Undergoing a lumpectomy or mastectomy to battle the scourge of cancer can be a very traumatic experience. Many breast cancer survivors are physically and emotionally drained after the treatment and the disfigured breast appearance doesn’t.
Plastic surgeons can, however, perform a reconstruction breast procedure to make you feel whole again. This treatment, which has a transformative impact, is best suited for women who are now cancer free and are looking to rediscover their feminine appearance.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger helps patients who have lost one or both breasts to cancer feel better again. The surgeon has worked with countless women from Houston, Conroe, and surrounding Texas communities. He understands that your best self is connected to your self-confidence and emotional well-being. Working with a team of highly experienced clinicians, Dr. Christopher goes out of his way to make sure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and happy with their procedure outcome. He uses state of the art equipment and advanced surgical methods to achieve the best result while minimizing the risk of further complications.
Who is a Candidate for Breast Reconstruction?
Breast enlargement gives your breasts more size and shape to balance your proportions. Plastic surgeons consider a number of factors to figure out whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild the female breasts after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. This transformative treatment may be for you if:
- You are able to cope with your diagnosis and treatment
- You are in good overall health and are finally free of cancer
- You do not need (or have completed) chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatment for cancer
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for rebuilding your breasts and restoring your self image
When you visit Dr. Balinger for your first breast reconstruction consultation in Houston Texas, the surgeon will learn more about you and discuss treatment modalities. In many cases, Dr. Balinger works closely with your doctors to determine if this is the best time for breast reconstruction surgery. The surgeon is committed to your wellbeing and will give you insights on everything you need to know about this treatment.