What is Breast ReSensation?
Traditionally, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has focused on restoring the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. However, with the help of plastic surgery advances, cutting-edge techniques provide patients the opportunity to look and feel themselves after surgery with ReSensation. Traditional mastectomies involve the removal of all breast tissue, which severs the nerves that provide feeling to the nipple and skin. Women were left with the loss of both their breast and their sensation. ReSensation is a technique used by Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Albright that can be performed following mastectomy or during free-flap breast reconstruction to potentially restore your sensation is regained after surgery. For more information about this life-changing surgery, call Albright Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.
Breast ReSensation Reviews
"Dr. Allbright is an intelligent, caring, and fantastic doctor! He genuinely listens to your concerns and he is very willing to work with you and whatever your needs are. I have heard a few people say that Dr. Allbright is young, So they are concerned with his skill level. My comment to that, Dr. Allbright was trained in the best technology possible and he is super amazing in his abilities. I would prefer Dr. Allbright to have me in surgery for 13 hours rather than someone that is twice his age. My results have been completely amazing and although my original reason to see him was because of a diagnosis of breast cancer, he has truly helped to enhance my life and has made the best of a bad situation. His entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and they are so very caring. Anytime I called with a question, One of his staff got with me very quickly. I cannot rave enough about this amazing person. He truly treats you as an individual and not at all as just another client. He actually remembers things from your last visit. He is one of a kind!!!"- J.L. / Google / Aug 02, 2019
If you are considering or scheduled for autologous breast reconstruction using a free flap (such as DIEP flap surgery), you may be an ideal candidate for ReSensation. Patients undergoing immediate or delayed reconstructions qualify for the procedure. However, those having implant reconstruction are not candidates for ReSensation. The best way to learn if you are a candidate for the procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Albright. During this visit, you can discuss your needs and concerns and learn more about the technique.
What to Expect
Dr. Albright performs breast ReSensation to restore sensation after mastectomy. It can be completed as an additional step during free flap (autologous) breast reconstruction by reconnecting the nerves to return sensation to the newly restored breast. This procedure only takes a small amount of additional time relative to the microvascular flap breast reconstruction procedure. There is no additional recovery time required for ReSensation, but sensation recovery is not immediate or guaranteed. The nerve restoration will be gradual as nerves heal slowly. Early research on the procedure indicates that patients begin to regain sensation within a few months of the surgery with feeling continuing to intensify up to two years afterward. While your final results may take time to realize, it has been found that women who undergo ReSensation often have better functionality, health, and emotional well-being following mastectomy.
Plan Your Procedure
At Albright Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotional journey you have navigated during your cancer battle. We never want you to feel as though you have to settle with your surgical options. Dr. Albright is proud to offer ReSensation to qualified patients to provide them with the chance to regain some feeling in their breast post-mastectomy. If you want to learn if you are a candidate for ReSensation, please contact Dr. Albright at our Houston, TX facility. The Albright Plastic Surgery team looks forward to helping you achieve total recovery. Give us a call today.