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Reconstructive Surgery New Jersey

reconstructive surgery new jersey

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Breast Reconstruction | Reconstructive Plastic Surgery | Monmouth & Ocean County New Jersey

Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo of Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery dedicates a major portion of his practice specializing in both Breast Reconstruction and Reconstructive surgery of the face.

It is estimated that over 1 million reconstructive surgical procedures are performed each year.  To read more about reconstructive plastic surgery view link below.  For Breast Reconstruction Patients continue on this page.

Breast Reconstruction 

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to breast cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures performed by a plastic surgeon today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast.  Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo is  board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Inc.  Breast surgery along with breast reconstruction is a significant part of our practice at Central New Jersey Plastic Surgery.   The common breast reconstructive procedures which are performed by Dr. Stephen Chidyllo are: Tissue Expansion Breast Reconstruction along with Silicone Gel or Saline Breast Prosthesis (implants), or Muscle Skin flap reconstructions utilizing the patients own tissue.  These flaps are commonly referred to as: TRAM or DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Please review further on this website for additional information concerning "Breast Reconstructive Procedures".

Tissue Expansion Breast Reconstruction

Tissue expansion is a relatively safe and straightforward procedure that enables the body to "grow" extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body. A silicone tissue expander is inserted under the skin and or muscle, near the area to be repaired and then gradually filled with sterile salt water in the surgeons office over time.  Tissue expander breast reconstruction is one of the most commonly use procedures when reconstructing a women's breast after cancer surgery (mastectomy).  After the tissue expander is inflated to its final size, the expander is removed and an  FDA approved either silicone gel or saline breast implant is placed.  Utilizing the tissue expansion breast reconstruction technique, most women return to a modified daily routine within seven to ten days, which is appreciated by today's  "On The Go" women.

TRAM DIEP LATISSIMUS Flap Breast Reconstruction

Besides utilizing a tissue expander and custom breast implant, the women's own tissue can be used for Breast Reconstruction. Three procedures which utilize ones own: Skin, Fat, Fascia and or muscle in a breast reconstruction are the TRAM (transverse rectus abdominal muscle) & DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) or the Latissimus muscle flaps.  The TRAM & DIEP flap breast reconstruction procedures utilize the women's own tissue from the abdominal region.  There is a new scar and wound in the abdominal region which needs to be reconstructed during the procedure.  This leaves the patient with an additional scar on the patients abdomen separate from the breast region.  In addition the DIEP and occasionally the TRAM flaps are microscopic surgical procedures.  In this case the blood vessels supplying blood to the flap is connected to a separate blood supply within the chest wall or axillary region. If this blood supply becomes blocked, then there is a high probability that the flap fail. The Latissimus muscle flap, ofter referred to as the "back flap" uses a women's skin and muscle from her back.  This also leaves the patient with an additional scar of the back, separate from the breast region. These patient can also develop weakness of the upper extremity on the side that the flap used.

Skin Cancer Surgery

In a majority of the cases, skin cancer develops from prolong unprotected exposure to sunlight. Common skin cancers include Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Some cases of skin cancer can develop from pigmented (darkly colored) moles which have been present for years. Dr. Chidyllo works in conjunction with other medical professionals to evaluate and treat your skin cancer. In a majority of the cases a dermatologist will perform a complete body scan for suspicious skin lesions. The dermatologist will usually perform a biopsy of any suspicious skin lesions if pertinent. If the diagnosis of skin cancer is confirmed on biopsy, the patient should seek a consultation with Dr. Chidyllo concerning evaluation for the definitive treatment of the skin cancer. Bring a copy of the final pathology report with you to the consultation or have your dermatologist fax it to the office.

 

 
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