Breast Reconstruction in Springfield

Being diagnosed with breast cancer or breast disease is an emotional time that is also often clouded by confusion. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Glen Brooks is here to provide you with information, support, and guidance throughout your process of treatment and recovery. Breast reconstruction is often an option many Hartford and Springfield women consider when faced with the loss of one or both breasts due to mastectomy.

To learn more about your breast reconstruction options, request a consultation online with Dr. Brooks or call his office on the Longmeadow Town Green at (413) 565-4400.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #86

48 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'2", 123 pounds.  Bilateral breast reconstruction using two episodes of fat grafting to address asymmetry after left lumpectomy.  After photos taken 2 months post-op. Read More
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Case #93

31 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'2", 117 pounds.  Breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer, exchange of expanders for implants, nipple areola reconstruction with bilateral fat grafts, and bilateral tattoo of nipple areola.  300cc smooth round moderate plus... Read More
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Case #96

27 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'2", 125 pounds.  Breast reconstruction with implants after bilateral mastectomy after finding left breast mass with history of cancer, then nipple areola reconstruction and bilateral nipple areola tattoos.  370cc textured shaped oval base moderate... Read More
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Case #88

33 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'7", 128 pounds.  Breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy including tattoo of the nipple-areolar complex.  600 mL moderate profile plus gel implants.After photos taken 5 months post-op. Read More
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Case #108

30 year old female from Springfield 5'4", 110 lbs.  Immediate bilateral tissue expander based reconstruction with subsequent implant placement post bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy.  410cc shaped silicone implants.After photos taken 1 year post op. Read More
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Case #92

51 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'1", 148 pounds.  Breast reconstruction after right breast lumpectomy and bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer, exchange of expander for implants, and nipple areola reconstruction.  650cc smooth round moderate plus profile silicone implants.After... Read More
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Case #87

44 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'10", 145 pounds.  Second stage breast reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomies and expander placement.  285cc textured round moderate projection silicone implants.After photos taken 10 months post-op. Read More
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Case #91

18 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'1", 166 pounds.  Breast reconstruction to address asymmetry involving right breast expander exhange for implant and left breast mastopexy.  Right breast expander exchanged for 400cc smooth round silicone implant.  After photos taken 7 months post-op. Read More
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Case #107

39 year old female from Western Mass 5', 170 lbs.  Immediate bilateral tissue expander based reconstruction with subsequent implant placement and nipple reconstruction post bilateral mastectomy.  600cc silicone gel implants.
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Case #101

40 year old female from Western Mass 5'3", 130 lbs.  Immediate bilateral breast reconstructio following nipple sparing mastectomy.  Direct placement of 370cc high profile implants through inframammary incisions.  After photos taken 1 year post op. Read More
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Case #94

45 year old female from Western Massachusetts.  5'6", 130 pounds.  Breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy for left-sided breast cancer, exchange of expanders for implants, nipple areola reconstruction and fat grafts, and bilateral tattoo nipples.  450cc smooth round high profile silicone implants.After... Read More
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Case #89

29 year old female from Connecticut.  5'2", 160 pounds.  Bilateral breast reconstruction and fat grafting after prophylactic mastectomy.  550 mL oval textured silicone gel.  After photos taken 7 months post-op. Read More
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Case #31

45 year old female from Hampshire County
5’6”, 140 pounds
After a double mastectomy patient underwent bilateral breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and bilateral nipple areola reconstruction. 700cc smooth round moderate profile plus silicon implants.
After photos 7 months post-op. Read More
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Case #27

50 year old female from Springfield area
5’9”, 235 pounds
Breast reconstruction with bilateral nipple areola reconstruction post bilateral mastectomy.
700cc smooth round moderate profile plus silicon implants.
After photos taken 9 months post-op. Read More
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Case #38

54 year old female from Western Mass, 5’4”, 150lbs.
Bilateral breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and bilateral nipple areola reconstruction. 450cc smooth round moderate plus profile silicon implants.
After photos 2 years post-op. Read More
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Case #134

43 year old female from Western Massachusetts, 5'3", 118 pounds.  Bilateral breast reconstruction post nipple sparing mastectomy.  Direct implant placement and fat grafting to bilateral breasts. After photos talen 18 months post-op. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Your Options

If you decide on breast reconstruction, you will have a few more decisions to make. Dr. Brooks and his staff will take the time to educate you about your options and help you make the best decision for your own unique physical and emotional needs.

The first decision is whether to undergo reconstruction right after your mastectomy, called an “immediate reconstruction,” or wait until later, called a “delayed reconstruction.” The majority of women choose immediate reconstruction to avoid seeing themselves without a breast and to circumvent a subsequent surgery and recovery period.

Regardless of when the reconstruction is performed, you will also need to choose the reconstruction technique, which is usually either an implant-based reconstruction or a flap reconstruction.

Implant-Based Reconstruction

The majority of our patients choose to have their breast replaced with a saline or silicone implant that is placed beneath the chest muscle or in some cases, prepectoral, above the muscle (with less pain and no implant motion associated with muscle use) much like breast augmentation surgery. Often, a tissue expander is placed immediately following mastectomy to act as a spacer. After a couple of months, Dr. Brooks performs a second surgery to replace the tissue expander with a breast implant.

Flap Reconstruction

The flap reconstruction technique involves transplanting your own live skin, muscle, and fat from another area of the body (such as the tummy or back) to replace the breast. This more invasive option involves a longer surgery and recovery period, and results in an additional set of scars at the donor site. Patients choose this technique because their own tissue is used and an implant is not needed.

With both techniques, the nipple and areola can also be recreated in a subsequent procedure for a more complete and natural looking breast. Dr. Brooks also often incorporates fat grafting into both mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures to further improve and refine results. Fat grafting is a technique that uses unwanted fat from one area of your body to augment and reshape your breasts. Because it uses your own tissue, it’s quite well-tolerated and typically yields long-lasting results.

Dr. Glen Brooks

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Glen S. Brooks combines advanced surgical techniques with a small-town friendliness that makes patients feel at home and confident. A Harvard-trained surgeon who's highly regarded by his peers. Dr. Brooks' ensures that your goals and needs always come first.

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Results

While a reconstructed breast will not look identical to a natural breast, Dr. Brooks’ patients are usually very happy that they chose reconstructive surgery. When chosen with realistic expectations, this procedure can help restore a woman’s self-confidence and body image.

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