If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery, we recommend scheduling a consultation with the experienced plastic surgeons at The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. It's important to get accurate information and recommendations from a qualified breast surgeon. If you are researching and discussing this option with people you know, you may have heard many different terms being used, such as:Autologous breast reconstruction: A breast reconstruction technique that uses a flap of tissue from somewhere on your body to reconstruct the mound of the breast. Breast implants: Flexible, breast-shaped prostheses used to augment... Read More
Choosing whether to undergo reconstructive breast surgery is a highly personal decision. As experienced breast surgeons, our plastic surgeons can provide the information you need to help you make this important decision.
During your individualized consultation, we'll make sure you understand all aspects of the process and what decisions need to be made. There are various approaches to reconstructive breast surgery. We'll provide you with information and guidance regarding nipple reconstruction and areola pigmentation, as well as the differences between implant-based reconstruction and autologous reconstruction.
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One approach to reconstructing the breasts after mastectomy is to use either saline or silicone breast implants. Implant-based breast reconstruction may be the right way for you to restore the appearance of your breasts after cancer surgery, but the only way to know for sure is to visit our experienced plastic surgeons for an individualized consultation.
If you do choose breast reconstruction with breast implants, then there are a couple ways the process can go. You may be a good candidate for something called direct-to-implant breast reconstruction, in which the breast implants can be placed during the same surgery as the...Read More
After breast reconstruction surgery, you may want to further enhance your results by restoring the appearance of nipples, unless you had a nipple-sparing mastectomy. If you are a candidate for it, nipple reconstruction may be the right way for you to achieve the final results you want.
As a breast reconstruction patient, there are a number of options available to you. Choices surrounding this procedure are extremely personal, and we'll do everything we can to help you make the choices that are right for you. Areola pigmentation and nipple reconstruction are two such options that you may find fit your goals. These are two procedures...Read More
Recently, researchers discovered that the rate of women receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomy has been rising, specifically for the time period of 1998 to 2007. In 1998, about 46 percent of women who underwent mastectomy also had breast reconstruction. In 2006, the figure increased to 63 percent of mastectomy patients.
Other findings included:Procedures using breast implants (as opposed to tissue only) increased. Bilateral mastectomies increased, from 3 percent of mastectomies in 1998 to 18 percent in 2007. About 75 percent of the women who received bilateral mastectomies opted for reconstruction. About 52 percent... Read More
One new study suggests that nipple sparing mastectomy combined with immediate breast reconstruction has a high rate of success and low rate of complications, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The study involved 285 women, some of whom were undergoing mastectomy because of breast cancer and others as a preventive measure because they were at a high risk for developing breast cancer. Overall, the complication rate was about 12 percent, and was higher for women who smoked and those who had received radiation therapy. The natural nipple was retained successfully for about 90 percent of the women.
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Last year, breast reconstruction procedures were up 4 percent from 2012. That's according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2013, ASPS member surgeons performed 95,589 breast reconstructions, compared to 91,655 in 2012. And those are only the procedures performed by ASPS surgeons, meaning the actual number of total breast reconstruction surgeries performed was probably much greater.
Today, there are many techniques and options available to women interested in reconstructing their breasts after cancer surgery, with optimally natural-looking results. Some of these options include:Implant-... Read More
When you choose a breast reconstruction surgeon - whether in Colorado or elsewhere - it is good to know you've made the right choice. The ability to talk openly with your healthcare provider is an important part of learning about and choosing between your breast cancer treatment options. Here are a few suggestions for choosing the right breast reconstruction surgeon.
The primary considerations in choosing a breast reconstruction surgeon in Denver who is right for your individual needs include:Surgical experience Treatment options Post-Operativecare Board Certifications
Our team brings state-of-the-art breast reconstruction...Read More
If you are considering breast reconstruction, you are probably wondering about the cost of the procedure. Many things can influence the final cost, such as anesthesia fees, x-rays, tests and other aspects of the procedure. The only way to know for sure how much a reconstruction after breast cancer surgery will cost is to visit the surgeon's practice for a consultation. At The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, our staff will help you understand your reconstruction estimate and help you determine your insurance coverage.
The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) stipulates that group health plans,...Read More
Many women who want to restore their breasts after mastectomy are good candidates for a reconstruction procedure. The only way to know if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction is to meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in a consultation. To schedule a consult, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 720-457-4461.
You may be a good candidate for breast reconstruction if:You have a desire to restore the appearance of feminine breasts. You have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. You are willing to meet with one of our breast surgeons to discuss your... Read More