Women who choose Seattle breast reconstruction surgery find that this procedure can be a positive and healing experience. Breast reconstruction is an ideal procedure for women who have lost part or all of a breast to cancer or who were born with a breast deformity. By performing breast reconstruction surgery, Dr. Stridde is able to rebuild the breast's shape and create a more symmetrical, balanced appearance for women who have undergone a mastectomy. Visit our breast rescue page to learn more about repairing breast deformities, or correcting unsatisfactory results from all types of breast surgery.
A skilled Seattle breast reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Braden Stridde has extensive experience in many breast reconstruction techniques. View photos of breast reconstruction patients from Puget Sound Plastic Surgery to see his surgical results for yourself.
Devoted to providing personal care in a comfortable setting, Braden Stridde, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon who looks forward to meeting you.
To experience the art, innovation, and excellence of our practice, request your complimentary consultation online, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Puget Sound Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing compassionate care while helping women repair breasts scarred by cancer or other trauma.
Breast reconstruction surgery may include the use of a saline or silicone gel implant not unlike the procedure used for breast augmentation in Seattle. Other options may involve one of several procedures that use the body's own tissues to reconstruct a breast. While breast reconstruction can be very important for a patient's emotional well being, the complete and comprehensive treatment of their breast cancer is the central priority. As a breast reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Stridde wants to be sure that breast reconstruction does not in any way interfere with treatment following cancer surgery. For this reason he usually postpones breast reconstruction until after a woman completes chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which is often recommended following mastectomy.
Several breast reconstruction techniques can be used, including with or without breast implants at our Seattle-area practice, and the specific technique your surgeon will recommend for you depends on many factors. You will receive a much more detailed description of your surgery after Dr. Stridde evaluates your situation during the consultation.
Browse videos and before-and-after photos, and review your consultation using TouchMD, a free, personalized online tool offered by Dr. Stridde to enhance your patient experience. The secure, password-protected Web access allows you to share your experience with family and friends. Learn more.
Recovery after Breast Reconstruction Surgery
After surgery, your new breast may appear larger than your other breast, due to temporary inflammation and swelling which should lessen within a few weeks. You will receive specific instructions about showering, caring for incisions, and wearing a support bra. Every woman recovers differently, and recovery time depends on the breast reconstruction technique used, but most women are back to feeling like their normal selves and taking part in their regular daily activities after a few weeks. Dr. Striddecan share more details with you and give you a better picture of the recovery process at your consultation.
Breast reconstruction can help you get your life back on track and lessen the visual reminders of cancer treatment. Request your complimentary consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at (425) 202-4709. Conveniently located on Central Way in Kirkland, the practice has helped women from the communities of Bellevue, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and numerous other locations throughout Washington.