What Is Breast Reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction surgery can be performed to restore the chest to a normal appearance in size and shape following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. It's also used to restore the chest if it has been damaged by a birth defect or trauma. Advanced technologies in reconstructive surgery make it possible for breast cancer patients to feel whole again and have breasts that look natural after experiencing damage or tissue removal. This surgery may involve a few procedures and various stages that may either be performed at the beginning of your cancer treatment or delayed until a later date. For our Fresno, CA patients, Dr. John F. Burnett creates a unique treatment plan with a compassionate approach as we help you and your oncology team to restore your physical appearance and confidence. Reach out to learn more at John F. Burnett, MD.
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"My first breast augmentation was back in 2008 with Dr. Burnett, and it’s what made me search for him 12 years later! I was absolutely pleased with the first round, I was quite excited to have my implants exchanged. The only problem was after breastfeeding two babies, I was nervous about the choices available for a breast lift. I am not fond of scars, and after the consult, I was so relieved on the plan that fit me and my body that Dr. Burnett recommended. Dr. Burnett is professional, yet warm funny personality. I was at ease through the whole process. The staff is so helpful and is very prompt at returning phone calls. The result is amazing!! Dr. Burnett delivered exactly what I wished for. I couldn’t be happier!"- M.Z. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Words can’t even begin to describe how amazing Dr Burnett and his staff is. I would highly recommend him to ANYONE! I personally have met with multiple surgeons from Fresno to LA. And it took me years to decide who to choose. I am so glad I chose Dr. Burnett. His bedside manner is amazing and the work he has done for me fixed me for life. I can’t say enough about how Great full I am for the gift he has been blessed with to do such amazing work. Thank You Dr. Burnett. You really are magical :)"- D.P. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Dr. Burnett is one amazing Surgeon!I have been with him going all the way back to 18 yrs ago.He is a wonderful amazing person.His work ethics and professionalism is amazing. He is a very thoughtful, caring and kind Dr.His staff is very kind and always there for you. This will probably be my last surgery but I have been blessed with his excellent hand as my Dr. All through these yearshe has always had a sweet smile with a kind true heart."- A.L. / Yelp / Feb 25, 2021
How Is Breast Reconstruction Performed?
Each breast reconstruction surgery is highly personal and requires a unique consultation with Dr. Burnett to determine the best approach for your body. In general, the procedure will involve removing skin and other tissues from areas, such as the abdomen, back, inner thigh, or from places on a donor's body, and grafting it onto the chest. Other techniques apply a tissue expander under the breast wall and then gradually fill it with a saline solution over the course of 4 – 6 months to stretch the skin naturally. Once the final step has been completed for your breast reconstruction, you should wear a medical support bra and you may be given medication by Dr. Burnett to minimize discomfort, bleeding, and swelling. Ongoing checks with breast exams and mammograms are critical and highly recommended for your ongoing health.
Reclaim Your Self-Confidence
While the breast reconstruction process can be lengthy, it is probably one of the most worthwhile procedures for our Fresno, CA patients at John F. Burnett, MD. It can help decrease the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer treatment while also allowing you to restore your self-confidence and figure. If you have breast cancer, have had an injury to the chest, or were born with a physical condition that affects the shape of your breasts, we invite you to call our Fresno, CA office and schedule your consultation with Dr. John Burnett.