Breast Reconstruction

Women who have been through the trauma of breast cancer have the option of reconstructing their breasts after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Breast reconstruction is a very personal choice, and one you should reflect on and make yourself. Many women choose not to reconstruct their breasts, but many others want to in order to regain a sense of femininity and normalcy after their ordeal.

If you do choose breast reconstruction, Dr. Brucato will work closely with you and your oncologist to create natural-looking breasts, whether from your own tissue or from implants. Contact Brucato Plastic Surgery today at 203-431-7644 to schedule your breast reconstruction consultation. We proudly serve Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, and nearby areas of Connecticut.

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Benefits of having breast reconstruction done can include:

  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Ability to wear bikini tops or tank tops without self-consciousness
  • Improved symmetry in breasts, if reconstructing only one

Many women want to feel “normal” again after going through breast cancer. Having a flat or asymmetrical chest after a mastectomy or lumpectomy serves as a constant reminder of their breast cancer struggles, and can cause problems with clothes fitting or with self-image. Breast reconstruction won’t fully restore your breasts to their previous shape, size, and feel, but it can help to restore a sense of normalcy.

If you are struggling with the decision of whether or not to have breast reconstruction, it’s okay to take your time. Breast reconstruction can be performed weeks, months, or even years after your breast cancer surgery.

Types of Breast Reconstruction

The main types of breast reconstruction are:

  • Flap reconstruction, which harvests tissue from another area of your body in order to shape a new breast mound
  • Implants with tissue expander, which utilizes breast implants rather than natural tissue to create new breasts

Each type has its own benefits, and you should discuss your options with Dr. Brucato before deciding. There may also be limitations to what kind of reconstruction you can have due to factors such as:

  • Anatomical concerns
  • The extent of your surgery
  • How willing you are to undergo multiple surgeries
  • How symmetrical you want your breasts to be
  • How large your breasts were and how large you want them to be
  • Whether you need radiation treatment

Dr. Brucato will talk you through your options and help you arrive at the best reconstructive treatment plan for your unique case.

Cost of Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is covered by insurance. However, you should check with your provider to see exactly how much will be covered. Sometimes insurance plans do not fully cover all types of breast reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Brucato will work with you to help find out how much your insurance will cover. He wants to make the breast reconstruction journey as easy as possible for you since you’ve already gone through so much.

Schedule Your Breast Reconstruction Consultation

If you have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy as part of treatment for breast cancer and are interested in breast reconstruction, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brucato at 203-431-7644 for your initial consultation. We serve patients in Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, Connecticut, and other nearby areas.

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