• Breast Reconstrucion Medicine Hat Alberta

Reconstructive Breast Surgery in Medicine Hat, Alberta And Saskatchewan

Breast reconstruction surgery is performed to help rebuild the shape of your breasts following mastectomy surgery, which is the partial or complete removal of a breast as a result of cancer. Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to help you take control and get a better shape for your chest.

Most women prefer to have their mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery performed at the same time. Ask your oncologist about combination surgery. On the day of your procedure, your oncologist will perform your mastectomy, then Dr. Brooks will perform your breast reconstruction surgery.

Your Initial Consultation

At the time of your initial consultation you will meet with Dr. Brooks to discuss your breast reconstruction goals in detail. The surgical steps of your procedure will be explained and all of your questions will be answered.

Reconstructive Breast Surgery with Implants

At the time of your mastectomy surgery, a temporary tissue expander will be placed below your chest muscle to stretch your skin and underlying tissue. Over a period of 3 to 6 months the expander will be filled with saline to create space for your new breast implants.

Once Dr. Brooks is confident that enough space has been created, the temporary tissue expander will be removed and your new breast implants will be inserted.

If you require radiation treatment after your mastectomy or if you have already received radiation treatment, breast implants may not be the right choice for you. Radiation can create excess fibrous connective tissue or scarring which makes tissue expansion very difficult.

Every patient’s situation is unique. Dr. Brooks will determine the best treatment plan for you.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia is used so you will be extremely comfortable and asleep during your procedure.

Length of Surgery & Recovery Time

The length of time it takes to perform your reconstructive breast surgery depends on whether one or two breasts require surgery. Most reconstructive breast surgeries are completed between 2 to 6 hours.

Once our recovery team has cleared you to go after surgery, your arranged ride can drive you home.

Plan to take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks off work for breast reconstruction with implants.

You can see our standard post-operative care instructions for breast reconstruction here: View Post-Op Care Instructions

Dr. Brooks will give you specific post-operative care instructions and return to work information at the time of your initial consultation.

Plastic Surgeon Medicine Hat Alberta

About Dr. Trevor Brooks

Dr. Trevor Brooks is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon serving southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Known for his surgical talent, clear communication skills and welcoming personality, Dr. Brooks has become one of Medicine Hat’s leading cosmetic surgeons.

To accommodate cosmetic surgery patients, Dr. Brooks travels 100km west of Medicine Hat to Brooks, Alberta to meet out of town patients for consultations, surgical procedures and follow-up appointments.

Dr. Brooks has trained hands-on with world-renowned plastic surgery faculty members and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Learn more about Dr. Brooks…

Scheduling Your Surgery

You can request to see Dr. Brooks for reconstructive surgery. Visit your family doctor or a walk-in clinic physician and ask them to send a referral over to Dr. Brooks’s office located at the Mohawk Medical Arts Center. Your initial consultation will be covered by Alberta Health.