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Breast Reconstruction

12 Jun

Hi my name is Lauren Lynch and I’m a Physician’s Assistant here at Florida Plastic Surgery Group. Today I’m going to talk with you about your exchange of tissue expander to implant with the addition of fat grafting. When you wake up from surgery, you’re going to wake up in a front closing sports bra I want you to wear it 24/7 even when you’re sleeping. You can take it off to 24 hours after surgery. When you do, just let the water hit your back and run forward over all of your incisions no direct pressure and no heavy scrubbing. You can reach up like you’re going to wash your hair but I don’t want the angle of your… Continue Reading

12 Jun

Hi my name is Lauren Lynch and I’m one of the physician assistants here at Florida plastic surgery group today I’m going to discuss your post-op instructions for the deep flap that’s deep inferior epigastric perforator flap Diep when you wake up from surgery on post-op day one you’re going to wake up with one of two dressings on one you could wake up with a front closing sports bar ilan and an abdominal binder if you wake up with this I want you to wear them both 24/7 even while you’re sleeping treat them both the same the other option you may wake up with is no bran in the event that you wake up without a brawl on… Continue Reading

12 Mar

Reconstructive surgery offers women who are facing the physical and emotional turmoil of a mastectomy a way to rebuild the breast with results that can closely mimic the look and feel of a natural breast. The field of breast reconstruction has seen numerous advances over the years, and there are now several different options for breast restoration with either the patient’s own tissue, implants, or a combination of the two. This ultimately gives patients more of a selection to choose from when deciding upon the ideal type of breast reconstruction for their unique anatomical needs and goals.  Our plastic surgeons in Jacksonville offer the entire spectrum of breast reconstruction techniques. During the initial consultation, our doctor will conduct an examination,… Continue Reading

04 Mar
Jacksonville plastic surgeons with Florida Plastic Surgery Group discuss breast implant safety and other topics relating to breast augmentation.

Plastic surgeons with Florida Plastic Surgery Group answer frequently asked questions about breast implant safety, candidacy, and recovery from breast augmentation. Jacksonville, FL – According to the most recent statistics available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation remains the most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedure in the U.S. The numbers from the ASPS reveal that the treatment was performed approximately 313,000 times in 2018—a 4% jump from the previous year. With this in mind, the Jacksonville plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group, a practice offering breast surgery and a variety of other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures, say that it’s important for women who are considering breast augmentation to have accurate information regarding candidacy for… Continue Reading

17 Jan

The development of breast ptosis (sagginess) is very common. In fact, this particular concern is one reason why breast enhancement procedures are some of the most frequently performed treatments in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery—many women simply want an effective way to renew the youthful projection and firmness of their breasts once breast ptosis begins to create self-consciousness about their appearance.  Sagging or “drooping” breasts can be caused by a genetic predisposition to breast ptosis, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, the use of tobacco products, and environmental factors. In many cases, breast ptosis can simply be the result of the loss of tissue elasticity and buildup of excess skin that comes with the natural aging process. Over time, the… Continue Reading

07 Feb

Breast reconstruction has helped many women restore their breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy (breast conservation) with exceptional results. For individuals who are going through such a challenging time in their lives, it is very important to have the best possible information about their options for breast reconstruction. Unfortunately, there are a few myths and misconceptions about breast reconstruction that have been widely disseminated over the years, and can ultimately give women who are considering this procedure a false impression. Here are some of the more common misconceptions about breast reconstruction, and some information on why these claims are not quite accurate: Breasts that have been reconstructed do not appear natural. The field of breast reconstruction has advanced significantly over the… Continue Reading

22 Jun

Any surgical recovery covers a spectrum and it will largely depend on the individual and how prepared they are physically/mentally entering surgery. Overall, we say DIEP flap breast reconstruction recovery is 6-8 weeks. This does not mean that you necessarily need to take that much time off work. Typically around week 3-4 patients are feeling much more like themselves and are beginning to incorporate physical activity back into their lives. During your hospital stay physical therapy will be seeing you daily and this may be arranged following your discharge from the hospital to expedite your recovery. You will need to wear the support bra and abdominal binder for approximately 1 month following surgery as your body recovers and heals. You… Continue Reading

20 Jun

A bilateral (both breasts) DIEP flap surgery on average takes 6-8 hours to perform from start to finish. Following surgery the patient is moved to the PACU (post-anesthesia care unit) briefly prior to being transferred to the ICU overnight. Overnight you will remain in the ICU for close monitoring of the DIEP flap hourly. The following day you will begin physical therapy and your journey to recovery. Typically DIEP flap breast reconstruction patients are staying 2-3 nights in the hospital before being released home. Prior to discharge from the hospital, we will ensure your pain is managed with the pain medications your will take at home and that you feel safe/stable when walking. You will have several JP drains that… Continue Reading