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Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction in Scottsdale, Arizona 

Right now it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime.  The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a physically and emotionally terrifying diagnosis.  However, modern surgical advances in technology make it possible to reconstruct a natural-appearing breast after breast removal (mastectomy) due to cancer and other diseases.  Breast reconstruction can be a very rewarding procedure that not only creates a new breast but can dramatically improve your self-confidence and quality of life.  While the results can be a significant improvement in the appearance and feeling of the breast, a reconstructed breast will never be exactly the same as the breast that was removed.

Dr. Geoghegan feels strongly that every woman deserves the opportunity for breast reconstruction and enjoys working with each patient to achieve their individual goals for recovery.  There are many techniques for breast reconstruction available, with most involving several procedures performed at various stages.  The information here will present an overview of breast reconstruction, but the best way to learn which method is best suited for your goals is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Geoghegan.

Through the advocacy efforts of many society’s and breast cancer support groups, insurance companies are required by law to provide coverage for breast reconstruction and the related procedures to adjust the opposite breast.  Pre-certification will most often be required and checking with your individual policy to confirm your coverage and any limitations is always advised.

What to Expect?

If you are considering a Breast Reconstruction procedure, here is what you should expect:

Average Length:

Highly variable depending on technique

Anesthesia

General

Inpatient / Outpatient

Inpatient

Risks:

Bleeding, infection, temporary or permanent numbness, uneven positioning or shape of breasts, poor incision healing, partial or complete loss of the flap, breast hardening, capsular contraction or implant failure and need for revision surgery.

Recovery:

Usually back to work 1-4 weeks, avoid strenuous activity for 3-6 weeks

Am I a Good Candidate?

  • Coping well with diagnosis and treatment
  • No additional medical illnesses that can impair healing
  • Desire to restore breast appearance and body image
  • Non-smokers

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Oasis Plastic Surgery
9590 E Ironwood Square Dr #108 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 264-6428