Types of Breast Surgery

Dr. Xiaoti Xu, Plastic Surgeon, Mia Aesthetics with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says breast reconstruction is about rebuilding the breast after suffering from cancer and trying to give them what they had before as possible.

He also explains a breast augmentation is purely cosmetic surgery, and it is to enhance the way you look, which is completely different because you still have your own breast tissue.

Transcript
A little segue here a breast reconstruction how is that different from breast augmentation or a breast reduction okay well breast reconstruction is someone who had their breasts removed
because of breast cancer what’s called a mastectomy so what you’re doing is you’re rebuilding their breasts to kind of look as close to possible to what they had before so we would call that a
reconstructive surgery breast augmentation was called a purely cosmetic surgery meaning that you’re doing something to enhance the way you look which is completely different because you still have your own breast tissue in terms of results and looks never say never but it’s always very
hard for someone who has breast reconstruction to have a cosmetic look and that’s the one thing always stressed with my patients is that even though sometimes in a breast reconstruction we’re using implants it’s not a breast augmentation meaning that they’re not here to enhance our looks or here to restore what they look like before after their mastectomy and that’s such a great point doctor and it’s something actually you specialize in this is true yes so my practice generalize in breast reconstruction and breast cosmetic surgery so it’s really importantly you know when you talk to patients and I think that’s why it’s really important to have that rapport of your patients
and talking about realistic expectation you
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