Breast Reconstruction

Conveniently located to serve the areas of New Jersey and the Tri-state Area

Breast reconstruction is a key tenet of plastic surgery. Our surgeons have years of experience performing restorative procedures on women who have lost their breasts to cancer. This can often be performed at the same time as the mastectomy, beginning the process of healing. Depending on health conditions, however, a mastectomy patient may have to wait before undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. Whether Breast Reconstruction is done immediately or on a delayed basis, this surgery holds much promise of recreating a natural looking breast again. The best option for a patient is a complex decision, made upon discussions with a patient’s oncologists, breast surgeon, and reconstructive surgeon.


“Renew. Restore. Reclaim your feminine strength!”

Am I a candidate for breast reconstruction?

Most women who have undergone a mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery are candidates for breast reconstruction. The timing and options for reconstruction depend on various factors, such as cancer treatments, overall health, and personal preferences. It is recommended to discuss your individual case with a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction to determine the most suitable approach for you.

What are the different techniques for breast reconstruction?

There are several techniques for breast reconstruction, including implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue reconstruction. Implant-based reconstruction involves placing breast implants to recreate the breast mound, while autologous tissue reconstruction uses your body’s own tissue (usually from the abdomen, buttocks, or back) to form the new breast. The choice of technique depends on factors such as individual anatomy, available donor sites, and personal preferences, which can be discussed with your plastic surgeon.

Can breast reconstruction be performed immediately after a mastectomy?

Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after a mastectomy, which is called immediate reconstruction, or it can be delayed until a later time, known as delayed reconstruction. Immediate reconstruction offers the advantage of waking up from surgery with a reconstructed breast, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Factors such as the need for additional cancer treatments, overall health, and personal preferences will be considered to determine the best timing for reconstruction.

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