Breast reconstruction is a procedure performed for the purpose of creating a breast mound, including the nipple and areola, in order to correct problems related to congenital deformities or women who have had a breast removed from breast cancer treatment.
Why Breast Reconstruction?
For those who have experienced a mastectomy or other breast-related injury or trauma, there is nothing more than a desire to return to normal. Breast Reconstruction Surgery can help to restore the breasts to their near normal shape, size and appearance.
Breast Reconstruction can be done at the same time as a mastectomy, although some women prefer to have the procedure done at a later date. It is also common to have Breast Reconstruction in conjunction with a Breast Lift and Breast Reduction, especially if only one breast is being reconstructed, since this will produce greater symmetry.
Is Breast Reconstruction Right For Me?
If you are considering Breast Reconstruction, it is important that you have realistic expectations as to the outcome, as well as having it done for your own personal benefit. Breast Reconstruction may be a good option for you if:
- You have a good ability to cope with your diagnosis and treatment
- You have no medical conditions or other illnesses that could impair healing
- Your goals for restoring your breast and body image are positive and realistic
During your initial consultation, our team of highly-skilled surgeons will discuss your long-term goals and create a solution that works best for your individual needs. Our surgeons are experienced in all aspects of breast reconstruction including implants, tissue transfers and microsurgery techniques. They will also discuss any other procedures that you may be considering in conjunction with your Breast Reconstruction.
We also provide the only 3D nipple/tattoo artist in the Tri-State Region. (This is covered by insurance)
Breast Reconstruction Procedure and Recovery
Because Breast Reconstruction procedures are tailored specifically to the needs of each patient’s particular situation, our surgeons will recommend an individualized plan for you based on your reconstructive needs, which will vary according to each patient. Breast Reconstruction is performed under general anesthesia, and the subsequent recovery period following will vary according to each patient.
Most patients undergoing Breast Reconstruction are able to resume normal activities, which include returning to work, within two to six weeks following the procedure.
Most importantly, Breast Reconstruction can help women with the physical and emotional issues that accompany a mastectomy. While Breast Reconstruction does involve some scarring and loss of sensation in the breasts, most patients report an overall improved quality of life as well as feelings of wholeness following the procedure.
Be sure to ask questions: It is essential to address any concerns that you may have with our experienced staff. All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. If you are considering Breast Reconstruction, contact us to schedule a consultation and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.