Breast Reconstruction - Rice Cosmetic Surgery - Toronto, Ontario

Understanding the surgical procedure of

Breast Reconstruction

An Uplifting Option for Cancer Survivors

Many female breast cancer patients visit Rice Cosmetic Surgery to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, an uplifting and important step on their long road to recovery.

TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

Using tissue from the transverse rectus abdominis muscle, located in the lower abdomen between the waist and the pubic bone, natural-looking breasts can be made that mimic the look and feel of real breast tissue.

In the procedure, an oval-shaped section of fat, muscle, and skin tissue is removed from the area around the lower abdomen, then shaped to form a natural-looking breast and stitched into place inside the patient’s chest. While it is possible to use a TRAM flap procedure for a double breast reconstruction, there must be sufficient abdominal tissue available to create two whole new breasts.

The procedure is most often considered a medically necessary surgical procedure that is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.

Breast Reconstruction with Implants

Another option for breast reconstruction is to use a combination of tissue expanders to stretch the skin and then replace the breasts with an anatomical cohesive gel implant. This is a procedure best suited for women for whom the TRAM flap breast reconstruction technique is not an option.

For more information about Breast Reconstruction, Contact Dr. Sean Rice

Contact Rice Cosmetic Surgery, located in Toronto Ontario, to learn more about your breast reconstruction options. (855) DOC-RICE (362-7423) or local (416) 391-4048.

Contact Dr. Sean Rice