Tissue Expanders &

Breast Surgery in The Woodlands, TX

Tissue Expander Reconstruction

After mastectomy, there is a shortage of both skin and volume. Perhaps the simplest method of reconstruction is to place a tissue expander (inflatable implant) underneath the skin, then serially inflate the expander in the office, and then exchange this implant several months later for a more permanent implant. The upside of this method is the relatively easier recovery time, short predictable surgeries, and a very reasonable result. The downside is the potential for scar contracture around the implant (requiring surgical revision), at minimum two surgeries, and multiple office visits. In addition, these breasts may not be as natural appearing as the other methods described below. In some cases, we may choose to forego the tissue expansion process and skip straight to a breast implant, along with the use of cadaveric skin to cover the surface of the implant.

What his patients have to say …

“Being diagnosed with breast cancer was a scary and stressful time for me. Dr. Gordley took his time explaining my options and helped me through the whole process. He took away a lot of the anxiety I came in with and actually gave me things to look forward to. I thank him dearly for being a great and caring doctor with hands that do fabulous work.”