416.789.99791802 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5M 3Z1
As a dedicated plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Alexander Golger takes great satisfaction in helping Toronto breast reconstruction patients achieve a more natural, feminine chest appearance. Dr. Golger strives to help cancer survivors restore a healthy self-image and self-confidence by reconstructing their breasts through sophisticated reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Golger admires the courage of breast cancer survivors, and he is proud to help them on their journey toward a happier, healthier life. Please read on if you would like to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery with Dr. Alexander Golger.
Dr. Golger performs breast reconstruction surgery for patients who have lost one or both breasts due to cancer, other medical conditions or accidents. For cancer patients, he can perform breast reconstruction immediately after mastectomy or after the patient has recovered from mastectomy. The best approach for you can be determined only after thorough consultations with your oncologist and Dr. Golger.
Reasons why women choose to pursue breast reconstruction include the desire to restore a more natural appearance and to look better in various types of clothing. In addition, many women feel that reconstructive breast surgery is the final step that brings psychological closure to their breast cancer experience.
Dr. Alexander Golger is dedicated to helping all of his patients achieve the best possible breast reconstruction results. Prior to surgery, he conducts several in-depth consultations during which he carefully evaluates the patient’s overall health and medical history as well her skin elasticity, body frame and chest appearance. Dr. Golger then thoroughly explains the reconstructive options available to each breast reconstruction Toronto patient. He takes the time to answer any questions his patients might have and helps them select the most appropriate surgical techniques and methods.
Dr. Golger uses several reconstruction methods, including flap reconstruction and implant reconstruction. During flap reconstruction, tissue is taken from another part of your body, typically your buttocks or lower abdomen, and transplanted to your chest to create the breast mound. This technique is generally appropriate for patients who have enough skin and fatty tissue for the harvesting of an appropriate flap.
During breast implant reconstruction, Dr. Golger reconstructs the breast by using an implant. This technique is performed in two stages. First, Dr. Golger inserts a tissue expander in the chest. The expander gradually expands the skin that will cover the new breast. When this phase is completed, an implant is placed within the newly created breast mound.
Both the implant and flap reconstructive surgeries are completed with the creation of a nipple and areola (the darker sin around the nipple) through various techniques, such as permanent tattooing. The ultimate goal of all of these methods is to create a breast that looks as natural as possible.
If you would like to discuss your breast reconstruction options with one of the more experienced Toronto plastic surgeons, Dr. Alexander Golger, please schedule a consultation today by calling Avenue Plastic Surgery at (416) 789-9979 or clicking here. Dr. Golger and his medical team also invite you to contact their offices if you would like to learn about other breast and chest procedures they offer, such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast asymmetry correction. In addition, Dr. Golger is a highly skilled Toronto breast reduction and male gynecomastia treatment provider.