About Breast Reconstruction
Cosmetic breast reconstruction is also common following traumatic accidents or fixing birth defects. We specialize in multiple breast reconstruction surgery techniques to help you design a personalized treatment plan to restore your body and confidence. Breast reconstruction surgery may include creating a tissue flap, a tissue expander, and/or breast implants to restore the shape of the breasts.
If you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer with a treatment plan that includes a mastectomy or have had a mastectomy in the past, we would like to offer you a private consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics to discuss your options. After the removal of your breasts, we know that you will have many medical and cosmetic choices to make in restoring your breasts. Our experienced team can provide you with a detailed treatment plan personalized for your needs. In addition, our breast reconstruction surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL use an assortment of surgical techniques to provide optimal individual patient outcomes, such as:
- Breast Implants/Tissue Expanders
- TRAM Flap
- Latissimus Dorsi Flap
- Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) Flap
- Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flap
- Nipple and Areola Repositioning
Many patients that seek consultation for breast reconstruction with plastic surgeons aren’t given the full range of options available to them. We are here to answer your questions, listen to your surgery concerns, and provide you with information so that you can make the best surgical decisions for your reconstructive needs. We will walk with you through the process, and make your restoration after a mastectomy a healing journey.
Breast Reconstruction Reviews
"Dr. Matthew Goodwin is a fantastic plastic surgeon. Prior to seeing Dr. Goodwin, I had been through a unilateral mastectomy followed by six unsuccessful breast reconstruction surgeries. I heard about a woman who experienced the same and that Dr. Goodwin fixed everything for her in just one surgery. That was the inspiration I needed to go see him. Dr. Goodwin was very pleasant, answered my many questions perfectly, and gave me confidence in his ability to get this right. I recently had the surgery, and am absolutely thrilled with the results. Please don't wait until you've had several failed surgeries. Go to him right from the start."- D.T. / Google / Mar 20, 2020
"Absolutely perfect place to transform into the healthier you. I had the privilege of being at my best friends side during her breast cancer journey. After beating cancer, it was Dr Goodwin’s job to make her feel beautiful again...which is not easy after all chemo and surgery do to a body. But, HE DID IT!!! His work is spectacular and his staff are great support. The facility is clean, the staff are professional yet personable and Dr. Goodwin makes you feel comfortable at such a vulnerable time. Standing by my best friend and seeing her light up when her new body was revealed was priceless."- J.S. / Yelp / Oct 22, 2020
"I would recommend Dr Matthew Goodwin to everyone. He fixed my breast reconstruction that I had eight years ago. I love him an his staff."- D. / Healthgrades / Apr 22, 2021
"5+ stars.....Dr Goodwin and his staff are the best in town! The compassion and kindness from everyone there was incredible. I had DIEP flap surgery(mastectomy) and after sufficient healing I had my consult with Dr Goodwin. I knew immediately that I was in the hands of an expert in breast reconstruction. What I presented to him was not an easy fix and I never thought my breasts would look good again, I lost all hope until I met Dr Goodwin. He is very easy to talk to and explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. I am post op alittle over 2 weeks and I am amazed at how well my breasts look, I already feel "whole"again and have my confidence back. I highly recommend him, I feel very blessed that I found him!"- P.V. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2021
"5 + Stars to Dr. Goodwin and His Staff! - Dr. Goodwin and his staff are by far the best in town. The compassion and kindness from everyone there was incredible. I had DIEP flap surgery (Mastectomy) and after a sufficient amount of healing I had my consult with Dr. Goodwin. I knew immediately that I was in the hands of an expert in breast reconstruction. What I presented to him was not an easy fix and never thought my breasts would look good again. I lost all hope until I met Dr. Goodwin. He is very easy to talk to, explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. I am post op a little over 2 weeks and I’m amazed how good my breasts look. I feel “whole” again and my confidence in my appearance is back. I highly recommend Dr. Goodwin and feel truly blessed that I found him."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2021
Best Candidates for Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction surgery is common to restore one or both breasts after:
- A mastectomy or lumpectomy
- A traumatic injury that damaged the breast tissue
- Congenital/birth defects such as tubular or unsymmetrical breasts
- Extreme weight loss
Breast reconstruction is also common following traumatic accidents or to fix birth defects. We specialize in multiple breast reconstruction surgery techniques to help you design a personalized treatment plan to restore your body and confidence.
What to Expect from your Breast Reconstruction
There are 3 common breast reconstruction techniques:
- Transferring skin, muscle, and fat tissue from other areas to the breast
- Using a tissue expander to create space and then placing an implant
- A combination of implant and natural tissue enhancements
You may also need nipple reconstruction, breast augmentation, a breast lift, breast reduction, or a combination of these surgeries to enhance symmetry to provide the best aesthetic results. If only one breast is being reconstructed, the surgeon will try to match the reconstructed breast to your natural breast.
To create a tissue flap, the surgeon will remove a section of skin, fat, and muscle from one area of the body to move it to the breast. Tissue may be taken from the abdomen, upper back, or buttocks. Surgeons may also use a tissue expander to gradually enlarge and open space for an implant. When the skin has been stretched to the needed size, the expander will be removed and replaced with either a silicone or saline implant.
The Women's Health and Cancer Act (WHCA) was signed into federal law in 1998 and requires that health insurance companies cover breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer. For more information on this law and breast cancer, please visit www.cancer.org.
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Restore Yourself with Breast Reconstruction
We understand that losing the breasts as a result of cancer or an accident can result in lowered self-esteem, but having breast reconstruction surgery may help your physical and emotional recovery. Please contact our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL to schedule your consultation, and learn about your breast reconstruction options.