Breast Health

Advanced care options following breast surgery

The surgeons at Saint Agnes in Baltimore are experienced in advanced breast reconstruction techniques to help you regain comfort and appearance.

Breast Reconstruction

For more information about plastic and reconstructive surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital, call 1-866-690-9355.

At Ascension Saint Agnes, our care team works together to deliver a personalized care plan for your breast reconstruction needs. The board-certified breast surgeons, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons and nurses provide multi-specialty care that supports your total cancer care plan.

Breast reconstruction with breast cancer surgery

Breast reconstruction procedures are available using autologous flap (a flap of your own tissue), implant or a combination of both. Your surgeon will work with you to identify the procedure that supports your total health and well-being.

Reconstruction with tissue flaps reconstruction, includes:

  • TRAM flap
  • DIEP flap
  • SIEP flap
  • Gluteal flaps
  • Latissimus Dorsi flap

Reconstruction with Implants

An implant may be used alone or in combination with a flap procedure to reconstruct the breast. If using an implant alone, a tissue expander procedure may be needed.

Helpful questions to ask your care team

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?

For more information about plastic and reconstructive surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital, call 1-866-690-9355.

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