Introduction to Breast Reconstruction Surgeries
Reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy due to cancer or other disease is quite possible with today’s surgical procedures. The procedure is often covered by many HMO’s after breast cancer surgery and legislation is currently before Congress to enact mandatory coverage. Using the newest medical techniques, a plastic surgeon is often able to create a breast that is similar in form and appearance to that of the natural breast. A consultation will provide you with information on the many available options for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
In breast reconstruction surgery, the Plastic Surgery Group surgeons recreate all or part of the breast that has been surgically removed. The goal of reconstruction is to make breasts look natural and balanced when wearing clothing. This is done using a breast implant or your own tissue from another part of the body.
Candidates for breast reconstruction include women who have been:
- Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have a mastectomy
- Diagnosed with breast cancer and had or will have breast conservation surgery, such as partial mastectomy or lumpectomy
- Found to have a genetic mutation and will have a prophylactic mastectomy
There are many options for breast reconstruction. Deciding which reconstruction method is best for you will be discussed during your consultation. We will consider your personal preferences, as well as body shape, prior surgeries, current medical condition and cancer treatment needs. All reconstructive options have both risks and benefits, and each option usually requires multiple procedures to reach a final result.
Make An Appointment
Contact the breast reconstruction surgeons with The Plastic Surgery Group to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery. We are pleased to consult with patients at our Montclair office.
For additional information on Breast Reconstruction, visit: www.plasticsurgery.org