breast reconstruction surgery
Breast Reconstruction today can be performed at the time of the mastectomy, under the same anesthetic, and a new breast mound can be created using your own living tissue or saline or silicone implants are safely and effectively used to rebuild a beautiful, natural looking breast. Even though mastectomies are performed sparingly today, it is still often a necessary procedure to effectively deal with breast cancer. Dr. Davison is specially trained, has years of experience in breast reconstruction surgeries and achieves results that not only replace the breast – but are attractive and natural looking.
“All cosmetic surgery should be functional – and all reconstructive surgery should be aesthetic
and look as natural as possible.” Dr. Davison
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BREAST CANCER in the MEdia
BRCA and Mastectomy in the news with various celebrities, including Angelina Jolie undergoing Double Mastectomy to prevent Breast Cancer. FOX news features a patient of Dr. Davison that underwent this procedure and her work with FORCE.
Everyone has the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but only some of us have mutations that make us more likely to develop certain kinds of cancer, including breast and ovarian. About 750,000 people in the U.S. carry the mutations. Genetic testing for the mutation, which can be passed down by either mothers or fathers, began in the late 1990s.
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Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast Reconstruction in Washington, DC
Dr. Davison was named one of the Top Doctors for Plastic Surgery in Washingtonian Magazine: plastic surgeons specialize in restoring tissue damage; the following surgeons are recommended for breast reconstruction and repair.
All staff at DAVinci Plastic Surgery attend the BC3 Conference in DC
Dr. Davison and his staff recently attended the BC3 Breast Cancer And Coordinated Care Conference in Washington, DC. The continuing education of his staff is paramount in extending excellence in care to all of his patients.
BENEFITS OF BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PLASTIC SURERY:
- Breast Reconstruction rebuilds a breast mound after mastectomy surgery
- Breast Reconstruction can correct previous breast surgeries
- Breast Reconstruction surgery today uses advanced techniques
- Breast Reconstruction results in a natural looking, beautiful breast
- Breast Reconstruction is a safe, commonly performed procedure
- Breast Reconstruction can be performed at the time of a mastectomy
- Breast Reconstruction enhances body shape & self-esteem
A surgeon who performs breast reconstruction surgeries must possess a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the human anatomy to be equipped and qualified to do these surgeries well. Dr. Davison has years of specialized training and extensive experience in breast reconstruction surgeries – using today’s most advanced and refined techniques. By combining meticulous skill and the supreme elements of art and surgical science - His patients enjoy results that are functional – attractive and natural looking.
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY OPTIONS
TRAM FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Tram Flap breast reconstruction includes two main types of procedures – pedicled flap and the free flap procedure. In each technique, a portion of skin, fat and muscle is removed from the lower abdomen and transferred to the chest (mastectomy site). These living tissues are then used to create a new breast mound. Like the tissue removed during a tummy tuck – the tissue taken from the abdomen during a Tram Flap procedure is very similar. The Tram Flap procedure can be either pedicled - meaning it remains attached to its blood supply or it can be a free flap - which is detached from its original blood supply and reattached to a blood supply at its new location. Two scars are created during Tram Flap procedures – a horizontal abdominal scar that runs from hip to hip - and an elliptical shaped scar on the breast. Breast Reconstruction can be performed at the time of the mastectomy - under the same anesthetic - allowing you to wake up with a breast mound in place – or it can be delayed and performed later after you are recovered from your mastectomy and other treatments. More information
DIEP FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
DIEP Flap (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap) employs excess skin and fat harvested from the lower abdominal area through an incision similar to that used for a tummy tuck. DIEP Flap reconstruction often results in improved abdominal contour while sparing the rectus abdominal muscle and its overlying fascia. There is significantly less pain, more rapid recovery and the abdominal wall strength is preserved. DIEP Flap technique offers many benefits for woman who can have this method of breast reconstruction. Some patients have returned to work as early as 2 weeks post-surgery. More information
LATISSIMUS FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Latissimus Dorsi Flap breast reconstruction involves use of a flap of skin and muscle from the back on the same side as the operated breast. This is transferred forward to create a new breast that will look and feel natural since it is your own living tissue. This technique is appropriate for women who have had a mastectomy and who lack excess abdominal tissue – or who have had certain previous abdominal incisions. The Latissimus Flap technique may be a safer option for women who are at risk for the TRAM Flap technique. Using the Latissimus Flap - the blood supply is highly dependable and there are no abdominal complications. Latissimus Flap reconstruction can also be combined with implants. More information
GRACILIS FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
The Gracilis Flap technique employs excess skin and fat from the inner thigh to reconstruct breasts with a natural appearance. When an upper inn thigh flap is harvested as perforator flap without muscle, it is referred to as a Transverse Upper Thigh (TUT) Flap. Sometimes an inner thigh flap requires a small amount of gracilis muscle be incorporated into the flap to assure an adequate blood supply to the flap. These flaps are called TUG Flaps – Transverse Gracilis Flaps. Either flap can be harvested so that the donor site scar is placed discretely on the inside of the upper thigh. Unlike the rectus abdominus muscle that is missed – the gracilis muscle is a small muscle that is not missed. If this technique is your best choice – Dr. Davison will tailor it to your specific needs to achieve natural looking results. More information
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION WITH IMPLANTS
Use of implants in Breast Reconstruction is an option chosen by thousands of women every year who undergo a mastectomy. Today’s breast implants allow for breast reconstruction that can be done under the same anesthesia as your mastectomy – using either silicone or saline implants – so that you wake up with a breast in place. This process usually requires two or more surgeries, but the wonderful results are well worth it for those who choose Breast Reconstruction with Implants. More information
WHY CHOOSE A BOARD CERTIFIED SURGEON?
When considering any surgery it is most important to know and trust your surgeon. Dr. Davison is triple board certified and fellowship trained – which means he has specialized training and experience in three subspecialties, and he has met and exceeded the rigorous standards set forth by each board. To be fellowship trained means that, in addition to his med-school training and residencies, he has had several additional years of specialized surgical training for reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.