Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery

Breast Reconstruction

Modern surgical technology makes it possible for plastic surgeons to construct a natural-looking breast after mastectomy (breast removal) due to cancer or other diseases. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons can perform breast reconstruction in Calgary immediately following mastectomy, so that the patient wakes with a new breast mound instead of no breast at all. Alternatively, reconstruction may begin years after mastectomy.

Request a Consultation

Begin your personal transformation by requesting a consultation online to meet privately with one of our plastic surgeons, or call our office at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.

Is Breast Reconstruction for You?

Women whose cancer seems to have been eradicated with mastectomy are the best candidates for breast reconstruction. Those with health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure and those who smoke are advised to wait. Others prefer to postpone surgery as they come to terms with having cancer, consider the extent of the procedure, or explore alternatives.

About the Procedure

The reconstruction itself consists of multiple operations, the first of which involves creation of the breast mound and is performed during or after mastectomy in a hospital under general anesthesia.

There are several ways to reconstruct the breast, both with and without breast implants; your plastic surgeon should work together with you in deciding which approach is best for you.

Risks & Possible Complications

Breast reconstruction has not been proven to affect the recurrence of cancer or other diseases, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Nevertheless, in addition to the complications possible from any surgical procedure (bleeding, fluid collection, excessive scar tissue, or difficulties with anesthesia), there are some risks inherent in breast reconstruction, including infection around the implant, if an implant is used, and capsular contracture, when the scar (capsule) around the implant tightens, causing the breast to feel hard. Treatment for capsular contracture varies from "scoring" the scar tissue to removing or replacing the implant. Some patients may need time to come to terms emotionally with their new breasts.

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Meet Our Surgeons

With extensive training and years of specialized experience, our Royal College-certified plastic surgeons are known in Calgary and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Their goal is simple: to give you the best version of yourself, whether you choose a procedure for your face, breasts, or body, or a personalized combination of procedures.

Dr. WhiddenDr. Humphreys

Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
7425 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8
Main Phone: (403) 452-7953
Fax: (403) 242-5090
Monday–Friday:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary, Canada, Dr. Douglas Humphreys and Dr. Paul Whidden offer plastic surgery for the breasts, body, and face in their capacity as Royal College-certified plastic surgeons. Procedures are performed in the safety and privacy of the Macleod Trail Surgical Centre, a private, onsite surgical facility that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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