Sunday, May 3, 2015

What is Breast Reconstruction? What are your Options?

Breast reconstruction makes women whole again after breast cancer. It restores something that nature provided but cancer has taken away. It is covered by insurance in the majority of cases thanks to a 1998 Federal Mandate.

Unfortunately, many breast cancer patients who are facing or who have had mastectomy or lumpectomy are not offered all their reconstructive options.

Women have several breast reconstruction options. These include breast implants and "natural" techniques like flaps and fat grafting which use the patient's own tissue. The nipple and areola can also be recreated.

The animated presentation below provides an excellent overview for women interested in learning more about breast reconstruction and the options available.



I hope this info helps!

Dr C

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Dr Chrysopoulo is a breast reconstruction surgeon in San Antonio, TX, specializing in the DIEP flap and other state-of-the-art breast reconstruction procedures. In-network for most US insurance plans. Patients are welcomed from across and outside the US. Please call (800) 692-5565 or email patientadvocate@PRMAplasticsurgery.com to learn more about your breast reconstruction options. Connect with Dr C on Twitter and Facebook.

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