Breast Reconstruction in Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman believes that the reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures that she has to offer. Dr. Merriman performs this procedure at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia, providing many options and opportunities for women considering breast reconstruction.
Breast reconstruction can be discussed as you wish, either prior to, or after your breast removal procedure, to determine which options best can fulfill your needs and desires. Dr. Merriman has found that patients seek breast reconstruction for many different and entirely personal reasons, both physical and emotional. Breast reconstruction can help lift your sense of confidence and self image. You may also feel more balanced, in terms of breast weight and appearance with breast reconstruction, and be able to wear a greater variety of clothes, including bathing suits, tank tops, and more low-cut styles.
Some women are afraid that should their breast cancer return, it will be harder to detect the tumor through a reconstructed breast than through a mastectomy scar. However, there is no need to fear difficulties with cancer detection. Current evidence indicates that it is no more difficult to find and treat cancer through a reconstructed breast.
During your personal consultation with Dr. Merriman at her surgery center in Valdosta, your individual goals and hopes for your reconstruction surgery will be discussed in detail. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman can share her many years of education, training and experience with each patient. With empathy and her keen sense of artistry and detail, she is able to provide each woman a full range of options available in breast reconstruction surgery today. Dr. Merriman will partner with each patient to seek and provide the safest, best and most attractive result possible.