Breast Reconstruction NJ

by Colen MD Plastic Surgery

The removal of one or both breasts during a mastectomy or lumpectomy can oftentimes be difficult and emotionally challenging, leave women feeling un-feminine, and affect self confidence and overall happiness. Our experienced, well-trained, compassionate, professional staff are here to provide you with the knowledge and medical expertise you need to make the right decisions. Dr. Kari Colen and Dr. Stephen Colen of Colen MD will provide you with guidance and support throughout the entire reconstructive process.

Unfortunately, less than a quarter of women know about the wide range of reconstructive options available after their mastectomy or lumpectomy in Hackensack, New Jersey. There are several surgical techniques available for breast reconstruction including breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and implants, Perforator Flap breast reconstruction (which comprises of either DIEP Flap or PAP Flap breast reconstruction), TRAM Flap breast reconstruction, Latissimus Dorsi breast reconstruction, Oncoplastic breast reconstruction, and revision breast reconstruction. Dr. Stephen Colen, and Dr. Kari Colen at Colen MD are experts in breast reconstruction and are conveniently located in Hackensack, NJ. We invite you to explore our new breast reconstruction website and learn about the many reconstructive options available.

What is Reconstruction with Implants & Tissue Expanders?

Breast Reconstruction using a tissue expander and implant can be done either immediately after your mastectomy or as a delayed procedure. A tissue expander is a temporary device placed underneath the chest wall that creates a soft pocket for an implant to later be placed.

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What is Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction?

Perforator Flap breast reconstruction is a type of reconstructive surgery that uses a patient’s own tissue to reconstruct the breast mound. Although there are several surgical approaches, whose variations are depending on the patient’s donor site, the two most popular are DIEP Flap breast reconstruction and PAP Flap breast reconstruction.

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What is Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction?


With Flap Surgery, much of the breast reconstruction involves the use of your body’s own tissue in the abdomen. The flap, consisting of the skin, fat, & muscle, also remains attached to its original site, retaining its blood supply. This procedure can be accomplished at the time of your mastectomy.

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What is Latissimus dorsi Breast Reconstruction?


The Latissimus Dorsi is a long muscle that is stretches underneath the armpit across the back. If New York City breast reconstruction surgeons, Dr. Kari Colen or Dr. Steven Colen recommend the Latissimus Dorsi Flap surgical technique for your reconstruction, the latissimus dorsi muscle, fat, and a small amount of back skin will be removed and transferred to create a new breast mound.

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What is PAP Flap Breast Reconstruction?

PAP Flap, or profunda artery perforator Flap, breast reconstruction is a surgical technique where a section of fat, skin, and blood vessels is removed from the back of your upper thigh (just below the buttocks) without any muscle removed to recreate a breast mound. Using this micro-surgical technique, Dr. Kari Colen or Dr. Stephen Colen of Colen MD will carefully reattach the blood vessels from the PAP with the blood vessels in the chest.

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What is Revision Breast Reconstruction?

As with any operation, Breast Surgery Procedures have a small chance of ending with unexpected or unsatisfactory results.  When this occurs a Revision Breast Surgery may be performed by our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, to correct the problems caused by the initial breast surgery.

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