A mastectomy or lumpectomy can be emotionally and physically demanding, especially since it leads to the loss of breasts, which can be a source of confidence and comfort for many women. Breast reconstruction allows us to restore the contours of your breasts and bring you closure after cancer treatment.
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 Bloomfield Township. He curates unique surgical plans to restore the appearance of your breasts using natural tissues from your body, ensuring completely safe and naturalized results.
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 Bloomfield Township, 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.
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.
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 Bloomfield Township.