Breast Reconstruction

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC -  - Dermatologist

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons located in Fairfax, VA

Breast Reconstruction Specialist
Dr. Reza Mirali specializes in breast implants and soft tissue breast reconstruction, using his expertise in advanced microsurgery techniques. For many women, breast reconstruction can begin right after surgery to remove cancer. Please consult with Dr. Mirali at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates in Fairfax, Virginia before your surgery so he can guide you through breast reconstruction options.

Breast Reconstruction Q & A

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

When should you get reconstructive breast surgery?

When to get breast reconstruction depends on your overall health, cancer staging, type of cancer treatment, and your personal choice — whether you prefer reconstruction at the time of the mastectomy or prefer to wait. To make the best decision and get help sorting through your options, it’s important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Mirali before you have surgery.

Why should you come to Dr. Mirali for breast reconstruction?

A board certified doctor is one who meets national standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills in a medical specialty. Dr. Mirali is uniquely qualified to perform breast reconstruction because he holds two board certifications, one from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the other from the American Board of Surgery.

A large part of his daily practice consists of reconstructive surgery. He’s also an expert in microsurgery, a technique that delivers the best results and a more natural appearing reconstructed breast. Since Dr. Mirali has performed hundreds of microsurgical procedures, you can be confident that you’re getting excellent care.

What reconstructive techniques are used by Dr. Mirali?

Dr. Mirali specializes in implant and soft tissue reconstruction of breast tissue. His expertise in advanced microsurgical techniques means he can rebuild the breast using tissue taken from another place on your body. He will guide you through the details, helping you make the best choice from several microsurgical options, including:

  • DIEP flap reconstruction: Reconstructs the breast using skin, fat tissue, and small blood vessels from the abdomen, but doesn’t remove any abdominal muscles.
  • SIEA flap reconstruction: The same as DIEP but takes tissue associated with different blood vessels.
  • TUG flap reconstruction: Some women may not be able to use abdominal tissue because they don’t have enough fat or they have scarring from previous surgery. A good option is TUG reconstruction, which takes skin and fat from the inner thigh.
  • TRAM flap reconstruction: Tissue for the new breast comes from your lower abdomen, but a portion of muscle is also used in the reconstruction.

 

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Consulation and Preparing for Surgery

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