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Breast Reconstruction

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See results Dr. Lennox has achieved for his patients, and envision what he can do for you.

Meet Dr. Lennox

Learn why patients and doctors alike trust him for plastic surgery.

Few things are more frightening than being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Whether and when you have breast reconstruction in Vancouver is a highly personal decision, but many women have found that this procedure has helped them to put their cancer diagnosis and treatment in the past.

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See the results of our breast reconstruction patients by clicking on our before & after photo gallery. To find out more, request a consultation with RCPSC-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Lennox. Or, call our office at (604) 876-6552 to schedule your appointment.

Understanding Breast Reconstruction

In Vancouver, breast reconstruction can be performed at the time of the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or it can be delayed to allow patients to focus on their cancer treatment. As head of the Breast Reconstruction program at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Lennox is highly-skilled in the traditional methods and is also at the forefront of the latest, most innovative techniques including:

Dermal Matrix

For women who have thin skin or no breast tissue after mastectomy, dermal matrix serves as an extra layer of skin which helps thicken tissue, priming it for better implant position and coverage. It has become increasingly popular over the past few years and has helped some patients avoid a larger surgery that uses skin flaps from the abdomen or back to create a new breast. It can also allow direct to implant one stage reconstruct ion in appropriate patients.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is a technique that involves transferring fat cells from one area of the body to improve a contour deformity. In breast reconstruction, it is a particularly effective way to restore volume and reshape the breast after lumpectomy or correct implant wrinkling or dimpling. Most importantly, this technique appears not to interfere with follow up care needed by breast cancer patients.

Recovery & Results

Recovery from breast reconstruction depends on the method you choose. Typically, the skin flap method requires a longer healing process, but each patient and procedure is unique so recovery times vary. No matter which procedure you select, Dr. Lennox is highly skilled in creating natural-looking breasts that help you reclaim your figure.

Complementary Procedures

Some women who choose to have breast reconstruction in Vancouver also opt for breast reduction or a breast lift on the other breast to ensure the most symmetrical results possible.

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