Every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Many women undergo a mastectomy (surgical removal of all or part of the breast) as a form of treatment for this deadly disease while many more women are starting to opt for a preventative mastectomy. Understandably, women may be hesitant to undergo this procedure because of the drastic changes it brings in physical appearance.
Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure designed to restore the shape and appearance of breasts that have been deformed or lost due to mastectomy, trauma, or birth defects. For patients seeking breast reconstruction, Dr. Robert Zubowski and his team offer many options for treatment, including the innovative new TRAM flap breast reconstruction surgery. In fact, you may have recently seen Dr. Zubowski as a guest of Barbara Walters on the popular talk show, The View, where he discussed the benefits of TRAM flap breast reconstruction.
Because Dr. Zubowski understands the emotional difficulty women face upon losing one or both breasts, he is especially proud to offer the most innovative breast reconstruction techniques available. During the TRAM flap method of breast reconstruction, Dr. Zubowski creates a flap in the woman’s lower abdomen and removes excess fat and skin, which he then uses to create a new breast mound. The patient may return to Dr. Zubowski’s office at a later date for nipple and areola reconstruction. Patients who undergo TRAM flap breast reconstruction usually require a stay in the hospital during the first few days following their breast reconstruction surgery. Most patients experience a full recovery within six weeks of their procedure.
Since Dr. Zubowski uses a patient’s own tissue for the TRAM flap technique, women who undergo breast reconstruction at our office find that their breasts feel and look more natural than if they had chosen breast implants. For many patients, Dr. Zubowski is also able to create an improved abdominal contour during the procedure.
If you are a cancer survivor or have undergone breast reconstruction surgery for another reason, we at Dr. Zubowski’s plastic surgery New Jersey office understand the difficulty of emotional consequences you must confront. We encourage you to explore Image Reborn, a participant-run and -mediated support group for patients of breast reconstruction. While Image Reborn was founded and is based in New Jersey, breast reconstruction patients from all over the world can access our website for valuable information and support.
If you are struggling with the decision to undergo a mastectomy and would like to learn more about your breast reconstruction options, the compassionate, talented professionals at Dr. Zubowski’s Bergen County plastic surgery offices are ready to help you. Please contact our practice today.
In addition to being renowned throughout the tri-state area as an accomplished breast reconstruction specialist, Dr. Zubowski also performs a range of cosmetic breast procedures. Over the years, he has helped many breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast augmentation revision, and breast lift New Jersey patients realize their aesthetic dreams. Dr. Zubowski also offers male breast reduction in NJ — a procedure that helps men remove redundant chest tissue.
The Robert Zubowski Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery presents, Team Zubo. Dr. Zubowski and his staff understand the devastation and emotional journey of patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer and the amazing strength and drive they have through out the recovery process. Team Zubo is a group of Dr. Zubowski’s staff, who train and work hard all year long to raise money to walk for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We are dedicated to contribute to the effort in finding a cure.
Please click on the link www.avonwalk.org/goto/teamzubo for more information about Team Zubo and how to help us reach our goal. We walk for our patients and all patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.