Dr. Sadik collaborates with Breast Surgeons and Oncology to help recreate the shape and appearance of a woman’s breast following a mastectomy.
Implant-Based Reconstruction – typically a staged procedure involving placement of a tissue expander to the desired breast mound size followed by an exchange to a permanent implant, either saline-filled or silicone filled. The recovery for this procedure is quicker, but the process of tissue expansion is lengthier and is partially determine by any other treatments that are needed (chemotherapy, etc.).
Autologous Reconstruction – use of your own tissue (skin, subcutaneous fat and/or muscle) to recreate the breast mound. Tissue is taken from either the back or abdomen. The recovery for these procedures are often lengthier, but with better long-term outcomes.