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There are several different techniques—including flap techniques, tissue expansion, fat grafting and the use of surgical implants—used in breast reconstruction, any one of which can be used to restore your breasts to their normal shape, size, and condition. For women in Newport Beach or the surrounding areas who have experienced a mastectomy as a result of cancer or another serious health condition, our breast reconstruction procedure serves as the final step toward complete and total healing.

FlexHD® Pliable™ Breast Reconstruction

Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS can actually build a better breast, with the use of his unique fenestrated design of FlexHD. FlexHD Pliable — also known as an internal bra — is the latest generation of allograft, designed to conform to and support the breast pocket, and exclusively made for breast reconstruction. 

Using this special tissue to act as a “hammock” that holds the breast implant in place, Dr. Wirth creates a natural “sling” for the breast. Not only does FlexHD Pliable protect your implant, but it also creates and maintains the “lift” of your breast to prevent future sagging. 

The healing process is much faster, and the procedure lessens implant visibility and palpability, which aids in alleviating the possibility of necrosis of the flap during reconstruction.

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Your Breast Reconstruction Options

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?

The most common candidates for breast reconstruction with Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS are women in Newport Beach or the surrounding areas who have undergone, or will undergo, mastectomy as a result of cancer or another serious health condition. In these cases, Dr. Wirth can rebuild the breast and restore a sense of feminine wholeness. Because this type of breast surgery is typically associated with traumatic and high-stress life events, Dr. Wirth will work closely with you to determine your unique plan for reconstruction. Taking into account your personal medical history, your aesthetic and cosmetic goals, and your unique physical anatomy, you and Dr. Wirth will develop a treatment plan that enables you to look and feel your absolute best.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The procedure always begins with anesthesia in order to reduce intraoperative pain and discomfort, with the actual procedures followed in the surgery being heavily dictated by the condition of your skin, muscles, and tissue.

In some cases—most notably those involving tissue expanding breast implants—multiple treatments may be required to ensure optimal results in reconstruction.

In general, Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS will rebuild your breast through a series of flaps, muscle and skin flaps/grafts, tissue expanding breast implants, saline implants, or silicone implants, fat grafting, and more. Techniques include:

  • Tissue expansion and breast implants
  • Latissimus dorsi flap
  • reconstruction
  • TRAM flap reconstruction
  • DIEP flap reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Nipple reconstruction

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Nipple Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction following mastectomy or other surgery is an extremely personal choice. One of the aspects you may want to consider is whether or not you want to get nipple reconstruction as part of your procedure. There are numerous options, each with their own benefits and drawbacks, and which is best for you will depend heavily on your own unique situation and personal goals.

Some of the options for nipple reconstruction include:

  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Building a new nipple with surrounding skin
  • Nipple sharing
  • Medical tattooing or micropigmentation

After Your Breast Reconstruction Procedure

Immediately following your breast reconstruction, the incisions will be properly dressed and bandaged and you will likely be given an elastic bandage or support bra to wear to help reduce swelling and to support your newly-rebuilt breast. Be sure to follow whatever instructions are provided by Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS and his team. In the weeks following reconstruction, avoid subjecting incision sites to excessive stress, motion, force, or abrasion.

The aesthetic outcomes of your breast surgery will be noticeable immediately. In time, residual swelling and irritation at incision sites will also decrease, but incision lines will always be visible to some degree. You will work closely with Dr. Wirth to evaluate the results of your cosmetic surgery and to ascertain whether or not further operations or treatments will be beneficial.

Understanding Your Breast Reconstruction Options

While the process of reconstruction was by no means an easy one, or pain-free, Dr. Wirth's attention to all my concerns made me feel confident that I was in the best hands. All questions were answered, no matter how many times I asked them. Dr. Wirth put my fears to rest. I felt good (and looked good!) during the expansion process and the results of the reconstruction came out to be PERFECT. Choosing Dr. Garrett Wirth as my surgeon made actual miracles happen!

L.B.

Expert Advice from a Published Author

Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS is a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach who is passionate about providing his patients, and women around the world, with the information they need to achieve and maintain optimal breast health. 

From frank discussions about cosmetic surgery to straightforward explanations of breast cancer treatment options and what life looks like after breast cancer, Personalized Breast Care: A Guide for Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Cancer, and Reconstruction is a comprehensive guide for women of all ages. Understanding what to look for and what to expect is a hugely important aspect of being a strong advocate for your own healthcare.

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If you’re in Newport Beach or the surrounding areas and you think breast reconstruction might be the best way to restore your appearance and quality of life, we want to hear from you! Contact the office of Board Certified plastic surgeon Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS by calling (949) 558-2133, to learn more about how we can help you to live your very best life today.

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