Develop a Personalized Plan
The decision to reconstruct a breast that has been lost due to breast cancer, to the BRCA gene for breast cancer, or to a congenital breast disorder (Poland's Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum) is personal. Nearly all patients are candidates for some form of breast reconstruction. If you choose to undergo reconstructive breast surgery in Austin, TX, your surgeon will work with you, your oncologist, and your breast cancer surgeon to develop a safe treatment plan that fits your personal goals, your body type, and your lifestyle.
Dr. Fisher is skilled in reconstructive breast surgery, adept at both traditional implant techniques and advanced breast reconstruction techniques that use a woman's own living tissue to restore the breast. Dr. Fisher will listen to your goals and concerns and guide you in your journey from breast cancer patient to breast cancer survivor.
What to Know About Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Reconstructive breast surgery options are shaped by the cause of breast loss, the prior size and shape of your breasts, your aesthetic goals for your new breasts, your health, expected future treatments, and more. Dr. Fisher works to ensure that each reconstructive breast surgery patient who comes to her understands the details related to her cancer, surgery steps, and possible outcomes before any final decisions are made. Knowledge of the process can decrease stress and improve healing and patient satisfaction, which is why Dr. Fisher prioritizes breast health education on the following topics:
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
- Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
- Reconstructed over 6,000 patients, including more than 2,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Lern More About Reconstructive Breast Surgery
What can you do to encourage ideal results during recovery? Learn more about care after breast reconstruction surgery.
Patients who want to know even more details about breast reconstruction in Austin, TX, including living tissue reconstruction techniques, can explore:
- DIEP flap
- SIEA flap
- GAP flap
- PAP flap
- LD flap
- Nipple-sparing breast reconstruction
- Implant breast reconstruction
- Breast implant revision surgery
- Fat grafting
- Lymphedema treatment
There are also several implant-based reconstructive breast surgery techniques available at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, including staged breast reconstruction, which is two-step reconstruction with initial tissue expander placement followed by saline or silicone breast implant placement; "direct-to-implant" breast reconstruction, which is a single-step procedure that introduces a saline or silicone breast implant at the time of the mastectomy; latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap with silicone breast implant; and tissue expander breast reconstruction.
Download Our Breast Reconstruction Post-Operative Care Guides
We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our breast reconstruction patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.
The Importance of a Personal Touch
While patient education is crucial, no woman who comes to Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for reconstructive breast surgery should feel like she has to know all of the technical details available on this site in order to make an informed decision. Dr. Fisher uses every consultation as an opportunity to not just learn more about each patient as an individual, but also to answer her patients' unique questions to better meet their specific needs and wants.
This two-way exchange of information allows her as the surgeon and you as the patient to build trust and a relationship vital to successful reconstructive breast surgery.