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Breast reconstruction in Rochester is a procedure performed following a mastectomy or lumpectomy to rebuild part or all of a woman’s breast/s. It’s a great way to bring back your breasts’ normal appearance, shape, size, and symmetry.
Jacobson Plastic Surgery understands the need to feel whole again as part of beating breast cancer. If you’re planning to get breast reconstruction, we can help.
What Is Breast Reconstruction?
While the idea of having your breast(s) removed can seem overwhelming, and devastating, there are many outstanding options for achieving a beautiful breast reconstruction. Dr. Jacobson has revolutionized minimally invasive breast reconstruction and is considered an expert in the field of breast reconstruction, using implants and fat grafting, in the United States and around the world.
Pre-pectoral (above the chest muscle), or minimally invasive breast reconstruction, can provide a long-term soft shapely breast. The technique involves the use of Acellular Dermis Matrix (ADM), instead of the chest muscle, to preserve the breast shape by creating internal support that relieves pain and eliminates muscle animation (movement of the breast due to contraction of the chest muscle) that is a significant and sometimes debilitating issue with older techniques.
If you have previously undergone breast reconstruction and are frustrated by asymmetry, a firm or painful reconstructed breast, or bothered by the movement of your breast with the flexing of the chest muscle, Dr. Jacobson may have some life-changing options for you.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Reconstruction
Every woman who is planning to undergo breast cancer surgery or has already gone through a lumpectomy or mastectomy is an ideal candidate for breast reconstruction. This procedure is highly individualized, so the decision to get one is entirely up to you.
If you’re considering having your breasts reconstructed, you must:
- Be coping well with your diagnosis
- Be responding well to treatment
- Not be suffering from any health problems that could negatively affect the healing process
- Understand that the results of breast reconstruction are highly variable
Your breast reconstruction procedure will start with the administration of anesthesia to ensure a comfortable and painless surgical session.
Pain, animation deformity, and capsular contracture can be effectively treated with an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime simply by putting the chest muscle back where it belongs and placing the supported implants on top of the muscle, sometimes utilizing your own tissue (fat grafting) as a combined technique. A breast made completely from your tissue through serial fat transfers is an option for those patients who prefer not to use implants.
Your Breast Reconstruction Consultation
Dr. Jacobson would love to sit down with you and discuss appropriate options specific to your needs. Once your treatment goals are understood, a tailored approach will be designed and you can soon look forward to looking and feeling great.
Healing and Recovery
After the procedure, you will be required to wear a surgical bra to support your newly reconstructed breasts and minimize swelling. Dr. Jacobson will also provide you with pain medication prescriptions and instructions for your recovery.
How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?
According to the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, the cost of breast reconstruction should be included as part of mastectomy coverage by all group health plans. However, your coverage may only apply to some parts of the total price. You may discuss all price details with Dr. Jacobson during your consultation.
Arrange a Consultation
Get in touch with Jacobson Plastic Surgery today for your breast reconstruction in Rochester. Dr. Jacobson can help restore the natural appearance of your breasts while you find your way back to health.