Numerous Chicago breast reconstruction patients visit Dr. Fenner due to his years of experience and surgical ability. Many women need significant breast reconstruction due to breast cancer or the removal of implants. Breast reconstructive procedures are designed to restore the shape of the breasts in the most natural and aesthetic manner possible. Our Chicago-area practice in Evanston offers breast implants and flap reconstruction procedures to enhance our patients’ figures and renew their self-esteem. With an extensive selection of breast reconstructive procedures, Dr. Geoffrey Fenner works closely with each patient to determine the appropriate procedure for her.
Our breast reconstruction treatments include:
If you’ve had a mastectomy and are missing breast tissue and some skin as a result of the procedure, our Chicago-area practice can help. Using breast implants to restore a natural-looking breast can improve your self-confidence and rebuild your body image. Get more details on implant reconstruction and find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, or contact Fenner Plastic Surgery today to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Fenner.
Patients with signs of premalignant breast disease, a family history of breast cancer, or those who have had cancer in the opposite breast may consider a subcutaneous mastectomy. The procedure can typically be performed to remove the majority of the breast tissue while preserving the skin and nipple. Subcutaneous mastectomies are usually followed with reconstruction using breast implants or flap reconstruction techniques. Read more about the mastectomy procedure to see learn if it’s a good option for you.
Another option to restore breast tissue and skin following a mastectomy is TRAM flap reconstruction. This procedure takes a flap of the patient’s lower abdominal fat, muscle, and skin and transfers it to the area with missing breast tissue, using the muscle’s own blood supply. This is a serious surgery that requires hospitalization. Additional procedures performed on the remaining natural breast, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, can enhance results of a TRAM flap reconstruction.
Similar to the TRAM flap reconstruction procedure, latissimus dorsi reconstruction creates a natural-looking breast by taking a flap of skin and muscle from the upper back and rotating it to the breast area, leaving the blood supply intact. This procedure requires hospitalization and is normally followed by an additional treatment at our Chicago-area practice, such as breast implants, to provide correct volume to the treated area and enhance the results of the latissimus dorsi reconstruction.
Patients who had breast augmentation in the past and are suffering from medical concerns such as implant rupture might consider implant removal. Dr. Fenner can provide experienced treatment at his Evanston center, removing old breast implants and restoring natural-looking breasts with a variety of treatment options. Learn more about breast implant removal to find out if it’s right for you.
To learn more about the reconstructive breast procedures offered at our Chicago-area center, including reconstruction with breast implants or implant removal procedures, consult with acclaimed breast augmentation Chicago surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Fenner regarding your specific needs. Your medical procedure may be covered by insurance. Contact Fenner Plastic Surgery today with any questions you may have. Our kind and professional staff would be happy to help you in any way.