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Multi-stage Breast Mastectomy

Often times, as cosmetic surgeons, we are asked if the “one stage” breast reconstruction is possible—in other words, whether a finished reconstruction can be completed in a single surgery.  We understand the breast cancer survivor’s reluctance to undergo yet another multi-stage operation after the undoubted familiarity with the risks associated with the critical operating room.  We applaud their courageous encounter with the disease.

It’s important to fully inform breast cancer champions that the reconstruction of their breast may possibly be done with one stage mastectomy, however several issues combine to work against the patient for higher quality results.

Breast reconstructive surgery typically involves temporary placement of a device known as a tissue expander during the surgical removal of tissue prior to the insertion of the permanent saline or silicone enhancement device.  A tissue expander optimizes the shape of the lower breast and improves the inframammary position (the lower fold of tissue, where the breast contacts the upper abdomen).  The device is firm and rigid in comparison to the final implant enhancement that completes the procedure.  By expanding the skin throughout procedures, the devices allows 100% of their naturally present skin to be preserved in the process and additionally, the periodic introduction of fluid in the treatment area.  Overall ,the results see marked improvements in the breast’s resistance to shrinkage post surgery.  This fact is a notable advantage in any mastectomy.

Ultimately, the assessment by Dr. Eisemann based on your individual needs and your input and goals given shared in the consultation will be the foundation for a planned approach to your breast reconstruction.  With your health in mind, Dr. Eisemann will return your body to the physical state you once knew prior to your battle.  You deserve the best.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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