Giuliana Rancic Sheds Light on Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction has been in the news lately due to the announcement of E! News star Giuliana Rancic’s breast cancer and double mastectomy.  Giuliana opted for an immediate breast reconstruction procedure following her mastectomy. Fans of the E! star are praising her choice to share her experience with the world and bring awareness to breast reconstruction.  Chances are many of us aren’t familiar with the procedure.

Most women undergoing a mastectomy are given the option of breast reconstruction to rebuild the size and shape of the removed breast(s).  Many women (like Giuliana) chose to reconstruct the breast immediately following the mastectomy (during the same surgery).  There is also an option to hold off on reconstruction and perform it at a later time.

Whether the procedure is performed immediately or down the road, there are two basic options for breast reconstruction:  the use of implants or your own body’s tissues:

Breast Reconstruction with Implants

After a mastectomy, the breast skin is not thick or strong enough to hold a reconstructive implant.  The plastic surgeon therefore inserts a special temporary implant called a tissue expander behind the major muscle on the chest wall. This expander is needed to stretch the chest wall muscle to make a pocket for the breast implant.

Over a period of several months, saline is injected into the expander, slowly expanding the chest wall pocket. When the pocket is fully expanded, the device is removed and a breast implant is placed in the new pocket.  Other secondary operations may be performed at the same time or later, such as nipple reconstruction.

Immediate Reconstruction with Your Own Body’s Tissue

The body’s own tissues can also be used to reconstruct the breast.  Your surgeon will remove tissue from certain areas of the body and use those to reconstruct the breast.  Tissues (skin, fat, and muscles) can be taken from the abdomen (DIEP Flap/Free Flap); the back (Latissimus Flap) or buttock (Gluteal Flap).  In some cases there isn’t quite enough tissue and a small implant is added to give enough volume.

As Giuliana Rancic stressed during several interviews, her decision to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction was all hers. Patients referred to plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle learn all of their options at the time of consultation.  Every effort is made to give you a choice between simple and more complex procedure, depending on medical needs and your wishes for the final result.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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What to Expect With Liposuction >>⁠

Liposuction will be performed on an outpatient basis, using either general or local anesthesia, so you will need someone to bring you home. Depending on the type of liposuction, Dr. Franckle will use a sterile solution, sound waves, laser, or another method to break down fat cells within the targeted area. He will then remove the broken-down fat cells through a thin tube, called a cannula, which will be inserted into the area through a small incision.⁠

Dr. Franckle provides patients with specific instructions for recovery based on their situation. Most patients experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few weeks after liposuction. You may need to take antibiotics to prevent infection and wear a compression garment to control swelling. In most cases, you will be able to return to work within a few days and normal activities within a few weeks. While liposuction should permanently remove these fat cells, you’ll need to maintain a stable weight to prevent the formation of new fat cells.⁠



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Tummy tuck or Body Contouring or Both? >>⁠

Many patients choose to undergo abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in conjunction with other body contouring procedures to help reduce the downtime associated with recovery. One popular option is liposuction to help remove stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise alone.⁠

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- Body Jet Liposuction⁠

- Butt Enhancement⁠

- Mommy Makeover⁠

- Labiaplasty⁠

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What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?⁠

The first step in the consultation is to review your medical history. During the medical review, it is important that you share any history of breathing issues or allergies, which could impact the nasal passage and results of the surgery.⁠

Dr. Franckle will also use Vectra 3D Imaging during the consultation, which allows patients to view a preview of the results before they commit to rhinoplasty.... how great is that!?⁠

Once Dr. Franckle understands your unique aesthetic goals, he can decide the best type of surgical procedure to meet those goals. #hereforyou⁠

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What is a Mommy Makeover? ⁠

The three commonly paired procedures for a mommy makeover include: Breasts, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction⁠

Each pregnancy is 100% unique, as is each mother’s body. As such, each procedure plan designed by Dr. Franckle is entirely different from one patient to the next.⁠

Additional Mommy Makeover procedures are listed on our website >> https://wfrancklemd.com/body/mommy-makeover/⁠


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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?⁠

- Flat chest or lack of volume⁠

- Asymmetry between breasts with one noticeably smaller than the other⁠

- Sagging or flat breasts due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy⁠

- Tubular breasts resulting in uneven, constricted, or deformed breast shape⁠

If you have fully developed breasts and are unhappy with their size or shape, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Candidates should also be non-smoking adults in good physical health and should not be pregnant or currently be breastfeeding.⁠

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As a pregnant women, there are likely so many thoughts running through your mind before delivery. Will the baby be healthy? Will I be okay? And then there’s the eventual joy of the birth and the bonding that comes with the first breastfeed. ⁠

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