Breast Reconstruction in San Jose
For some women who have had a mastectomy, it may be helpful to consider breast reconstruction in San Jose as part of the journey to feeling whole and confident again.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore understands the extensive challenges facing women fighting or recovering from breast cancer. He forms close relationships with his patients to provide support and compassion throughout the treatment process. Dr. Lepore has had extensive experience throughout his career performing a variety of reconstructive procedures, including breast reconstruction in particular. For breast reconstruction procedures, he is very skilled and has an extremely high success rate.
To discuss breast reconstruction surgery with Dr. Lepore, contact us online or call his office at 408-356-4241.
What to Expect
Dr. Lepore customizes his procedures to meet the needs of each San Jose breast reconstruction patient, so each procedure is slightly different.
- He often performs TRAM flap techniques which use your own skin, muscle and tissue from your abdomen to create a reconstructed breast. TRAM flap procedures are a good option for women who have lost a significant amount of breast tissue.
- Breast implants in San Jose can also be used to recreate the breast mound. If this method is used, a 4 to 6 month period for tissue expansion may be required. During this period, an inflatable implant will be placed underneath the skin and will be filled slowly so that the skin is stretched and can accommodate a standard breast implant.
- Often, a flap technique instead of tissue expansion will be used in combination with augmentation and breast implants in San Jose. In addition, a variety of techniques can be used to recreate the nipple and areola.
After breast reconstruction, bandages and a support bra will protect your new breast. Pain medication will be provided for any discomfort that you may experience. As directed by Dr. Lepore, you should be cautious for a period after surgery and avoid any extreme movement or abrasion.
Your New Look
When performed by a surgeon with significant reconstructive experience, the results of breast reconstruction look and feel very much like natural breast tissue. Most women who choose Dr. Lepore are extremely happy with their results and have renewed self-confidence, making breast reconstruction a rewarding experience for patient and surgeon alike.