Dr. Ariel Rad, a breast reconstructive
surgeon, and Courtney Edwards, N.P.,
At the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, women find comprehensive care for breast cancer, plus innovative procedures and the latest and best technology for every phase of their breast cancer treatment, including breast reconstruction.
Johns Hopkins plastic surgeons are experienced in all forms of reconstruction, including microvascular surgical options such as the DIEP flap and SGAP flap. They specialize in complex breast reconstruction procedures and have successfully completed reconstructions for hundreds of women, restoring their self-image after cancer treatment.
Our breast reconstruction specialists are also experienced in treating women who are seeking revisions on past breast reconstruction results that are unsatisfactory or who were never offered breast reconstruction as an option during their breast cancer treatment.
Their expertise is matched by their concern that the reconstructions preserve as much of the natural look and feel of a woman’s breast as possible. They try to give women the look and feel of an actual breast, using creative techniques such as fat grafting, also know as lipofilling or fat transfer. Fat can be taken from another part of your body, possibly the abdomen, through liposuction. The fat will be purified and then carefully layered within the new breast to create the desired shape. Our surgeons are experienced at these techniques.
To find out more, go to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for reconstructive surgery after breast cancer?
Our reconstructive surgeons bring experience and expertise as well as knowledge of the most effective and innovative techniques available. This type of surgery requires not just a skilled and experienced surgeon but also a team of doctors and nurses who treat breast cancer.
Our surgeons are devoted to their profession and to providing attentive patient care. From the first consultation to the final check-up, they make themselves available and accessible to patients and their families.