Approximately 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The disease affects us all—its survivors are our mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, and best friends—and Dr. Cannon knows all too well that the decision of whether or not to undergo breast reconstruction comes at one of the most difficult times in a woman’s life.
Breast reconstruction is an important component of the overall treatment following a mastectomy, and it is our mission at Cannon Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to ensure that breast cancer survivors in Savannah, South Georgia, and the Low Country have access to the latest and most-sophisticated technologies and techniques in the field of reconstructive breast care.
Breast Reconstruction and Quality of Life
At Cannon Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we treat a wide-ranging variety of wounds—seen and unseen—that can interfere with a patient’s quality of life. Often, these wounds are hereditary or the result of accidental injury. Just as often, they are the result of necessary surgical procedures designed to preserve life, as is the case with mastectomies in patients with breast cancer.
Today, increasingly sophisticated techniques allow skilled surgeons like Dr. Cannon numerous opportunities to optimize both the feel and appearance of a new, “living” breast. Indeed, if you have had a mastectomy or have received a diagnosis of breast cancer and are considering a mastectomy, you may be a candidate for DIEP flap reconstruction.
Know Your Options for Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Cannon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He observes strict, clinical guidelines and adheres to the most exacting standards of care.
In addition, he believes in courtesy and discretion in making sure that each and every breast cancer patient thoroughly understands the full range of options available to her, given her unique situation.
Your first visit to Cannon Plastic & Reconstructive surgery will be informational only, requiring no physical examination, and your family is welcome to join you during the consultation. Contact us or click here to learn more about natural breast reconstruction, so that you and your doctor can determine the treatment appropriate to your unique concerns.