Tissue expansion is a surgical procedure utilized by plastic surgeons to produce the extra skin necessary for reconstructing almost any part of the body. Newport Beach tissue expansion procedures are frequently used for breast reconstruction.
What Happens After Tissue Expansion?
Our Orange County team will provide you with specific postoperative care instructions during your recovery. It is likely that you will experience some immediate discomfort and tightness of the skin following your tissue expansion procedure. Discomfort usually subsides within a few hours. Dr. Wirth may provide you with pain medication to minimize discomfort.
Recovery times vary depending upon the extent of your procedure. If the tissue expansion is separate from breast removal, in most cases you will be able to return to work and social activity within 3-4 days. Generally, the results of tissue expansion are excellent. It is important to keep in mind that while tissue expansion can dramatically improve your appearance and quality of life, you should not expect perfection.