Breast reconstruction is to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry and size following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or congenital deformities. Dr. Acharya works closely with both general surgeons and oncologist to coordinate the optimal treatment plan for breast cancer patients on their personal goals and reconstruction.
Almost all breast reconstruction after a mastectomy requires several “stages” to achieve the final desired result. Dr. Acharya most often recommends two-stage reconstruction, beginning with a tissue expander at the first stage that is gradually filled to desired volume followed by a second stage procedure where the expander is removed, and a permanent breast implant is inserted.
And although a surgeon attempts to match the size, shape, position and other attributes of the remaining breast, an exact match is not possible. To achieve symmetry, the remaining breast may be operated on to make it bigger or smaller, or to lift it. Besides expanders and implants, flap reconstructions are done in breast reconstruction. Dr. Acharya and his staff are here to support you and help you in the restoration of appearance and recovery of mind and body.