According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast reconstruction procedures increased 3 percent last year compared to the previous year:
- 2016: 109,256
- 2015: 106,338
These numbers reflect only those breast reconstructions performed by plastic surgeons who are members of ASPS. The actual number of all breast reconstructions performed in the US last year is probably even higher.
Furthermore, the ASPS reports a 39 percent increase in breast reconstructions since the year 2000. In 2016, there were 18,778 breast implant removal procedures among reconstructive patients, which was a 5 percent increase from the previous year. There is a wide array of reasons a woman may decide to remove the implants used in her initial reconstruction: She may decide to opt instead for tissue flap reconstruction, or she may not like the final look and feel of the implants and may opt for a different type. Some women experience complications requiring implant removal.
Arrange a Consultation to Learn More
The experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery look forward to meeting you and discussing your candidacy for breast reconstruction. Every woman who has dealt with breast cancer has a right to know what her options are, including opting out of reconstruction, delaying reconstruction and receiving an immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy.
To arrange a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 720-457-4461. The practice and accredited surgical center are located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Our patients visit us from all of the surrounding areas, including Denver and cities across the country.