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Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

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Women who are faced with breast cancer have many difficult decisions to make not the least of which is whether breast reconstruction is an option that is right for them. Our plastic surgeons have decades of experience in breast reconstruction procedures and understand the overwhelming amount of information that breast cancer patients have been presented by other physicians, family members and friends. As a Center of Excellence, The Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Center at New York Plastic Surgical Group, a Division of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group has an unparalleled commitment to helping New York breast reconstruction patients achieve the contoured breast shape and appearance they desire, with results that both look and feel natural.

Our doctors are specialty-trained in breast surgery procedures, some of whom have attended world class institutions such as the Gloucester Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England, McGill University in Montreal, University of Toronto, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Our team of reconstructive surgeons offers a comprehensive variety of techniques to rebuild the breasts including the Tissue Expansion, TRAM Flap and DIEP Flap approaches.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery can be of enormous benefit to women who have lost one or both breasts to mastectomy or injury, and those who suffer from breast deformity. Techniques in breast reconstruction have become so advanced over the years, that results can not only look natural and beautiful, but feel that way as well. There are a number of breast reconstruction techniques that can rebuild the breasts, and our NYPS Group plastic and reconstructive surgeons have extensive training and surgical experience in an array of procedures that can help you meet your ultimate goals.

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Breast Reconstruction Candidates

In breast cancer patients, breast reconstruction can be a very exciting time; this is because surgical reconstructive procedures are generally performed once the patient is cancer-free! Because techniques have become so advanced, virtually anyone who has undergone a mastectomy is a candidate for breast reconstruction. During your initial consultation at our practice, you will be physically examined by your chosen NYPS Group breast surgeon to determine the specific technique best suited for your body type. He or she will also use this time to go over all aspects of the procedure and address your concerns.

Breast Reconstruction Insurance

Breast reconstruction procedures are often partially covered under many insurance plans. New York Plastic Surgical Group has experienced and knowledgeable staff members who can assist you in filing claims with your insurance representative. Because insurance plans vary among patients and providers, detailed information about your specific plan will be discussed at the time of your initial consultation.

To schedule your consultation for breast reconstruction surgery, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group. In addition to answering your questions and discussing options available to you, your NYPS Group plastic surgeon can give you a look at what the likely outcome of your surgery may be. With Vectra 3-D imaging, we are able to generate a computer model of the breast area that reflects the possible results of your surgery. This technology can be very useful in giving patients some sense of how they may look after breast reconstruction procedures.

Breast Reconstruction Procedures

There are a number of breast reconstruction procedures that can help rebuild the breasts. Procedures are tailored to the individual patient, and the type of procedure you have will depend on candidacy requirements, your ultimate goals, and your unique body type. Breast reconstruction techniques include:

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Breast Reconstruction Recovery

Depending on the breast reconstruction technique performed, patients should generally expect surgery to be a multi-stage process. Any pain and discomfort after the procedure can be managed with medication. At least two weeks of rest should be planned for after surgery, and normal daily routines can generally be resumed after four to six weeks. There will be some residual scarring after breast reconstruction surgery that will generally fade with time.

As the oldest and longest running facility in North America having treated thousands of breast cancer patients, our team understands that breast reconstruction often takes some emotional adjustment. We are able to help you network with other patients who can offer insight and encouragement, as well as connect you with local support groups to help you through the recovery process.

Breast Reconstruction Recovery

Depending on the breast reconstruction technique performed, patients should generally expect surgery to be a multi-stage process. Any pain and discomfort after the procedure can be managed with medication. At least two weeks of rest should be planned for after surgery, and normal daily routines can generally be resumed after four to six weeks. There will be some residual scarring after breast reconstruction surgery that will generally fade with time.

As the oldest and longest running facility in North America having treated thousands of breast cancer patients, our team understands that breast reconstruction often takes some emotional adjustment. We are able to help you network with other patients who can offer insight and encouragement, as well as connect you with local support groups to help you through the recovery process.

Breast Reconstruction Risks

Reconstructive surgeons at New York Plastic Surgical Group are some of the most respected in the area, and are known for meticulous attention to detail and rigorous safety standards to minimize risks. Complications that can arise from breast reconstruction surgery will depend on the type of breast reconstruction performed. You will be made aware of any possible risks associated with your specific procedure prior to undergoing surgery.

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Consultations

If you are interested in finding out if breast reconstruction is the right option for you, we invite you to contact our practice to arrange your private consultation. Many of our NYPS Group plastic surgeons hold privileges at major hospitals throughout NYC and Long Island, New York. With a range of breast reconstruction techniques, our doctors can help you restore what you have lost with results that look natural and beautiful.

Contact us to learn more about breast reconstruction.

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