When it comes to reconstructive breast surgery, there are many potential techniques. For patients who have elected to use the tissue expansion technique, multiple visits to our office will be necessary in order to properly fill the tissue expanders.
Over the course of two to four months, the patient’s tissue expanders will be gradually filled with saline. As the volume of the expanders increases, so does the volume of the tissues of the chest.
This works to create a natural region for breast implants. When the time is right, reconstructive breast surgery is used to remove the tissue expanders and place the breast implants.
Learn more about tissue expanders and your reconstructive breast surgery options – speak with Dr. John Zannis, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact us to schedule an informative consultation.