What Is Microsurgical Reconstruction?

Microsurgical breast reconstruction is a surgical technique that involves using microscopes and specialized instruments to perform complex procedures that require precision at a microscopic level. This technique is often used in reconstructive surgery to repair or restore damaged tissues or organs, such as in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, or in the repair of nerves, blood vessels, and other small structures. With microsurgical breast reconstruction, fat cells, tissues, and blood vessels can be harvested from other areas of your body, after which they can then be utilized to create a new, natural breast mound. This type of breast reconstruction enables Dr. Rogers to forego the use of artificial implants, creating results that are naturalistic and restorative. If you’re located in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, or anywhere else in the world and are interested in learning more about microsurgical breast reconstruction, reach out to our offices and set up your initial consultation today.

Should I Consider Microsurgical Reconstruction?

Microsurgical breast reconstruction is a potential option for numerous patients who have undergone breast removal as part of their treatment for breast cancer or another severe illness. It is a particularly suitable alternative for those who have received radiation therapy to the chest. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rogers will work closely with you to gain an understanding of your medical history so he can help you choose the type of breast reconstruction that will be ideal for your lifestyle and goals. He works closely with all of his patients and puts a pronounced emphasis on his ability to help patients create customized treatment plans that are tailored directly to their personal surgical goals.

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The Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Journey

The following is a somewhat simplified rundown of what you can expect during your surgical journey with Dr. Rogers and his team. During your meetings with Dr. Rogers, you’ll be given a clear idea of what you can expect both during and after your procedure, including detailed aftercare instructions, a clear timeline that explains when you can return to various types of activity, and much more.

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit

The Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Experience

Microsurgical breast reconstruction is a highly specialized procedure, with surgery lasting between six and eight hours. In some cases, the surgery may be performed in multiple stages. In general, micro-surgical breast reconstruction is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient will be asleep and will not feel any pain during the procedure.

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will utilize microsurgical techniques to carefully harvest blood vessels, nerves, fat cells, and other tissues from a “donor area” somewhere on your body. Common donor areas include the abdomen or upper thigh, for example, thanks to their tendency to offer an ideal abundance of tissue and blood vessels.

Once the donor tissues have been properly harvested, they will be transferred to your chest wall, where they will be used to shape a natural breast mound according to your personalized surgical plan. Once the incisions have been closed and the surgery is complete, you will likely need to spend two or three days in the hospital before returning home to begin your recovery.

Your Rest, Recovery, and Results

The recovery period for micro-surgical breast reconstruction can vary depending on several factors, but most patients experience about six to eight weeks of recovery following their microsurgical breast reconstruction. Before your surgery, you’ll be given a clear set of instructions that will help you stay comfortable throughout the aftercare process, along with a very detailed idea of exactly what your recovery timeline will entail. We’ll be sure to schedule follow-up appointments so that Dr. Rogers can ensure that you’re healing comfortably and speedily, and our team will also remain available to you at all times during your recovery process.

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The Benefits of Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved body contouring
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Improved quality of life
  • Preservation of nipple sensation
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Schedule Your Consultation Today

Are you ready to learn more about the many benefits of microsurgical breast reconstruction in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Leif Rogers? For years now, Dr. Rogers has been earning a reputation for excellence by crafting exquisite results for patients in Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and around the world…and he can’t wait to learn more about how he can help you regain your sense of femininity and confidence. To get started with an initial consultation about microsurgical breast reconstruction, reach out and set up your appointment today.

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