Breast Cancer Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy due to cancer or other disease is quite possible with today's surgical procedures. Breast cancer reconstruction is covered by health insurance companies due to legislation that requires mandatory coverage of breast cancer surgeries. Using the newest medical techniques, a plastic surgeon is often able to create a breast that is similar in form and appearance to that of the natural breast. A consultation will provide the most information on the available options for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
Dr. Rodgers performs staged reconstruction for breast cancer. First, she works directly with the general surgeon to perform the first stage at the same time as the mastectomy. The general surgeon removes the beast tissue and Dr. Rodgers places a tissue expander to re-create the breast pocket. Over time we add volume to establish a place for a breast implant. In the second stage, Dr. Rodgers removes the filled tissue expander and places the implant. The third stage is nipple reconstruction followed by nipple tattoos. The entire reconstruction process takes up to a year or more.
During a pre-op visit, detailed instructions about post-op care will be provided and as will clear information about what to expect and next steps. We understand what a stressful time this can be, and strive to make it as smooth as possible.
Please call our office at 303-320-8618 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodgers.
As a breast cancer survivor myself who has experienced reconstruction, I understand what you are going through. My staff and I will make sure that you have the best possible experience during this difficult time. I will do my very best to make sure that your reconstruction is something that you are comfortable with, and feel confident in how you look following surgery.
Dr. Christine Rodgers
To learn more about breast cancer reconstruction surgery, contact a patient coordinator at 303-320-8618, or click here.