Breast procedures are an emphasis of Dr. LoTempio’s practice. Dr. LoTempio aims to bring the patient’s desired results. Dr. LoTempio also performs microsurgical breast reconstruction using perforator flaps.
Many women view the breast as the embodiment of femininity. So when breast surgery is needed, whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, the surgeon must be aware of both the physical and emotional considerations in play. Because of this, Dr. LoTempio takes a collaborative approach in planning breast surgery with patients, listening closely to their needs and preferences before arriving at a course of action.
In recent years, breast surgery has also become an important step in gender affirmation for transgender women. Dr. LoTempio is aware of the psychological and physical support that breast augmentation can provide to the transgender population, and this is provided by breast implantation or fat grafting. She aspires to be a part of the journey of gender identity realization for each of her patients.
Dr. LoTempio performs many breast procedures, including:
Dr. LoTempio performs breast augmentation using both saline-filled and silicone gel-filled breast implants. The type of implant that gets used depends on the patient. After discussing the available options and getting feedback about what is important to the patient.
The passage of time is an unavoidable reality for every woman. For some women, this can result in sagging, “deflated” breasts. Aging, weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding all can make the breasts lose their elasticity, firmness, and shape.
Practicing microsurgical breast reconstruction, Dr. LoTempio aims to create an aesthetically pleasing breast even when there is very little tissue to work with. In the case of breast reduction, the abundance of tissue makes beautiful results that much more attainable.
After a mastectomy, many women feel as though they’ve lost a part of their feminine identity. One of the reasons Dr. LoTempio chose to perform breast surgery and breast reconstruction is that this is a very personal form of surgery.