About Breast Resensation
At Ellsworth Plastic Surgery, we understand that feeling like yourself again after a mastectomy is one of the most important parts of your recovery. Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to specialize in ReSensation from his Houston, TX facility. ReSensation can be performed during breast reconstruction or revision to potentially restore sensation to the breasts so that women can look and feel their breast. Most commonly performed during autologous breast reconstruction surgery, ReSensation uses allograft nerve tissue to connect the nerves from the transferred tissue to the nerves in the chest. During your consultation with Dr. Ellsworth, our team will discuss the benefits of the surgery, as well as the best possible timeframe for the procedure. Read on to learn more, then contact our practice to schedule your visit.
Breast ReSensation® Reviews
"Dr. Ellsworth and his assistant, Amanda Garrett, were genuinely 100% dedicated and so compassionate with my reconstructive surgery this October. I had some difficult moments and felt so well protected by them both. They are an amazing team. I feel Dr Ellsworth is a true artist, very creative and proud of his work. I am so happy with the results, and would highly recommend them."- R.G. / Facebook / Nov 22, 2017
"Dr. Ellsworth is THE BOMB!! He is a miracle worker and gave me my breasts back post mastectomy!! I'd post pic if could. �"- K.T. / Facebook / Jul 06, 2017
"Dr. Ellsworth did an amazing job providing personalized and warmly professional care to me, from pre-surgery all the way through post-surgical follow up. My reconstructive surgery was flawlessly executed, and my healing went very smoothly. My results make me look and feel great and I am a happy patient."- M.B. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Dr. Ellsworth and his staff are wonderful. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015 and my tumor and lymph nodes were removed, as well as a breast reduction, which was one of the best things that has happened for me. I feel great and I think I look better, thanks to Dr. Ellsworth and his expertise. Not only is he and his team, exceptional, but they are so personable too, with a wonderful sense of humor. They make a patient feel so well cared for, in every respect. While recovering, I have written a comedy self-help book about recovering from breast cancer surgery, which I hope will help other patients and hopefully will lighten up an otherwise very harrowing time. Thank you so much for caring for us all. You and your team are unique and I have great affection for you."- B.W. / Facebook / Sep 24, 2017
"Dr Ellsworth and the ENTIRE STAFF ARE AMAZING!!! My past year has been a flurry of ups and downs; but Dr Ellsworth along with his staff turned my Breast Cancer diagnosis/ battle into a Huge VICTORY!!! And more importantly let me know they are ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU...even afterwards!!! What more could you possibly want���"- T.S. / Facebook / Aug 18, 2017
ReSensation can be performed in conjunction with a mastectomy, with immediate breast reconstruction, or during delayed reconstruction. The procedure is not typically performed during an implant-based reconstruction but may be incorporated into an implant-revision surgery. Ideal candidates are those planning a mastectomy and reconstruction and wish to keep or regain natural sensation in their breast. Dr. Ellsworth can help you decide if you are an ideal candidate during your consultation at our Houston, TX facility.
To perform your ReSensation procedure, donated (allograft) nerve tissue will be attached to your own nerves within the breasts. Over time, the nerves will fuse together and regenerate to potentially provide natural sensation. As mentioned above, the procedure will be performed immediately following your mastectomy during reconstruction or during a delayed reconstruction when a secondary surgery is already planned and in process. To determine the best timeline for the procedure, speak with Dr. Ellsworth who will work together to create a treatment plan that works within your schedule and lifestyle.
What to Expect
ReSensation surgery that is performed during your mastectomy procedure does not require any additional recovery time, although you may not feel sensation for a few months, it can take up to a year for sensation to return. Dr. Ellsworth and our surgical team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that coincide with your breast reconstruction healing process so that you can care for yourself during recovery. Follow-up visits and additional checkups will be necessary so that your results and healing can be monitored and evaluated for optimal recovery. Before or after your surgery, our helpful team is here to answer any questions and reassure any concerns you may have along the way.
If you are planning or recently had a mastectomy and are concerned about natural sensation in your breasts, speak with Dr. Ellsworth about incorporating ReSensation into your surgical plan. The innovative procedure can truly help you to look and feel natural and sexy following your brave and fierce battle with breast cancer. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation at our Houston, TX facility.