Breast Reconstruction in Atlanta, GA

For women who have lost breast tissue as a consequence of surgery or disease, breast reconstruction surgery is a way to help restore their appearance as well as their self-esteem. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery in Georgia is a highly experienced expert at breast reconstruction surgery. Our comfortable office provides comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for residents of Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and adjoining areas in Georgia.

What is Breast Reconstruction surgery?

Reconstruction of a breast that’s been removed due to cancer or another disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come impressively close in form and appearance to a natural breast.

When is the best time to have Breast Reconstruction surgery?

Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.

How is Breast Reconstruction performed?

Most breast reconstruction involves a series of procedures that occur over time. The initial reconstructive operation is usually the most complex. Follow-up surgery may be required to reconstruct the areola, and many surgeons recommend an additional operation to enlarge, reduce, or lift the natural breast to match the reconstructed breast.

Breast Reconstruction may be performed using the DIEP flap method where tissue and skin are taken from the abdomen to help create the breast.

The most common technique in breast reconstruction surgery combines skin expansion and subsequent insertion of an implant. This is performed using a tissue expander. Following a mastectomy, Dr. Bootstaylor will insert tiny valve mechanism that expands under your skin and chest muscle. When the skin has stretched enough, the expander may be removed in a second operation, and another implant will be inserted. Some expanders are left in place as the final implant.

Nipple reconstruction surgery may be performed to complete your breast reconstruction procedure. This can help give you the aesthetic look you desire to feel like yourself again.

Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Lake Spivey Ambulatory Surgery Care, LLC, and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital

What can I expect following Breast Reconstruction?

You’re likely to feel tired and sore for a week or two after reconstruction, but medication can control most discomfort. Depending on the extent of your surgery, you’ll probably be released from the hospital in two to five days or less. Many reconstruction options require a surgical drain to remove excess fluids from surgical sites immediately following the operation, but these are removed within the first week or two after surgery. Most stitches are removed in a week to 10 days. It may take you up to six weeks to recover from a combined mastectomy and reconstruction or from a flap reconstruction alone. Follow your surgeon’s advice on when to begin normal activities. You’ll want to refrain from any overhead lifting, strenuous sports, and sexual activity for three to six weeks following reconstruction.

The team of experts at Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery is passionately committed to reconstructive procedures to help patients feel and look their best. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team emphasizes overall health and wellness and serves patients in Atlanta, Conyers, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and the surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today for a consultation!

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Wrong made Right "Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor and her staff were amazing. They made each visit a good experience. After losing weight I did not feel at all good about my appearance. Dr. Bootstaylor did an amazing job turning my dream body into reality. I really love my finished results. I feel amazing and my confidence level has shot up 100%. Thinking back on everything, I feel I made the right decision choosing Dr. Bootstaylor. I would definitely recommend her to others." by Detric R.
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My New Look "Very pleased with my results if I had to do it all over again I would!!!!!!!" by Diana Frazier
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Thanks again "I must say I love Dr Bootstaylor and her staff. She made me feel very comfortable and confident. My breasts are absolutely beautiful. Thanks again" by Chandra Mayo
My procedure was a tremendous success "My procedure was a tremendous success, as I knew it would be, and I will continue to recommend the doctor and her staff to anyone who is considering plastic surgery." by P. P.
My results have changed my life "I couldn’t have dreamed of better breasts. They are exactly what I wanted and I almost do not recognize my breasts in the mirror now. Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor took the time to explain the entire procedure to me on our first consult day and answer all of my questions. I loved the all-female office. I always felt comfortable. My results have changed my life. I am able to fit into clothes I never would have been able to wear." by M. F.
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I’m loving my new look! "I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful results from my surgery. The entire process was very positive and that’s because of you and your great professional staff. I still think I’m a vain old woman but I’m loving my new look!" by P. L.
You all are truly wonderful! "I would like to take this moment to show my gratitude for your kindness and the great job you all did as each of you helped my daughter prepare for her first surgery. You all are truly wonderful! Thanks for your Kindness and making us feel comfortable about the surgery. May god continue to shower you all with His blessings." by P. N.
Thank each of you so much "Thank each of you so much for being so kind and patient with me during and after my surgery. You all are beautiful and I really appreciate everything you’ve done." by K. G.
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I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart "I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for turning this surgery into such a transformative event in my life." by M. T.
Dr. B is board certified in beautification! "I searched the internet looking at before and after photos and I spoke with representatives at a lot of offices that performed buttock augmentation. On the phone and on the internet, I encountered descriptions of lengthy OR times, staged surgery procedures, liposuction pictures that looked like buttock augmentation had been preformed but not listed and non- plastic surgeons predominately advertising the Brazilian buttock lift. I picked Dr. Bootstaylor because of her before and after liposuction photos, her excellent reputation in the community and her broad certification in Plastic Surgery. The consult was great and the new sensible shapeliness of my…" by J. J.
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I would recommend her office over and over again "The lower half of my body does not match the upper half of my body and Dr. Bootstaylor explained my condition so simply that I believed I could hope for change. I am still healing and shrinking and could not be more pleased by my result, post-operative care and the service that her great office provided. Although Dr. Bootstaylor did not perform a Brazilian buttock lift or buttock augmentation, she shaped the lower half of my body to accentuate and compliment my naturally large buttock. I would recommend her office over and over again." by J. S.
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