

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