Our Cosmetic Procedures
We offer personalized, medical standard treatments and procedures utilizing today’s most advanced technologies, scientific knowledge and personalized services. We only recommend services that we believe will enhance your life and beauty. We will never try to upsell you for treatments that are not required, or would have little benefit.
At Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic we take great satisfaction in helping Toronto breast reconstruction patients achieve a more natural, feminine chest appearance. We strive to help cancer survivors restore a healthy self-image and self-confidence by reconstructing their breasts through sophisticated reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. We admire the courage of breast cancer survivors, and are 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.
Breast Reconstruction in Toronto: Am I a Candidate?
We perform breast reconstruction surgery for patients who have lost one or both breasts due to cancer, other medical conditions or accidents. For cancer patients, we 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 your plastic surgeon.
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.
Preparing for Your Breast Reconstruction Surgery
We are dedicated to helping all of our patients achieve the best possible breast reconstruction results. Prior to surgery, we conduct several in-depth consultations during which we carefully evaluate the patient’s overall health and medical history as well her skin elasticity, body frame and chest appearance. We then thoroughly explain the reconstructive options available to each breast reconstruction Toronto patient. We take the time to answer any questions our patients might have and help them select the most appropriate surgical techniques and methods.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery: How Is It Performed?
We use 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, we reconstruct the breast by using an implant. This technique is performed in two stages. First, we insert 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, please schedule a consultation today by calling Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic at (416) 787-6333.Book an Appointment