When you have undergone a partial removal (lumpectomy) or complete removal (mastectomy) of the breast, you might consider breast reconstruction surgery. These techniques are most commonly used for breast reconstruction: breast implants, flaps (your own tissue taken from another part of the body) and fat grafting. Nipple reconstruction and tattooing can also be done to complete the full reconstruction of the breast. All of these procedures are typically covered by insurance.
Breast reconstruction procedures can be done at the time of the cancer surgery or at a later time depending on your situation and preference. If you decided not to have reconstructive surgery at the time of your cancer treatment, the window of opportunity for reconstruction hasn’t closed. Breast reconstruction surgery can be done at any time after the cancer surgery is complete.
Dr. White applies her artistry and mastery to achieve the best results for you. She will go over the variety of techniques that can be utilized, alone or in combination, to reconstruct your breasts and help you feel whole again.
To learn more about breast reconstruction or to schedule a consultation, contact us.