If you are considering breast reconstruction, before and after pictures featured here on LocateADoc.com can provide you with a visual representation of what this procedure can achieve. To learn more about your options, we’ve put together this introduction.
Breast reconstruction is available to women who have experienced trauma to their chest, particularly women who have had a partial or full mastectomy because of breast cancer. It aims to restore the size, shape, and symmetry of the body. Women can choose between different implants or can consider augmentation with a fat transfer. It’s important to talk to your breast reconstruction doctor about which option is best for your goals. Since this procedure is reconstructive plastic surgery, your insurance provider may cover it in part or in full.
Common risks include excessive pain and bruising, unfavorable scarring, and postoperative infection. These risks are minimized when you work with a trained surgeon.
What should I expect when preparing for breast reconstruction?
- Schedule mammograms before and after surgery
- You may be able combine a mastectomy with restoration in one surgical session
- Full recovery takes 6 months to 1 year
We hope this introduction has helped you feel more informed when pursuing breast reconstruction. Before and after pictures from LocateADoc.com can help you think about your options before speaking with a surgeon. To find a practice, browse our doctor profiles today.
45 year old, Female
Joseph Rucker, MD, FACS
Eau Claire, WI
Stephen E. Zucker, MD, FACS
53 year old, Female
South Bend, IN
35 year old, Female
Charles Andrew Salzberg, MD
45 year old, Female
Cortlandt Manor, NY
58 year old, Female
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- Avg. Cost: $7500
- Candidate: Small, disproportionate breasts
- Length: 1-2 hours
- Treatment: One
- Results: Permanent possible implant replacement
- Back to Work: 1-2 weeks