A mastectomy can dramatically alter your physical appearance and take an emotional toll.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Bruce Hermann can perform advanced breast reconstruction procedures to restore your bustline.
Find out why so many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery at North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center in Denton, TX...
Board Certification, Advanced Training, and Natural-Looking Results Why You Should Consider Dr. Bruce Hermann for Breast Reconstruction
Not all Dallas-area plastic surgeons are as educated as Dr. Hermann or have achieved the distinction of board certification.
Board certification is awarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It requires completing a formal residency, and later passing an extremely difficult exam given by a distinguished panel of plastic surgeons.
In preparation for this, Dr. Hermann underwent years of specialized training and education, which included studying with world-renowned reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon Dennis C. Hammond.
We invite you to see for yourself how Dr. Hermann's advanced training and exceptional skill have benefitted breast reconstruction patients by viewing patient results in our photo gallery.
Benefits of Breast Reconstruction
Many women are hesitant to undergo reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer or injury. However, reconstruction procedures offer several important physical and psychological benefits. Our Denton, Texas, plastic surgery practice takes every possible measure to provide breast reconstruction results that can:
- Restore the feminine curves of your body
- Provide visually pleasing symmetry to your breasts
- Enhance the shape and size of your breasts
- Restore the natural appearance of your nipples
- Counteract post-surgical anxiety or depression
Start Exploring Your Breast Reconstruction Options
Dr. Bruce Hermann in Denton, TX, is committed to providing his patients the best possible aesthetic and emotional benefits of breast reconstruction.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hermann will work closely with your mastectomy surgeon to create a reconstruction plan incorporating safe, advanced techniques such as tissue expansion, implant placement, and fat grafting.
Learn how our state-of-the-art reconstruction procedures can give you beautiful, natural-looking results by booking a consultation with Dr. Hermann at our Denton, TX, offices. Simply give us a call or use our easy online form to start your reconstruction journey with a no-pressure, unhurried consultation. We welcome patients from throughout Dallas, TX, Flower Mound, TX, Lewisville, TX, and beyond.
Call: (940) 387-4900
What Your Consultation Will Cover
Dr. Hermann will discuss your goals and preferences in order to formulate a treatment plan. He will also explain all associated risks of the procedure, answer all of your questions, and provide explicit pre- and post-surgical instructions to ensure a safe surgery and successful recovery. Dr. Hermann's Denton, TX, staff can review your insurance plan and speak to your provider on your behalf to secure the best possible coverage.
"My OBGYN Said My Reconstruction
Is the Best She's Ever Seen!"
A breast cancer survivor reflects on Dr. Hermann's care
"Dr. Hermann & his staff are wonderful. I'm a breast cancer patient 2 years out from having a double mastectomy. I'm new to Texas (July 2015), having lived in Ohio for 21 years. I found Dr. Hermann online & chose him based on all of the positive reviews. I'm still in the early stages of my reconstruction, but I already know it was the right choice My case required an extensive (8-9 hour) surgery & when I woke up, I was already pleased with the results. I can hardly wait to see the results a few months down the line! Update 3/1/18: I am 15 months out from my final procedure with Dr. Hermann & continue to be extremely happy with the results. On 2/1/18, I had an appointment with my new OBGYN & she remarked that my reconstruction is the best one she's ever seen! I'd say that's a pretty glowing recommendation. Dr. Hermann & his staff are so friendly & personable that though I'm glad my reconstruction is done, I do miss seeing them." Angela Bixler
Why Betty Chose Dr. Hermann for Reconstruction Surgery "I just like the way he does things."
Recreating the Breast Mound
During the first step of reconstruction, Dr. Hermann will coordinate with your mastectomy surgeon, oncologist, and any other doctors to create a reconstructive plan to rebuild the breast mound once damaged tissue has been removed due to injury or breast cancer. This collaborative effort is essential in planning a successful surgery following treatment for breast cancer and other issues.
Although breast reconstruction can be performed immediately following a mastectomy, an oncologist may recommend that you undergo the procedure at a later date. Dr. Hermann can perform a delayed procedure or provide revision surgeries for patients who are unhappy with results of a previous procedure.
The Breast Reconstruction Procedure
Dr. Hermann uses fat grafting and AlloDerm regenerative tissue matrix to perform breast reconstruction. He primarily works with a mastectomy surgeon specializing in skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomy, a procedure that retains the skin envelope of the breast and the nipple in order to achieve highly natural-looking results.
The initial procedure can take six to seven hours if performed immediately after a mastectomy. Before surgery, you will be sedated with general anesthesia. After the breast tissue has been removed, Dr. Hermann can begin performing fat grafting or the insertion of a breast implant or tissue expander.
Breast Tissue Expanders vs. Flap Surgery
When performing breast reconstruction, Dr. Hermann chiefly uses tissue expander devices to create room for a permanent implant. He prefers this method rather than another reconstructive procedure called flap surgery. Flap surgery involves transferring a flap of tissue from another part of the body to create the breast mound. Flap surgery is a very complex procedure and there is a chance the flap may not survive if a complication with its blood supply occurs.
Meanwhile, an expander is an inflatable implant that stretches the breast muscle and skin over time. It is placed beneath the skin and pectoral muscle immediately following your mastectomy. Dr. Hermman will fill the implant with saline over time. When the skin has stretched enough, the expander will be removed and replaced with a permanent implant during a second surgical procedure. Dr. Hermann can discuss the kind of implant that will work best for you during your consultation.
Breast Reconstruction Recovery
Immediately following breast reconstruction surgery, you will wake up in recovery. Antibiotics, pain medication, and other necessary fluids to promote healing and comfort will be provided through an IV.
Surgical drains will also be placed near each incision. These will collect fluid in order to reduce swelling in the surgical areas. The drains are generally removed about one to two weeks after the procedure.
You will be provided with a specialized compression bra to help your implant settle and reduce swelling.
Please follow Dr. Hermann's instructions regarding cleaning surgical wounds, wearing your compression bra, changing bandages, and keeping drainage tubes clean. Take it easy until Dr. Hermann says it is OK to exercise.
You may experience temporary side effects such as soreness, bruising, swelling, and discomfort, but these will all fade over the next few weeks.
In most cases, it takes about six to eight weeks before you can resume all normal activity. However, the timeline is different for each patient because everyone heals at different rates.
Tell Me About Breast Reconstruction Scarring
As with any surgery, scars are to be expected. Women who have undergone breast reconstruction can expect to have scars in one or more areas, including the breast and nipple.
Although these will fade significantly over time, they will never disappear completely. However, Dr. Hermann can minimize the appearance of scarring with strategic incision placement that can be determined during your consultation.
"Thank You For Helping Me During My Journey with Breast Cancer."
Great patient care with upfront info on your surgery. Great bedside care before and after your surgery. Great staff very friendly atmosphere. Dr. Hermann thank you for helping me during my journey with breast cancer very pleased with my implants.View on Google
The friendliest staff ever and always available if I have a question. I had a breast reduction just over a week ago and can already tell that there is less pain in neck, shoulders and upper back. Dr Bruce Hermann and his team are a delite and definitely a successful choice for my surgery.View on Google
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