Dallas Breast Reconstruction Surgeon
As an accomplished Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. George A. Toledo and his staff are committed to providing compassionate, professional care that not only transforms a patient’s appearance, but also his or her quality of life. Dr. Toledo has more than 20 years of experience in the field and is proud to offer advanced surgical treatments to Dallas breast reconstruction patients. Breast reconstruction is a comprehensive procedure that can help women who have undergone mastectomy begin to reclaim their sense of self and femininity. Learn more about breast reconstruction with Dr. Toledo below or contact his practice directly at 214-363-4444.
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Breast Reconstruction with Dr. Toledo
Dr. Toledo has trained at some of the nation’s most respected medical institutions, including the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute, where he gained valuable experience and knowledge on reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. In addition, he has travelled throughout the United States and Latin America, performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries for those in need. This specialized training has made him a top choice among patients seeking breast reconstruction in Dallas, TX.
The circumstances surrounding breast reconstruction surgery are unlike any other breast procedure. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Toledo has treated thousands of breast reconstruction patients and has come to better understand the physical and emotional symptoms that women go through during this difficult part of their life. He understands that choosing a breast reconstruction surgeon is not a decision to be made in haste and he takes the time to help his potential breast reconstruction patients understand all of their treatment options. When you visit Dr. Toledo’s offices you can expect to be given the respect and attention you deserve.
Breast Reconstruction Candidates
Breast reconstruction is appropriate for women who have undergone lumpectomy or mastectomy following breast cancer or serious trauma. It is important that patients who are undergoing breast reconstruction have no more cancerous cells and are finished with any type of treatment or radiation therapy. Women who have undergone radiation therapy should disclose this information to Dr. Toledo, as this can affect their candidacy for specific types of breast reconstruction. It is also important to disclose any other medical conditions or medications so that Dr. Toledo can ensure patient safety during the entire treatment process and recovery.
Dr. Toledo performs several different types of breast reconstruction, including:
- Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expander and Implants
- TRAM Flap Reconstruction
- Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction
- DIEP Flap Reconstruction
The type of breast reconstruction procedure used will be decided prior to the day of surgery, and is dependent on a number of factors, including Dr. Toledo’s recommendations and the patient’s preferences. During flap breast reconstruction, tissue is taken from another part of the body, such as the back, abdomen or buttocks, and is used to rebuild the breast mound. In breast reconstruction with breast implants, Dr. Toledo first inserts a tissue expander to make room for the breast implant, before inserting a silicone or saline breast implant several weeks later. Each type of breast reconstruction offers its own distinct benefits and drawbacks. During a consultation, Dr. Toledo works with patients to help them make the decision that is best for them.
After Breast Reconstruction
Recovery time for breast reconstruction patients varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Flap reconstruction procedures typically require more recovery time because there are two surgery sites. Many breast reconstruction patients are able to return to work a few weeks after surgery. Dr. Toledo provides thorough, attentive post-operative care and follows the recovery process closely. He and his staff are available to address any questions or concerns that may come about. It is important not to resume strenuous activities such as exercise until Dr. Toledo has advised you to do so.
Breast reconstruction is a revolutionary procedure that can help women truly begin their healing process after breast cancer. Dr. George A. Toledo is proud to be a part of that process for so many women. While the breasts will never look as they did prior to mastectomy, Dr. Toledo is able to create beautiful new breasts. Many breast reconstruction patients are pleased with the final result of surgery and experience a boost in self-confidence.
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When it comes to breast reconstruction surgery, choosing an experienced, compassionate and attentive surgeon is of the utmost importance. Dr. Toledo and his staff have built their practice on these principles and are proud to provide excellent care to so many women. To learn more about breast reconstruction, or to schedule a consultation, contact premier Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo today at 214-363-4444.