Breast cancer affects the lives of 1 out of 8 women in the United States. However, the impact of breast cancer reaches nearly everyone. Advancements in breast reconstruction over the past few decades have given women the ability to rebuild what cancer has taken away. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Feins is committed to providing you with the clear, accurate information you need regarding your options for breast reconstruction.
If you have lost a breast due to a mastectomy, birth abnormality or disfigurement following an accident, please call the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today at 603-647-4430 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Feins helps women from Manchester, Nashua and throughout southern New Hampshire.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Options
Options for breast reconstruction surgery are rapidly evolving and improving. The latest advanced techniques that have been developed in recent years enable Dr. Feins to help you achieve more beautiful and natural-looking results than ever before.
One of the most important considerations regarding your breast reconstruction surgery is when to undergo the procedure. Many patients elect to have their reconstruction surgery performed at the same time as their mastectomy. Others choose to wait until they have recovered from cancer treatments.
The decision is a personal one. Dr. Feins will work with you and your surgeon to help determine the best option for you. When deciding when to undergo your breast reconstruction, consider the following factors:
- Your current medical condition
- The stage of your breast cancer
- Additional therapies that may be necessary to treat your cancer
- Whether you will have one or both breasts reconstructed
- Which option fits best with your goals and lifestyle
When you choose to have your breast reconstruction concurrently with a mastectomy, you can decrease your total number of surgeries. This also allows you to get breast implants right away and often provides better aesthetic results. However, immediate breast reconstruction may not be the ideal option if you are still in the middle of your cancer treatment.
If you decide to get a breast implant or implants after mastectomy or double mastectomy surgery, you have time to consider all of your options and make choices that align with your schedule. However, delayed breast reconstruction can present more challenges and require more preparation.
Breast Reconstruction Recovery
It’s normal to experience swelling and pain after any breast surgery procedure, and breast reconstruction surgery is no exception. Dr. Feins will do everything to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible. He may place a tube under your skin to drain excess fluid, apply a garment to provide support and minimize swelling.
After your surgery, it will be critical to continually monitor the health of your breasts; the risk of infection is higher among patients who have undergone serious cancer treatment. It is important to continue your regular cancer screenings as recommended by your oncologist.
Breast Reconstruction Cost
By its nature, breast reconstruction surgery is a highly personalized procedure. Not every patient will have the same needs or experience the same results. You may need breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or a double mastectomy reconstruction. These varying factors have implications on the cost of your procedure.
Dr. Feins will discuss all of your options and provide a detailed cost estimate for your individualized procedure. The first step is scheduling an initial consultation.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Breast Reconstruction
This is a difficult time, but with an experienced breast reconstruction surgeon and a clear plan of action, your procedure can provide a significant boost to your self-confidence and general sense of wellbeing. With more than 25 years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Feins has the skill and knowledge necessary to help ensure your breast reconstruction is a positive experience with exceptional results.
To schedule your initial consultation, please call the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today at 603-647-4430. We help patients throughout southern New Hampshire, including Manchester, Concord and Nashua.