Recently released statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows increasing rates of breast reconstruction among women in the US. These rates are promising as ASPS and others have worked to "close the loop" by ensuring all women with breast cancer are informed of their options regarding breast reconstruction.
The ASPS found that breast reconstruction in the US increased by 4 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, for a total of 106,300 procedures. Since the year 2000, breast reconstruction has increased by an amazing 35 percent.
Reconstructive breast techniques have certainly come a long way since the year 2000. The results look more natural and beautiful than ever before, and women have many options available to them, such as:
- Nipple reconstruction
- Areola pigmentation
- Reconstruction using your own tissue as a breast mound
- Implant-based reconstruction
The only way to know whether you are a good candidate for one of these techniques or another technique to reconstruct the breasts is to visit us for a consultation. Our experienced, compassionate and board-certified plastic surgeons will make sure you have all the information you need to decide what is right for you.
If you are interested in breast reconstruction and live in or around Denver, Lone Tree or elsewhere in Colorado, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4461.